Tuesday, July 19, 2011

This month's charity: Love for Malacia Babies


As many of you already know, I belong to the Etsy Angels team on Etsy. There are about 15 of us that get together 5-6 times a year to raise money for worthy causes.

This month, starting on July 15th, the Etsy Angels will be raising money for Love For Malacia Babies (LFMB). Ooh Leela! is donating 25% of all sales proceeds to this wonderful cause.

LFMB has done so much already for so many families and they need our help! Make a purchase from any of the stores listed below and a portion of their total sales will be donated directly to LFMB to help them do what they do best....support parents with children that have Malacia.

Can you possibly imagine having a baby and knowing something is wrong and no one seems to know what? That is sometimes what it is like when you have a baby with Malacia. Malacia is described as: "Airways carry air from the nose to the lungs. Some children are born with airways that are too soft. Soft airways do not hold their shape, and air does not flow through as well as it should. There are three places where airways can be soft: the voice box, the windpipe, and the breathing tubes. A person may have softening in one, two or three parts of the airway. This softening is called Malacia."

From the founder of LFMB, LeeAnna, "Almost 2 years ago we created a support group on Facebook, while we were living in the hospital with our youngest son. The group has been such a great support for over 200 people. With the support group we have reached 3 different country's and just about every state in the United States. With so little support found elsewhere we decided to take it a step further. In March of 2011 "Love For Malacia Babies" received their EIN and prepared to file for non profit status. LFMB will one day be able to help families who have Malacia babies. There are so many things we would love to be able to do."

Shop with the Angel's below and help us help them! Happy Shopping!

Sewinggranny - sewinggranny.etsy.com

Ozarknana - ozarknana.etsy.com

BeadedTail - beadedtail.etsy.com

MamaJody54 - mamajody54.etsy.com

Beadz N Stonez Jewelry Supplies -beadznstonezsupplies.etsy.com

Crochetbymsa - crochetbymsa.etsy.com

Craftsbychris - craftsbychris.etsy.com

Wildlifer78 - wildlifer78.etsy.com

SilkCreekGallery - silkcreekgallery.etsy.com

H & J Star Creations - Handjstarcreations.etsy.com

Jewelry Designs By CBL & CO. on ArtFire - Jewelry Designs by CBL and Company

Jewelry Bargain Boutique on ArtFire - Jewelry Bargain Boutique

My Mini Mocs - MyMiniMocs.etsy.com

You can also visit our Charity Forum Chat Thread on Etsy to find out more and to chat with us, and to see how our efforts are progressing throughout the month!

About The Author : Leela

Leela is a 4.5 y.o. Silky Terrier who truly believes she is a baby. She is the Chief Designer at Ooh Leela!™, a dog boutique that specializes in personalized dog shirts, trendy dog clothing, beds and accessories. She is sassy and sweet, full of personality and attitude. You can follow her on Twitter and you can connect with her on Facebook


  1. really an excellent post Isabela! such a worthy cause and to think that LeeAnna started this charity on her own to help others in the same situation brings such joy to my heart! so proud to be part of the Etsy Angels Team! GO ♥ ANGELS!!!

  2. You and me both Annie! I love being a part of this group! Thank you so much for stopping by :)


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