Onia Teams With Christy Turlington Burns’ Nonprofit, Every Mother Counts

In recognition of Mother’s Day, Onia is releasing a Mommy & Me capsule collection of swimwear with Christy Turlington Burns’ nonprofit organization, Every Mother Counts to help every mother make childbirth and pregnancy safe. The capsule will be released April 16.
The Onia x EMC collection includes three of Onia’s essential “Kelly” one-pieces matched with their “Ava” girls style. The suits feature the EMC Mother’s Day rose symbol and signature color palette.
The Kelly will retail for $ 195 and the Ava for $ 75 on onia.com.

Mommy & Me styles from Onia x EMC capsule. 
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Onia will be donating 50 percent of proceeds to the foundation. Every Mother Counts educates the public about maternal health, engages individuals to advocate for the well-being of mothers, and invests in community-led programs to improve access to essential maternity care.
 

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Dolly Parton’s New Children’s Album Will Benefit Her Non-Profit: ‘People Relate to Me’ Being Like ‘Mother Goose’

 

Dolly Parton is using her self-proclaimed fairy-tale face (and voice) for a great cause.

The famed singer and actress is set to release her first children’s album, I Believe In You, whose profits will go right back into her non-profit organization Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

“That fact that I love kids and people relate to me looking like a Mother Goose or Cinderella — you know, one of those over-exaggerated cartoon characters — it gets children’s attention, and it keeps me young,” Parton, 71, tells PEOPLE ahead of the album’s release.

“We talk about responsibility, we talk about bullying,” she adds of the album’s themes. “We talk about giving, we talk about friendship, loyalty and all those wonderful little things, and we do it in a fun way. The songs are very uplifting, very singable. Hopefully, people are gonna get a kick out of this, and the kids are gonna love it.”

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The 9 to 5 legend launched the Imagination Library in 1995. Over the past 22 years, the organization has provided almost 100 million books to children in an effort to encourage a love of reading. And the story behind her inspiration is a tearjerker.

“I started it in honor of my dad,” Parton explains. “My dad was not able to read and write — he was a country boy with a bunch of kids, and he had to work instead of going to school when he was a little boy, and so he never had the chance to get an education.”

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“And it seemed to really bother him a lot and I thought, ‘Well, what can I do for my precious dad?’ ‘Cause he was the greatest daddy in the world and one of the smartest people I’d ever known,” she adds. “So I said, ‘Dad, why don’t we put together a little program where we give children books from the time they’re born, once a month, until they start school?’ ”

“That way, they can learn to read, love books. If you can read, you can kinda self-educate,” Parton adds. “Now we’re all over the world. We’ve given away almost 100 million books, and all the money from this project goes into the Imagination Library to put more books in the hands of more children.”

I Believe In You is available now.


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