|Ramstein, Germany: Heather Curtis, co-founder of OhSewCrafty.com, an international, online crafting business, is launching the Support the Stork campaign. The campaign will run until May 1, 2012. Support the Stork is to aid families attempting pregnancy through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Curtis, having successfully conceived with infertility issues herself, is on a mission to help other wonderful couples build their own families. |
Support the Stork is not only merely accepting donations for IVF couples. The campaign is set to raise awareness of the expense of fertility treatments in the United States, which average more than $10,000 per treatment cycle. Infertility affects approximately 6.1 million individuals throughout the United States. Many families struggle with the financial aspect of IVF. Support the Stork will offer financial aid to those faced with infertility and trying to conceive through IVF.
Support the Stork is setting it's fundraising sites to raise $20,000. "The more money we raise, the more beautiful babies can be welcomed into wonderful families," Curtis said. OhSewCrafty.com is selling limited edition; handmade "Mommy and Baby" doll sets for $19.99, all proceeds of doll sales are going to the Support the Stork fundraising campaign. An international "Support the Stork Quilt Auction" will be held in March 2012; all proceeds from the auction will be contributed to families facing infertility. Donations are accepted through Paypal, firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on the campaign can be found at http://supportthestork.blogspot.com/