Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cans of formula for Comments


For each comment this post receives from now through November 30, we will be donating 2 ounces of baby formula, which is about equivalent to two 6 fluid ounce bottles. (most babies' bottles range from 1-8 oz of fluid depending on their age)

Here's what inspired me to do this....

I have been seeing other bloggers share their generosity by doing "cans for comments" postings and I thought it was a really cool idea, which got me thinking about what more I can do to help others.

This also reminded me of a news story I heard about a year ago that really bothered me. The story was about a baby who had passed away because the mom had been struggling financially so she was trying to stretch out her supply of formula by adding more water to the bottles than the recommended amount. After a period of time this made the baby ill. The boys were just newborns at the time and I was in that phase where all I did was mix bottles and feed babies and the story just made me sick to my stomach. But reminded me how fortunate we are to able to afford to feed our children.

Between work and the boys, I don't have much time to get out and volunteer so I thought this would be a really fun way to help others out and nothing breaks my heart more than the thought of hungry babies out there.

All you have to do to help is leave a comment. I will be sure to post some pictures after we buy the formula and donate it. (donations will most likely go to a local food shelter, but I will do some research on what organizations are in the area in the next couple weeks)

Thanks for your support!

105 comments:

rachelleigh3 said...

Great idea Jessica! Good luck

Dillinger Family said...

I think this is awesome! (you don't know me...I follow your blog through Jennifer Waters.) I will be posting your post on my own blog--even though I don't have many followers, but hopefully someone who reads it might come over here and comment!

Jon and Jennifer said...

Great idea Jess!!

Jen said...

I will post this on my blog too. I just posted when I saw this but will post about this event tomorrow and leave it up until Monday at least. This is such a great idea.

nicole said...

What a great idea! You guys are such thoughtful people! Good luck!

Andrea said...
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Andrea said...

Such a great idea! Hope you get loads of comments! I will post a link from my blog!

Kyle Marie Woods said...

Fabulous idea!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

A very super idea!!!!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Following you from MBC too! Also I live in Burnsville, MN! It is going to be a gorgeous weekend - yay!

Amy said...

Keith and I had some MBA courses together and he was always a lot of fun! Your boys are the cutest twins I have seen in a long time :) What you are doing is awesome and I plan to post about it on Facebook hoping to get others to post a comment as well. Best of luck and have a Happy Thankgiving!

Eric said...

Wow! It's been a long time since I have checked out the Bormann blog and I have to say it is looking pretty amazing these days. Nice work Jessica! Also, nice idea on the formula donation.

Leigh said...

That's a great idea, Jess. Miss you, old roomie!! Hope all is well in MN!

Kline Family said...

I love it!

krmccord said...

Great idea!!

bwallace said...

Took class with Keith - My wife and I are passionate about giving our charity money to food donations so I applaud and support this effort! Happy Thanksgiving.

pets said...

What a great idea...thank you!

Brenda said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Go Cyclones :D

Pietigs said...
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Pietigs said...

Great idea! Very thoughtful of you guys!

Rommibelle said...

Love you guys <3!

Becah said...

Hope you guys are doing well, the boys are growing up so fast!! Good Luck collecting comments, what a great idea!

jschoer said...

Great idea and cause! You have inspired me to donate formula to our local food shelf! Happy Holidays!

Renee said...

What a great way to help others this holiday season!

JD at I Do Things said...

Hi, there!

Jen from Redhead Ranting sent me over.

What a great idea! Best of luck to you.

Kathy said...

Oh, that poor baby and its mother. This is a great thing you're doing!

Surfie said...

What a great idea! As bad as the economy has been, this help will be desperately needed. Thank you for donating!

redkathy said...

Superb idea. How thoughtful of you to give in lieu of volunteering, shows where your heart is. Bless you and yours!

Blazing Minds said...

What a wonderful idea and thought, good luck ;)

Me-Me King said...

What a beautiful act of kindness.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

CatLadyLarew said...

Jen at Redhead Ranting sent me over. Wonderful idea for paying it forward! Best to all.

Buggys said...

Saw this on redhead ranting. What a very nice thing to do!

Garden Gnome said...

This is a great idea! Good luck with getting comments.

Sheila said...

Great idea and great example for your kids

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

What an awesome idea. I've been looking for something to do like this for the holidays via my blog. Going to have to look into this one further. Stopping by from SITS to welcome you aboard. Have a great weekend. Looks like you've got your hands full w/the boys - they are soo cute! :)

Beth said...

What a generous and wonderful thing to do!

The Bormann Family said...

Thanks so much for all the comments so far....keep them coming!

Kwizmom said...

Great way to volunteer to help others - good luck with it!

Kwizmom said...

Nice way to volunteer to help others - good luck with it. (I tried to post another message, but not sure it went through!)

April said...

You guys are awesome!! :) Love to see you doing well...and spreading the love to others.

jennybferguson said...

Hey, very cool idea! The twins are so cute, hopefully I'll get to see them again soon!

Deb said...

Excellent idea, Jess! Love it!

Cindy said...

Wonderful idea! You have a big heart... I hope you get lots of comments!

Heather said...

What a neat idea! I love the blog too!

SquirrelGirl said...

