We were asked by Jolly Mom what we would do to" create change in 2010 and how will you use the winning technology bundle to help you?"
I am currently working on starting a non-profit. Recently, my seven-month old, Noah, spent some time in the hospital after being diagnosed with Pneumonia. During his stay in the hospital, I noticed that our hospital was not prepared to occupy children who are in the hospital or even the siblings that may come to visit. Noah was hooked up to IV's and unable to take advantage the tiny play room that was on the floor.
After we left, I thought about the other children that were in the hospital or even in the ER. And, while I don't have a name, the idea for my non-profit was born.
Through my organization we will provide small plastic totes that contain age appropiate toys, coloring books and crayons and a blanket for children from ages 4 months on up. The children will be able to take these boxes with them with they are discharged. They will also be available for children that are in the ER awaiting test results. We will also provide boxes to children that are visiting family members in the hospital as well.
The new technology bundle will help me in many ways. The first being that I am currently using an outdated E-machines computer to work. The notebook will allow me to do the research, type the documents and do the paperwork needed to run my nonprofit. With the printer, I will be able to print out brochures, flyers and other information for the nonprofit.
This is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart as it will allow me to touch so many children's lives. Being in the hospital can be a very scary thing for any child. This is my way of making it a little easier.