In celebration of it’s 50th Birthday Pampers has launched the Miracle Mission campaign to encourage the public to pay it forward and deliver acts of kindness to others in need, especially those with little miracles. As a part of the military community we are all aware that there is an influx of little miracles born daily on military bases nationwide and many of our military families especially those with spouses away can always use a random act of kindness.

Pampers recently challenged me to support or celebrate a new little miracle in my community. My challenge was to find it’s best use. After hearing about a soldier in my spouse’s unit whose pay had been messed up and it causing some serious hardship for their family I decided to purchase diapers for their baby. While it may not have been much , diapers can be costly and the thought of having to buy them when you have so much on your plate is a hard one.

The Pampers for Every Miracle video would not show up but be sure to take a look at the beautiful babies featured in it by visiting here:

Pampers is inviting everyone to join their Miracle Missions Program. Everyone can easily participate in a small way by logging on to Pampers Facebook page ( by hitting ‘like’ and then going to the Miracle Missions tab and committing to Mission 1 by clicking “I Want To Pledge.”  Once more than 2,500 people pledge, Pampers will respond by giving baby showers to expectant mothers nationwide.   As a side note, anyone who pledges is automatically entered to win a year’s supply worth of Pampers diapers and wipes (and that can definitely help someone in a big way!)

I’d love to extend this challenge to you! Pampers is allowing me to give (1) $50 American Express Giftcard to a lucky reader to perform a random act of kindness if you choose to do so.

How To Enter:

Simply leave a comment below letting me know how you would pay it forward to alittle miracle in your community. Ideas includes babysitting or using your prize to pay for some babysitting time for new parents, purchasing baby supplies etc. The reader with the best Pay It Forward idea will win. It’s that simple!

Extra Ways To Enter:

You must complete the ABOVE entry first to utilize extra entries

(Be sure to leave a comment for EACH EXTRA entry)

1. Subscribe to Army Wife 101 via Email

2. Like Pampers Facebook Page

3. Like Army Wife 101 Fan page

This is a short giveaway which will end 5/25/2011 at 11:00EST so be sure to get those entries in.

Be sure to leave a valid email address so I can contact you if you are the winner!

Disclaimer: I was provided (2) $50 Amex GC to use as part of the Miracle Missions Campaign and for reader giveaway. You can view my full disclosure policy here.



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Krystel is the mom of two and an Army Wife. In addition to Army Wife 101 she is the Co-Founder of a digital media agency that connects brands with the military market. She has appeared on MSNBC ,FOX LA and formerly was a weekly contributor to HLN's "Raising America". She has written for various outlets including Sheknows and Lifetime and is a big fan of cupcakes and french fries.

56 Comments on Pampers Little Miracle Mission + $50 American Express Card Giveaway!!!!

  1. I don’t know that I could plan that ahead of time. I would be more likely to hold it until I saw someone in need. A neighbor or stranger who I saw needed help. Yesterday, There was an older lady who was nearly falling down trying to cross the street. A young girl had stopped to help her, but could barely hold her up. We stopped. Soon several more stopped, and finally while we were trying to figure out where she lived a lady showed up saying she worked at the halfway house a block over, and they just noticed she was gone. Putting aside how sad that is; I didn’t even know we lived that close to a halfway house. I think it would be great to make up a bunch of homemade snacks and pies and spend some time there. I would be so grateful to someone who would do that if my mom was alone.

  2. That’s easy. I’d pay it forward by sending groceries and personal care items to the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit. We stayed there many times, as well as the Ronald McDonald House in North Carolina during my late daughter’s life.

    People often wind up there with no advance notice and don’t have the basic necessities….no toothbrush or clean underwear. And it always so appreciated to come back after a day at the hospital and find something to nourish your body with during such times of crisis.

    When my daughter was alive, we’d go back and cook dinner for the residents. She loved paying it forward that way. Honestly, it’d be too hard to do that nowadays but I could and would prepare a box of various items and drop them off.

    Speaking of which, for anyone who travels a lot…I always suggest collecting the toiletries the hotels leave daily and sending them to the nearest Ronald McDonald House.

    It’s such a stressful time, and every bit of love offered means so much.

  3. Like Army Wife 101 Fan page.

    *Can I also brag for a minute? When Olivia learned about the MRE’s when the war first started, she was appalled that our military men and women had so little to eat and not very good she said! So, she collected 100 Hershey’s candy bars and we shipped them over to the desert. She was a huge advocate of paying it forward. She lived her whole life like this.

  4. I would like to have it donated directly to the American Red Cross, as much as there are worthwhile causes locally, right now, they need the money to help those in even more need
    vlbsweeps at gmail dot com

  5. I would give the card to a family at the Fisher House here on post. I feel so bad for the families having to go through this tough time of their loved one being injured. My husband is in the Army and works in the hospital so he tells me about some of the families and my heart just goes out to them. So I would give the card to a family that has children that way they can use it for what ever they need for their children. And hopefully that will help with some financial needs they may be having.

  6. I would donate diapers to a local home for pregnant teens who have been turned away by their parents.

  7. I would donate my childrens clothes, shoes and toys to local churches and women/children shelters once they’ve grown out of them. My son is 2 months old and we got a lot of things for him and some of the things have already been donated to friends in need. Babies grow out of things so quickly why not let someone else get a good use out of things like that. My 5 year old goes through her toys every few months to give away.

