Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Heartfelt Donation: Smart Mom Jewelry

Sisters by Heart loves to hear about products that help BOTH our special heart babies and their amazing mothers. We're even more excited when we are able to include these products in our care packages. So, you can imagine we were over-the-moon when we were approached about a donation of "Teething Bling," beautiful teething necklaces created by Smart Mom Jewelry.
Teething Bling® is the original teething jewelry, made from the same FDA-approved material as most teething toys.  The pendants and bangles look great on mom and are safe for curious babies to handle and chew.

For the month of March 2013, Sisters by Heart is teaming up with Smart Mom to raise awarness for Congenital Heart Defects and would love to hear your CHD story.  Please share your story with us at for a chance to win the beautiful heart pendant shown below! 

A big thanks to our fellow heart mom Jackie, mom to this adorable CHDer, Zoey...

...who approached Smart Mom Jewelry about CHD and pulse oximetry awareness...and came away with an incredible donation of these beautiful teething necklaces for our care packages!

Amy Creel, founder of Smart Mom Jewelry, is committed to continuing to support and donate to Sisters by Heart! We are absolutely blown away and know our moms will be as well!

Like so many of our donors, Amy's reasons for donating are very personal.  The loss of her sister-in-law, Maria, ignites her ongoing passion to give back to others.  Amy's allowed us to share Maria's story with you...

"My sister-in-law - Maria Jankowski Maurer - died suddenly in 2006 of an undiagnosed and untreated CHD.

She left behind my niece, Emma, who was just 8 days old.

Maria was an accomplished artist and designer at Eileen Fisher. Because of her love of fashion and interest in women's issues, Smart Mom Jewelry supports great causes like Dress for Success in her memory. The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. We hope it is a fitting tribute."

We're pleased to be yet another organization that Amy is inspired by - through the many moms and infants we serve on a daily basis.

Thank you so much Jackie, Amy and Smart Mom Jewelry for your generosity in partnering with us to spread the gift of HOPE to newly diagnosed HLHS families!