International Babywearing Week – 2016!

Itinerary | Main Celebration | Our Community Partners & Sponsors

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The Plan for the Week


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Fundraiser and Celebration


• What is Tucson’s International Babywearing Week’s Main Celebration and Fundraiser?  

This event is the big finale to two weeks of celebration of babywearing! Babywearing is the act of keeping your baby close to you using a sling or carrier. During this year’s International Babywearing Week, we are planning a variety of events (full listing can be viewed on our Facebook page here: For the main event, to be held at the Tucson campus of the ASU School of Social Work Courtyard, 340 N Commerce Park Loop, on October 8 from 4-7 pm, we are planning family friendly fun, prizes, entertainment, food, and so much more!

• When is the event?

We are celebrating on Saturday, October 8 from 4-7 pm.

• Who is invited?  

This event is for families! You can be brand-new to the idea of babywearing, be in the very beginning stages of babywearing, be a babywearing pro, be expecting a baby, be a parent of five with various ages, supporting someone else who has kids, etc. We also welcome people who just love talking about babywearing! And, YES, babies, toddlers, and children are more than welcome!

• What is the cost?

There is no cost to attend as the event is free and open to the public! We’ll have raffle tickets available for sale and some of our community partners will be selling their goods/services, but attending the event itself is free.

• Do I need to RSVP?  

Yes, please do so through this Facebook event. A RSVP is kindly requested so that we have a rough idea of how many people to expect, but it is not required (as we understand family schedules!).

• Will there be entertainment?

Yes! Mr. Nature will be entertaining families with his silly songs and stories. We are also planning for mud pies, coloring, and other kid-friendly fun!

• Will there be prizes?

Yes! This is our non-profit chapter’s biggest fundraiser of the year, so while the event is free to attend, we do hope that you decide to participate in our fundraising raffle. We have been so blessed by many local and national sponsors. Details about our raffle prizes can be found here. ***Please note that the BWI of Tucson Raffle Prizes are a “must be present to win” style drawing***

• Will there be food?

Yes! Babywearers love to eat! There will be a caterer with a variety of food options (vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free too!) available for purchase. In addition, Wilson’s Kettle Corn will be available to serve some yummy popcorn and lemonade. There may even be a sweet cold treat (those details are coming soon!)

• Who are the community partners?

Our community partners believe in babywearing and our supporting us by being present at our event by hosting a booth. Community partners include the following organizations: Alice Rae Shop, Body Central Physical Therapy, Hike it Baby Tucson, It Works!, Little Bird Nesting Company, LuLaRoe Ashley Danielle, LuLaRoe – Blaire Johnson, Mary Kay with Tammy Vavala, Mindful Birth Tucson, Ocotillo Creations, Paige Dr Sears Certified Health Coach / Plexus Ambassador, Pinch & Dash LLC, Pionic Pizza, Please Read One More – Usborne Books & More, Rodan+Fields Skincare – Melanie Johnston, Sew Hip, Thirty-One Gifts, Tinkergarten, Top Knot Media, Traditional Starter Bakery, Tucson Waldorf School, Wilson’s Kettle Corn, and Wisdom Within – Empowering Childbirth Preparation.

• Where is the event?

The event is at the Tucson campus of the ASU School of Social Work. The address is 340 N Commerce Park Loop (85745). There will be free parking available in the adjacent parking lot to the courtyard. There are several nearby Sun Tran bus stops.

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Community Partners

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Tucson and babywearing community. Here is a list of the amazing donations and support provided by our sponsors. We so appreciate every donation great and small. If you would like to learn more about one of our sponsors or to donate to our fundraiser, please reach out to us.

Thank you!