  8. i would buy diapers for my friends baby who is 5 months old-she has liver cancer and they need all the help they can get-and prayers
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  9. My son just got discharged from the hospital yesterday from a week long visit!:( My son just turned one and got a high ever at 105 for 5 days straight and this hopsital took very good care of him and supplied diapers, cream, sippy cups, toddler spoons, etc. They also made him a pillow case and card and gave him a goody bag with brand new toys and books. They have a awesome play room which gave both our boys time to play and forget for for a time he was sick. They really went out of there way to make up feel at home and was very friendly and kept thanking my husband for his service. I would love to donate some diapers or books to them with some of this card, which a homemade card I created. You can not find many hospitals like this,and since this was our second long visit between both our kids this would be a great gift!

  10. I liked pampers. I already like your FB page.
    I would pay it forward by helping a dear couple I know who are expecting twins. It is a difficult pregnancy, and they cannot deliver in the area, so they will have the expenses of commuting after the babies are born. I don’t feel comfortable posting all the pregnancy details here, but if you would like more info, I can provide it to you in an email. I would give them the gift card to offset some of the costs.

  11. There is a fellow Army wife here in Germany that I am good friends with having a baby in July. Because of a medical condition she didn’t find out she was pregnant until she was almost 25 weeks along. Her husband is deployed and I would love to give her a baby shower and buy her some “girly” baby gifts. (she has a son already) Thanks for the chance to win. I love your blog. :)

  12. Mandatory Entry: i would definitely give this to a new mom who is struggling to make ends meet! i know a few.. Thanks for the chance to win!! What a lovely giveaway
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  13. I have a friend on facebook who is at the post we are PCSing to in two weeks. Her sister’s home was demolished by the tornado in Joplin, MO and she is currently in the hospital with pre-term labor due to the stress of the storm. I would love for her to receive this gift card as all the items she had prepared for the baby were destroyed in the tornado and the baby may arrive sooner than planned and need more care than planned. Please also keep her in your prayers!

  14. I will pay it forward in to a friend is due to deliver her third child next Friday. I am looking forward to giving her the best care-kit I can afford. They lie paycheck to paycheck already, and their second child is going on 3 years battling (and winning!) leukemia. She will be grateful for whatever I can give–but the more the merrier!

  15. I would give the giftcard to a family at the local children’s hospital where our little girl often goes for treatment. We recently found out that she has ITP & we have had to go to the UK Children’s Hospital for several quick, overnight stays. however, to see some of the families there it is absolutely heartbreaking. The hospital does work with The Ronald McDOnald house, but it doesn’t seem enough sometimes. More often than not, I see families who are driving from miles away and most of their children have serious illnesses (which makes me so thankful that our little girls illness is so mild compared towhat it could be) and you can just tell that they cannot afford to be there.However, they cannot afford not to be either due to their child’s health. I would either give the giftcard to a family who I could tell may possibly be worrying about where their next meal or tank of gas is going to come from or maybe allow our little girl to take it to the hospital to one of the needy families, whichever family we came across first. Sorry that this is so lengthy, it just has been a subject dear to my heart since the whole hospital stays have hit home recently. Thank God we are luckyto be dealing with a much less serious illness, have plenty of resources, and live within 15 minutes of such a wonderful hospital

  16. I would like to give the card to a friend in need. She has very little support from her family, and life has taken a hard turn for her. She recently became unexpectedly pregnant last fall, and I commend her for the decision she has made to keep it. She has Endometriosis and has no idea if she will be able to have children again (her doctor said she should not even be pregnant). This little baby girl really is a little miracle! She has not been able to afford a college education for awhile (she was saving up before the baby came along), and she works full time at a restaurant (7 months pregnant!) She is due in July and the father of the baby was recently arrested, which forced her to spend all the money she had been saving up for the baby on his bond. She needs all the help she can get, and if I had the means to I would, but unfortunately I don’t. With this card, she could be a little closer to having the things she needs for her baby.

  17. i would suggest buying formula and diapers with it and donate it to the tornado victims here in my home town at the red cross local site, many are still living in tents here until they are placed who lost there homes on april 29th
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

  18. I would donate more to the victims of the tornados I send old clothes baby clothes and food from my moms house and would try to buy send with this gift card I know when ike hit us in Texas how blessed we were ppl donated and help so this is my time to return the blessing

  19. I pay it forward a lot of ways, I volunteer to run a site for a food coop distribution in my local community, which brings fresh produce to them at VERY affordable prices much lower than grocery stores. I also often donate my basket of produce to families that need a little extra help. I teach parents to coupon, so they can help provide for their families and children at WAY lower prices. Im also a photographer, I donate my time to so deploying soldiers recieve photos of their families to keep morale up. I also take a lot of my extra baby products and other necessities and donate them to local agencies that help families.

  20. With the recent storms that hit just a few days ago I would take that money and help provide for the families that lost everything! With coupons and sale shopping I could take that $50 and double maybe triple the amount of products I could get with using coupons. People take for granted the basic needs in life like water, food and shelter and these poor people lost everything.

  21. I would keep them for myself BECAUSE I do fostering for Russel County Human resorces and can use every diaper we can get! :) We have alot of little butts running around here ;) Hope I win

  22. Thats easy, Id pay it forward by buying supplies for the families that have babies in need that have been affected by the tornoados in missouri. I live in missouri and ive watched one storm after another hit and it breaks my heart to see these families and their children suffer. My mother works for a courthouse and this friday they are taking supplies down to Joplin and everyone is pitching in. So it would be wonderful to be able to do this!

  23. I already liked your page, now have liked the pampers page, and subscribed through email as well :)

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