Wow...what a truly great idea! You are both so thoughtful and generous. Good luck!

Kellie said...

This is great Jess! Want me to post it on my blog and see if you can get more comments? Not sure how many it would get you... :)

Rachele said...

What a great and thoughtful idea. I hope you get to deliver tons of cans and none of the local babies will have to worry where the food is coming from this Holiday season. This inspires me to come up with my own "challenge". Have a wonderful Holiday season.

Jessica B said...

This one is for Angie, sounds like some people are having a hard time posting comments.

jmbm said...

Good for you Jess!

Jenae said...

This is so great!! Good Luck!

Pricilla said...

Food banks are hurting everywhere.
Good for you! I hope you get lots and lots of comments!

Molly said...

A wonderful idea for the holiday season.

Autumn Kline Photography said...

Love the idea! Keep us updated on how much you end up donating. I love the new updates on your blog....especially the one where carter or dylan (not sure which one) is stepping on the others head to reach the door handle...classic!!!

BK said...

What a great thing to do! Every little step makes a difference in another's life. Wishing you a wonderful week.

LiLu said...

Fantastic idea!!! :-)

Kristin said...

This is so generous of you and very inspiring to the rest of us. Blessings to you and your family.

Jill Chang said...

What a great thing you are doing! Love the idea. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Northern Girl Southern Living said...

Great idea!

Danielle said...

what a great idea! good luck :)

Anonymous said...

such a great idea! good luck :)

That Kind of Girl said...

Bless you for doing this.

Anne said...

Jen from Redhead Ranting sent me over here. Good luck and what an amazing idea!

Becky Soderholm said...

Great idea!!

Anonymous said...

I love this idea! Blessings to you for this thoughtful act!

Hanako66 said...

what an amazing gesture...you are wonderful!

Court said...

Awesome! Feed the babies a lot! The fat ones are always sooo cute!

Matt said...

This is great. I posted a comment so that Kellie wont call me a baby hater.

because I am not a baby hater. I am kind of a two year old hater but definitely not a baby hater.

Becca said...

Thanks for doing this. I have 16 month old and certainly know how expensive formula can be!

P said...

I saw this mentioned on Kellie's blog and thought I'd do my bit by stopping by and commenting. It's a really nice idea. :)

Gabby said...

Hello via Kellie's blog! This is such a wonderful thing! Happy Thanksgiving!

Kristin said...

How awesome are you guys??? So awesome! Kellie sent me over!

Anonymous said...

I think that is an awesome thing you are doing! :)

E said...

Wow, what a great thing to do!

Miss Kate said...

Found your blog via a friends blog & HAD to comment. That's a really wonderful thing you're doing. :)

drollgirl said...

don't kick the baby

Erica Luna said...

Yes! I can comment freely. Good work Jessica!

Emily said...

Such an inspiring initiative! We need to feed our little ones!

Anonymous said...

Great idea Jess. The babies will be full and thankful.

Kier said...

you have such a beautiful family. have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

this is awesome!

Shane P said...

Sweet!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Hey hey...coming over from Kellie's blog to tell you this is AMAZING!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

SoFiA said...

This is an awesome idea and great of you to do!

I hope many more people get to commenting!

Ryan Rowell said...

All the best on raising comments/cans for your local food bank. Were doing the same thing, drop a comment on our blog too for you.

Diana said...

so generous! I hope it comes back to you times a million!

Anonymous said...

Awesome idea. What kind and generous hearts!!

Kara said...

Wow guys. What a great idea! And a great time of year to do it! You guys are awesome! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica! I saw your post on facebook. What a great idea! Your boys are so cute! Happy Thanksgiving! (this is Shelley Atwood by the way)

Mel said...

This is such a wonderful thing you are doing.

Ashley said...

This is such a great thing you are doing! Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea that you have come up with. If there was more people in the world like you and I that is willing to give more and more to make the day brighter for the less fortunate we may not have as many problems and there is now. Well good luck to you guys with this. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Kristin said...

What a great way to help... you guys are awesome! Happy Thanksgiving!

Mollie said...

This is so great of you!!

siovhan said...

you are rockstars! i'm amazed at and grateful for your charitable hearts!

Tux said...

Thank you for feeding babies

illi's mom said...

That is wonderful and an absolutely amazing idea!!

anotherfishinthesea said...

This is such a kind and thoughtful idea!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Keith and Jessica, what a great time to do something like this. You guys are great! Love- Sarah and Mike

Anonymous said...

What a great idea Jess and Keith!! Adam and Sarah

Jess Eriksen said...

You guys this is such an amazing thing you are doing!!! So many families will benefit - so proud of you!! Happy Holidays!

Katharine Anne said...

This is a such a great idea! I love reading updates on your busy family, the boys are absolutely adorable! Take care, Kate

Jaime Annis said...

Love the idea Jess and love looking at pictures of your beautiful family. Hope things are going well and JTM - I miss working with you!

krmccord said...

I better leave another comment or two for good measure:)

krmccord said...

And one more!

Anonymous said...

Hey you guys! What an awesome idea. I LOVE reading your blog, your stories are too funny! We need to get the boys together sometime soon......maybe they can bite each other and learn that it hurts (Bryson bites too)!
Dan, Jana, & Bryson Klocke

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