SOURCE: Om Bebe

April 28, 2005 09:00 ET

Inspired Giving for Mother's Day

Specialty Web Retailer, Om Bebe, Donates Signature Baby Blankets to Project Linus

A Gift Every Mother Desires: A Way to Teach Children About Compassion, Generosity and Gratitude

SAUSALITO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 28, 2005 -- Om Bebe, a new, high-end web retailer of luxurious products to enrich the minds, bodies, and spirits of babies and children, has gifted five of its signature, hand-woven baby blankets to the national, non-profit organization, Project Linus. Headquartered in Illinois, Project Linus serves children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteers.

"I have been weaving since I was four years old," said artist and Om Bebe founder, Devi Somers. "I have gifted larger blankets to cancer patients and found the act of giving something I created to someone in need an extremely powerful way to learn and grow. I was looking for a way to share this lesson with others. Project Linus is a perfect opportunity. I hope to inspire mothers to create blankets together with their children to donate to Project Linus. Such hands-on acts of kindness can teach children so much about compassion, generosity, and gratitude and are at the very heart of why I launched Om Bebe."

Signature Baby Blanket

The 38x46-inch, hand-woven baby blankets, the signature product in Om Bebe's offering of luxurious throws, baby clothing, bedding, furniture and specialty products, are created using the highest quality American-made chenille, bordered in French, double-satin ribbon, and beautifully embroidered with a scallop.

The five blankets, which were personalized for the recipients, were gifted to Project Linus chapters in Santa Barbara, California; Hartford County, Connecticut, snow56@aol.com; Chicago, Illinois, linuschicago@aol.com; and Manhattan, New York, manhattan_ny@projectlinus.org.

"As a mother of four, I can say this about Mother's Day. What every mother really wants is to know she's teaching her children life's most important skills and lessons," Somers said. "Making a blanket together for a child in need could be one of the most powerful and positive lessons a mother could impart. I hope my very small contribution to Project Linus will inspire mothers and children across the country to create something beautiful together that they then share with another child."

For detailed information on Devi Somers and Om Bebe, click here: http://media.marketwire.com/attachments/200504/208922_OmBebeFactsheets.pdf

About Om Bebe

A high-end web boutique for babies, children and those who love them, Om Bebe features exquisite, hand-crafted baby bedding, clothing, furniture and specialty items. Nearly all of the products -- from the signature, hand-woven baby blankets to the organic cotton baby clothing, hand-crafted furniture, pottery and baby massage oils -- are designed and crafted exclusively for Om Bebe by founder, Devi Somers and a team of skilled artisans: designers, potters, furniture builders, aroma therapists, and organic cotton farmers. Dedicated to socially and environmentally sensitive craftsmanship, Om Bebe is committed to nurturing the spirit, mind and body of babies and children. In addition to its exclusive line of products, Om Bebe also provides resources and literature on natural or "attachment" parenting. For more information, please visit: www.ombebe.com or call Devi Somers at 415-332-3248.

About Project Linus

Since its founding in 1995, Project Linus has provided more than 1.1 million blankets to children in need. It has more than 340 chapters covering all 50 states. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please e-mail:
    information@projectlinus.org
    Phone: (309) 664-7814
    or send your inquiry to:
    Project Linus
    PO Box 5621
    Bloomington IL 61702-5621