Your donation will be put to immediate, real-life, baby-saving use in one of the following ways:
*Intact info exposition registration and materials, freely given to thousands of expecting and new families (Saving Our Sons has on-the-gound intact chapters in every U.S. state, Canada, Australia, the U.K, Africa, South Korea, and Puerto Rico). We register for and attend as many maternity, baby and family expos as we are able to raise funding for. This impact is thee most significant way to change the greatest number of new parents hearts/minds who would otherwise never receive the intact message. Expositions play a vital role in saving babies from genital cutting, and ensuring tomorrow's men remain intact, and the need for SOS expos is great.
*Intact Info Packs, books, DVDs, intact care items, materials sent to those who've requested but cannot otherwise access them (or those who've had a relative/friend request items be sent). Most pressing are the needs for reaching families whose babies are in the NICU and remain intact, but undecided about circumcision.
*Awareness raising demonstrations for genital autonomy. Saving Our Sons hosts respectful demonstrations in front of major conventions (AAP, CDC, ACOG, International AIDS Conference) and in large cities and high traffic areas. During these demonstrations we take a professional, educational approach to awareness raising and pass out hundreds of informational items each day, having countless one-on-one conversations with passerbys and conference attendees. The ripple effect is great!
*Don't Retract Packs for physicians. Saving Our Sons receives approximately 15 reports each week of physicians or clinical staff who are forcibly retracting children, or encouraging parents to do so with their baby. These packs are put together by clinicians volunteering with SOS, and are well received - often making a real change in patient protocol. We would like to ship regardless of a family's ability to cover the $4 cost, but need people to come on board and support this effort.
*Continuation of the SavingSons.org website and compelling content that comes from Saving Our Sons on Facebook, Twitter, and beyond - reaching an audience of over 65,000 individuals, and providing advocates with gentle, research-based, respectful resources they can be confident in sharing with friends, family, clients and patients.
By giving to Saving Our Sons, you are ensuring that every dollar goes directly into saving a baby from genital cutting, changing the cultural mindset about the intact male body and foreskin to be one that is positive and productive, and empowering our movement forward as we become an INTACT nation again!
Thank you for being an important part of this SOS mission.
Meet some of the little ones saved by SOS here.
One Time Gift:
To give without PayPal taking a percentage:
1) Go to PayPal.com
2) Click "SEND" at the top of the page.
3) Enter SavingSons@gmail.com and the amount you wish to give.
4) On the next screen, click "This is to friends or family."
Sponsor a Son
The following expecting families are those in need of a sponsor. If you would like to provide materials for a particular family on this list, please include a note with your gift of $16 or more, or email SavingSons@gmail.com
F-- New Jersey, first son badly 'botched' (friends hope to save second son)
K-- New Jersey, first baby boy expected
K-- expecting, requested by relative, lives in GA
J-- first boy; husband wants to cut; GA (no reliable internet for video sharing)
B-- first time mom to be in IL
N- requested by grandma; first baby in IA
M-- expecting first boy; Austin, TX (requested by neighbor)
Do Not Retract Physician Packs
(being sent to physicians who are known to have forcibly retracted in the last 8 weeks)
There are currently 94 forced retraction physician packages requested by families across 23 states in need of funding (1.28.16). Each packet costs $4 to produce and ship. | Fund physician don't retract packs here
Events to Fund
Genital Integrity Awareness Week 2016 - Washington D.C. (Annual Event) | Support GIAW
Worldwide Week of Genital Autonomy 2016 - Washington D.C. (Annual Event) | Support WWWGA
AAP Conference Demonstration for Genital Autonomy - $1179 remains (1.28.16) | Support the AAP Demonstration
International AIDS Conference Demonstration & Tabling for Genital Autonomy - $1565 remains (1.28.16) | Support the AIDS Conference Demonstration & Expo Table
Men's Health Week - Washington D.C. (Annual Event) | Support Men's Health Week
Saving Our Sons INTACT Chapters
Chapters use donated funds to register and host intact booths at maternity and baby expos locally,
meeting with thousands of expecting families in the process.
* Intact Hawaii -- $148 need (1.28.16 update) - New Baby Expo, Oahu | Support Hawaii Here.
* Intact Florida - $384 need (1.28.16 update) - Green Baby Expo, Miami; PPN Central Florida WBW Expo. Support Florida Here
* Intact Virginia - $440 need (1.28.16 update) - Baby & Child Expo; Big Latch On Booths x3; Healing Life Festival | Support Virginia Here
Past Family/Son Sponsors
The boys born into the families you've sponsored thank you!
Debbie, Intact Rhode Island
Jessica, Intact Michigan
The Hilton Family
Kelly, Intact New York
Dana, Intact New York
Erin of Intact Vermont
Cool Beans Boutique
Cutting Pixels: Video Game Hand Cut Paper Art
Art by Cedar
This Little Piggy Photography
Know Better, Do Better Birth Services
Heather C. at Overhaul Birth
Made by Love with Love Herbal