Every year, Listen To Your Mother gives back to the communities that host shows by donating to a local non-profit. This year, 39 cities across the country are announcing local non-profits they will support, and Austin is proud to announce that the organization we will support in 2015 is Hand to Hold.
Hand to Hold’s mission is to provide comprehensive navigation resources and support programs to parents of preemies, babies born with special health care needs and those who have experienced a loss due to these or other complications. The organization matches seasoned parents (Helping Hands) with parents in need of support in peer-to-peer relationships that inspire hope and offer the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the experience of preterm birth, life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a child born with special health care needs, loss of pregnancy and/or infant loss.
Co-producer Leigh Ann had personal experience with the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with her twins, who were born 9 weeks premature, and any organization that helps families in the NICU has a special place in her heart.
Listen To Your Mother Austin’s goal is to give this amazing non-profit financial and moral support, but to also gain community recognition and therefore support for their ongoing efforts to help babies and families. Ten percent of our net proceeds will be donated to Hand to Hold after the show date.
Check out Hand to Hold’s blog at PreemieBabies101.com, where their team of writers contributes articles about life before, during and after a NICU stay or loss.
Of course, another way you can help is to buy a ticket to one of our TWO Listen To Your Mother Shows, taking place April 25th at the AT&T Center!
(Tickets will be available later in March, at which time you’ll find an eventbrite ticket sales widget in our sidebar.)
Thank you, Austin, for all of the support you continue to show Listen to Your Mother and our amazing community!
Kristin and Leigh Ann