Lucy’s Stocking Fundraiser
This Christmas, please join us in sharing HOPE with those who need it most by contributing to our Lucy’s Stocking Fundraiser. Your donation will not only protect babies in underserved communities from HDFN, but also honor babies who have already been affected by the disease.
Every year, the Allo Hope Foundation launches the Lucy’s Stocking Fundraiser in honor of baby Lucy Dair Weathersby, who passed away due to Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (HDFN.) Her mother, Bethany, went on to establish the Allo Hope Foundation in hopes of offering support and education to families and practitioners affected by HDFN caused by maternal alloimmunization.
All donations will support access to prevention and care for alloimmunization and HDFN worldwide. This year’s fundraiser will focus on supporting underserved patients who do not have access to the vital care they need. Half of the fundraiser proceeds will go directly to Rhesus Solution Initiative in Nigeria and the other half will be used by The Allo Hope Foundation to provide support, resources and education to patients in underserved communities in both the United States and around the world.
Donors to Lucy's Stocking will have their name written on a card and placed inside her stocking on Christmas Eve, so that it can be full this Christmas alongside her living siblings' stockings. This special annual event provides a moment of comfort for families who have lost a child to HDFN, knowing that HDFN advocacy, prevention and treatment is continued in their name.
Several other families have decided to join the effort and run their own stocking fundraisers in honor of their HDFN babies. 100% of the proceeds from the stocking fundraisers will be combined and will go towards our Support for Underserved Communities initiative. You can find links to the other stocking fundraisers below. Help us fill these precious babies’ stockings and give hope to families around the world this Christmas.
If you are donating in honor or memory of a baby, please include their name so we can notify their family of your generous gift. You can also choose to send an e-card when you select to make a Tribute gift.
Rhesus Solution Initiative
RSI is an established NGO based in Nigeria that has been effectively advocating for the care of Rh- women for the past decade, and has established partnerships with local government, hospitals, and the traditional birth attendants.
In the United States and most developed countries, it is standard for Rh- women to receive RhoGAM injections in order to prevent anti-D antibodies from forming. In Nigeria, RhoGAM injections are costly. For families living in poverty, women have to make the difficult choice to either feed their family or put their unborn baby at risk by foregoing the injection. Rhesus Solution Initiative (RSI) helps by educating girls and women about their Rh status, and providing RhoGAM injections free of charge to pregnant/postpartum women in need.
RSI Volunteers and health care workers go into schools, homes, markets, and more to run Rhesus awareness programs. In schools they provide blood tests for the children and issue cards to students showing their blood status. Once women know their Rh type, RSI helps them understand the consequences of not having the RhoGAM® shot.
Join us as we help RSI reach their goal: A live baby for every mother.