First off, we wanted to share some very exciting news! Your continued support has allowed Embrace to win the INDEX: Design to Improve Life 2011 People’s Choice Award. Set in front of Denmark’s Crown Prince and Princess, the award ceremony recognized organizations that apply design thinking to target an important social problem, and truly make a difference in people’s lives. We received more than 20,000 votes worldwide to win the People’s Choice Award. We are very humbled by this achievement, and we hope that our product will continue to make an impact in saving lives as we work to expand our programs. You can check out the Embrace showcase in the INDEX: Award Exhibition as it makes its way through six cities in Asia and Europe, commencing in 2013.
We also wanted to share a touching story from the field with you – an example of how our product is making an impact in lives on a daily basis. This story took place in SVYM, a rural hospital that provides low cost medical services to tribal communities and the poor. In August, Shilpa, an 18 year old woman, was rushed to the emergency room to give birth to a baby girl. At 8 ½ months, the baby weighed 2 kilograms. After the baby was examined by the doctor, she was put in an Embrace Infant Warmer to provide much needed thermal support (the mother was too weak to provide any skin to skin support), and was reunited with her mother. Shilpa and her daughter were released from the hospital after the baby gained some weight, and both mom and baby are doing well.
Cases like this are a reminder that the Embrace warmer is needed in dire situations throughout the globe. We appreciate your continued support to help make an impact for families like Shilpa’s – thanks so much for your generosity. Together, we can make a difference!
Please note that on October 19th, GlobalGiving is hosting another Bonus Day where they are offering $100,000 in matching funds. For every donation Embrace receives on that day, GlobalGiving will match it by 30%. This is the last bonus day of the year. Please help us take advantage of this opportunity!
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