International Babywearing Week is here! We have got some awesome stuff lined up for you folks next week. Below is our schedule of events:

We have conveniently put here our Facebook Calendar of Events. Join the ones you plan to attend so you can receive notifications about announcements and reminders and so we can get an accurate head count.

But wait, there’s more! This year we will end the week with a prize opportunity drawing. We have some super cool stuff to give way, the top prizes being these two beautiful wove wraps from LaLu Wovens, each valued at just under $200 retail. I repeat, you could WIN a woven wrap! This is not a drill!

Where do I buy my tickets to enter, you may ask? No raffle ticket purchase necessary. This is an opportunity drawing. Which means there are multiple ways in which you can earn an entry for an equal opportunity to win a prize. Here’s how:

1. Attend in-person IBW events!

Receive a raffle entry for each event you attend. One entry per adult in attendance at each event.

2. Participate in online IBW games!

Receive a raffle entry for each online game in our chatter group that you participate in. Winners of any online contests will also receive an additional entry.

3. Double your chances with a BWI membership!

New memberships or renewals receive a second entry. There is no limit on membership purchases so if you renew a membership and buy a second as a gift for your cousin’s coworker’s niece who’s have a baby, you will receive FOUR entries.

4. Refer a friend

If your friend becomes a new member during IBW, you can receive an extra entry (and your friend gets 2 for joining!)

5. Make a donation in any amount to BWI of Wichita

No donation is too small! Limit one total donation based entry per person, regardless of donation amount.

6. Purchase some gear from our TeePublic store 

Make your purchase between 9/15/2017 and 10/8/2017 and you will receive an entry. Limit one entry per person.

7. Shop AmazonSmile with BWI of Wichita as the recipient charity during IBW.

Show us your proof of purchase and receive an entry! Email proof of purchase to to be entered. Receipt must show date/time of purchase and that it is an AmazonSmile purchase with BWI of Wichita listed as the recipient charity. Limit one entry per person.

All entrants must be at least 18 to win. All contests will close at 9:00 pm on October 8, 2017. Raffle winners will be chosen at random on October 9, 2017, and will be notified via email.  You do not need to be present to win. Prizes not claimed/picked up by October 16, 2017, will be considered forfeit by winner.

To enter, fill out this Google form each time you complete one of the above qualifying items. You must have all your entries submitted by the 9:00 pm October 8 deadline.  All entries based on attendance and participation will be verified and submissions that cannot be verified will be removed from the drawing. Each online submission will be assigned a number based on order of submission. Numbers will be printed on paper tickets and drawn from a bucket to choose winners. 

Get out there and win some cool stuff! More importantly, we want to see your happy, shiny faces. That’s why we do what we do. Come support and celebrate babywearing with BWI of Wichita.
If you want to join in on the International level, stop by the official International Babywearing Week website to see how others around the world are celebrating.
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Meme of a stick figure person wearing a baby on its back screaming “wear all the babies.”]