4thaveyoga4th Avenue Yoga
Three gift certificates for free yoga classes
alice-rae-logoAlice Rae Shop
Gift Basket with Gift Certificate included ($100 value)
10405468_10152277984647050_4319192478379100302_nApple Annie’s Orchard
8 gift certificates for the corn maze
asuASU School of Social Work
screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-2-59-32-pmBabies R Us 5694
Ergo Original Carrier in the Starburst fashion
barr3barr3 Tucson
Gift certificate for 10 classes ($160 value)
beyondbreadlogoBeyond Bread
$10 gift certificate
11116526_455789114573598_2440421737416441064_nThe Blacktop Grill
Percentage donation (10% of sales) from the IBW kickoff event
PrintBody Central Physical Therapy
Gift certificate for a free physical therapy consult for postpartum mothers
bookmanssportBookmans Sports Exchange
Two $25 gift certificates
borderlandsBorderlands Brewing Company
Percentage donation (10% of sales) from the IBW event
brooklynBrooklyn Pizza Company
Three $5 gift certificates
bumsteadsBumsted’s Diner
Two $20 gift certificates
 casavideoCasa Video
Seven Rental Punch Card ($22.50 value)
centerstageCentre Stage Pole Fitness
Gift certificate for 3-pack classes ($225 value)
logoChildren’s Museum Tucson
8 Gift certificates for free admission
creativejuiceCreative Juice Art Bar
$10 per painter donation from IBW Parent’s night Out event
delectablesDelectables Restaurant & Catering
$20 gift certificate
logo_hdrDeMont Family Swim School
Gift certificate for one month of swim lessons x2 ($240 value)
1393469_712784292083162_1244042223_ndiablo burger
$25 gift certificate
Donated an Ergobaby Baby Carrier to the Lending Library
grape-apeGrape Ape Tattoo
$100 gift certificate
hannahplotkin-smallHannah Plotkin Prints
One-of-a-kind 8.5×11″ print desert print with mama & baby javelinas
hikeitbabyHike it Baby Tucson
14429352_10103245742737501_1795917008_nHoffman’s Dairy Queen Dirt Late Model
Driver: Brad Williams
bwf-logoHot Tucson Moms – Zumba with Emily
Percentage Event
homedepotHome Depot
Ryobi 18v Cordless Drill/Driver Kit ($99 value)
itworksIt Works!
Gift certificate for a wrap session and cleanse
starrpassresortlogoJW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa
Gift certificate for a Two Night Resort Stay ($875 value)
kimberlyfyffeKimberly Fyffe Documentary Photography
Gift certificate for an on-location family/couple photo shoot ($500 value)and percentage donation (50% of sales) from the IBW photography sessions
34354_407262678357_3154804_nLaffs Comedy Cafe
4 gift certificates for 2 free admissions
littlebirdLittle Bird Nesting Company
2 gift certificates and small toys and muslin blanket -OR- a Tula/LilleBaby (depending on inventory)
Loft-Logos-2014The Loft Cinema
6 Free Admission Passes and 6 Popcorn Vouchers ($96 value)
llr-ashelyLuLaRoe with Ashley Danielle
Gift certificate for 3 pairs of free leggings in any size
lularoeLuLaRoe with Blaire Johnson
$100 gift certificate
14349147_10153991561343175_588929652_n-pngLuLaRoe with Sabrina Forbes
Percentage Event and Gift certificate for free skirt or dress
lullabylinksLullaby Links
Lullaby Links babywearing charm
newsroom-marykay-comMary Kay with Tammy Vavala
Mommy Pampering Spa Gift Basket ($150 value)
mildreddildredMildred & Dildred
Teething necklace and growth chart ($48 value)
preslogoMindful Birth Tucson
3 books: The Awakened Family, Mindful Birthing, and Peaceful Piggy Meditation
mrnatureMr. Nature’s Music Garden
11081075_814564555298601_996727020589550237_nMy Gym – Tucson
Ocotillo Creation
Newborn sized “boobie” hats, an adult scarf, and a designer hat
plexusPaige Dr Sears Certified Health Coach / Plexus Ambassador
Gift certificate
pinchdashPinch & Dash
Dino tail and Gift Basket
pionicpizzaPionic Pizza
Percentage donation (15% of sales) from the IBW percentage night
playformancePlayformance: Tucson Premiere Youth Fitness, Nutrition and Athletic Development Program
$50 gift certificate, youth t-shirt, socks
usbornePlease Read One More – Usborne Books & More
Six pack of books and wipe clean activity cards
1555403_581754788560851_764375333_nPump It Up! Tucson
6 gift certificates for open jump time
reidpark-zooReid Park Zoo
logo1Reproductions, Inc.: Tucson’s Local Printing Solution
13173802_1109209055802091_1332043154048788302_nRoadHouse Cinemas
Two gift certificates for free admission and popcorn
rflogoRodan+Fields Skincare – Melanie Johnston
Gift certificate, mini facial and skincare product ($50 value)
runningshoplogoThe Running Shop
$25 gift certificate
wp037f9495_05_06Rustic Candle Company
$25 gift certificate
sewhipSew Hip
Gift certificate for Sewing Machine Basics class (or $35 towards another class) and a handmade key lanyard
skybarSky Bar Tucson
Gift certificates for three free lattes
sweetpeetletteringSweetpeet Lettering
Hand-painted Canvas with babywearing theme ʺClose Enough to Kissʺ
Taylor Mitchell Photography
Percentage donation (50% of sales) from the IBW photography sessions
thirtyoneThirty-One Gifts
Large Utility Tote and On-Snap Bin
tinker tinkergarten
topknot_logo-01Top Knot Media
Web site & graphic design work
Gift certificate for artistic digital logo (including design) ($75 value)
traderjoesTrader Joe’s
Gift basket ($25 value)
traditionalstarterTraditional Starter Bakery
Gift certificate
fsohbwt6Tucson Fire Department
tucsonwaldorfTucson Waldorf School
Handmade Camden Rose doll made in Peru from Peruvian cotton and wool and a baby-doll wearing sling for toddlers or younger children
wilsonsWilson’s Kettle Corn
Percentage event
wisdomwithinWisdom Within – Empowering Childbirth Preparation
14339976_10101090281184876_815481477_oYoga Beginnings
Percentage event

To see last years sponsors, click here!
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