BlogHer Conference '06: How you can help make childcare happen

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As you may know BlogHer has been investigating how to deliver childcare for the conference this July. We got a big boost when ClubMom stepped up and offered some sponsorship dollars for childcare.

Our Childcare committee, spearheaded by Grace Davis and including Mary Tsao, Jenifer Scharpen, Jeneane Sessum & Mizz Jenny, helped me create and analyze the Childcare Survey a couple of months ago and have been investigating options ever since.

Bottom line:

-Yes, we have some sponsorship dollars to subsidize childcare, but no, it won't cover it in its entirety.

-Yes, our surveyed parents are ready and willing to also pay an hourly fee to get their child on-site childcare, but no, this won't be a no-brainer expense for some BlogHers.

-Yes, we thought of trying for a sliding scale approach, but no, we don't want to pry into prospective attendees' financial portfolios to give them a childcare quote.

So, if you're interested in easing the burden for all BlogHer parents, I have added a new option to our BlogHer registration page:

Help Support Childcare at BlogHer '06

These donations will be earmarked specifically to offset the cost of providing 2 days of group childcare onsite.

If you'd like to pitch in, go to the registration page and donate whatever amount you like to the childcare cause (minimum donation $25.)

BlogHer Parents thank you, and we thank you.

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