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 We connect these families to a local educator and ensure they receive materials in hands (usually this is in the form of a book, info pack, DVD, and small supplies for their new baby - a welcoming gift packed with intact information)
K-- first boy, MI (requested by younger sibling who found SOS on FB)
S-- OH family, requested by mom (who would like to share with expecting sister as well)
M-- second son, requested by father to convince fiancé, Oregon
A-- first baby, TN
*Note: NICU babies who have been born, with parents still deciding take precedence as they are closest to being cut. We try to get materials to their parents first.
Saving Our Sons' Intact Chapters
The Intact Network's state chapters of SOS use donated funds to register and host intact booths at maternity and baby expos, meeting with thousands of expecting families in the process. Chapters operate by local volunteers with a heart for babies and gifts to SOS.
Intact Kenya (SOS Kenya & Africa Chapters) - $63 remaining need for distribution of intact materials in Kenya - specifically being shared via Owino at local clinics and neighborhoods where circumcision is pushed on young men (Update: 9.18.17) | Support Africa / Kenya
American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Conference / Rally for Genital Autonomy; $50 for materials remains (Update: 9.18.17) | Support the AAFP Rally for Genital Autonomy
Intact North Carolina at NC Pride Intact Booth (Duke University Campus) - $85 remaining need for registration/materials (Update: 9.18.17) | Support NC
Intact Oklahoma (SOS OK Chapter) - Tulsa Baby Expo - $105 remaining need (Update: 9.18.17) | Support OK
Intact Idaho (SOS ID Chapter) - BabyPalooza - $75 remains to be raised (Update: 9.18.17) | Support Idaho
Intact Virginia (SOS VA Chapter) - Hampton Roads Pride; MommyCon DC; Chesapeake New Baby Expo - $300 remains to be raised (Update: 9.18.17) | Support Virginia
Genital Integrity Awareness Week - Washington D.C. (Annual week-long March Event) | Support GIAW | GenitalIntegrityAwarenessWeek.com
Worldwide Week of Genital Autonomy - Washington D.C. 2018 (Annual May Event) | Support WWWGA / WorldWideWeekofGenitalAutonomy.org [ACOG and WWWGA took us over budget with approximately $400 remaining to pay off. 9.18.17)]
Men's Health Week - Washington D.C. 2017 (Annual week-long June event) | Support Men's Health Week
The boys born into the families you've sponsored thank you!
Kari, Intact Pennsylvania
Thank you to one generous man who would like to remain anonymous for enabling us to host expositions in Rhode Island, Virginia, Texas, Idaho, and Washington D.C. Spring/Summer 2016!
Anu M, Intact Michigan
Danielle J, Intact Indiana
Debbie, Intact Rhode Island
Jessica, Intact Michigan
The Hilton Family
Kelly, Intact New York
Dana, Intact New York
Erin of Intact Vermont
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