Organized by: Amber Khan-Robinson
Umibaby is growing! Umibaby has been a Facebook group with nearly 1700 Muslim mothers who have shared and vented their most vulnerable parenting moments. It has been nearly five years since its start and now is its time to move from the virtual world into the physical world where we can impact the lives of more mothers. As Salaam Alaikum, My name is Amber Khan-Robinson. Nearly five years ago in April 2011, I founded UmiBaby as a closed group on Facebook where Muslim mothers share rambles and vent their mommy woes. The parenting tips and advice is priceless and the sisterhood has grown exponentially. Nowhere does a group of this caliber exist! However, in the past couple years there has been an increased need to become more purposeful in building real live relationships and sharing our voice with the world. Umibaby has proven that Muslim mothers have a unique voice and perspective that can benefit every human being! We are not just moms! We are Muslim moms who care about every aspect of our families lives and we have been given a unique spiritual guide that helps to shape our perspectives. We want to share that! We want to speak up and represent! We want to share our voice in education, beauty, politics, health and beyond! We want to grow Umibaby into a full organization that will provide Muslim mothers and their families across the world with programs and services that will help in strengthening their families and raise our voice in our global community . We want to establish our presence through a branding campaign and a full service website project that will help to make our parenting resources and culture accessible to every mother regardless of nationality, race or creed. To get started, we estimate that this will cost approximately five thousand dollars. The plan is to raise this money through the current T-shirt sales and a two dollar campaign that will be solicited through your active Umibaby membership. If you can give more we will take more. The goal is to raise this money by January 1, 2016. This is a realistic goal considering our membership is at 1700 members. Everybody can do a little bit and contribute. So far the money raised has helped to confirm Umibaby as an official corporate non-profit organization and helped to secure a business bank account and its own P.O. box for mailing. The subsequent money raised is for corporate identification design and an official website designed and other startup costs.