Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10, 2015. I don’t know about you, but I am at a loss as to what to give my mother and my mother-in-law on this special day. Between special diets, allergies, boring and expected gifts, and overpriced flowers, I am running out of ways to honor these special women in my life. And then I discovered MothersDayMovement.org
“It’s time to move the apostrophe so that it becomes not just Mother’s Day honoring a single mother but Mothers’ Day, an occasion to try and help Mothers around the globe as well.” -Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times and author of Half the Sky
Since 2011, the Mothers’ Day Movement has raised over $300,000 to help mothers around the world. Beneficiaries have included hard-working charities such as Shining Hope for Communities (Kenya), Saving Mothers (Guatemala, The Dominican Republic, and Africa), Clear Water Initiative (Uganda), and the Fistula Foundation (Africa).
This year, the selected beneficiary is Free the Slaves – an organization working to combat the damage caused by the multi-billion dollar slave trade, including human trafficking. The money raised in the 2015 Mothers’ Day Movement campaign will go to support the Purnarnawa Ashram, a safe haven for survivors of slavery in Northern India.
Check out their impressive impact since they began their work in 2011 – click to download the fact sheet
A better way to honor mothers
Chocolate and flowers won’t change the world, but your financial donation to the Mothers’ Day Movement just might. This year, why not honor your mother, daughter, aunt, sister, girlfriend and yourself by making a contribution in their honor to the MothersDayMovement.org. I just did! Choose from one of four eCards – and send as many as you like. It’s fun and easy and you’ll feel great helping others.
Please join me in this movement doing more good for mothers around the world. Donate now>