5 Ways to Honor Mom and Help a Good CauseMay 11th, 2012 by joewaters
Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Have you bought mom a present yet? Here’s a great gift idea. Support one of these causes in Mom’s honor!
Honor mom with a tribute patch that supports Opportunity International. This nonprofit provides financial products and strategies to over 2.5 million people working their way out of poverty in the developing world.
You can choose from a great assortment of tribute patches and donation levels, and then share it with mom via email, Facebook, even Pinterest.
Motherwoman’s goal is to raise $10,000 for scholarships so that low-income community leaders and professionals working for nonprofits can take the MotherWoman Support Group Facilitator Training. These women from across the U.S. will bring this life-changing resource back to communities where moms are struggling the most.
If you live in Greater Boston like I do and enjoy public radio, you can make a pledge to Boston’s public radio station, WBUR, and Winston Flowers will send mom a beautiful flower arrangement.
Imbornto (I’m Born To) is a new ambitious cause campaign from the March of Dimes that’s aiming to be the official charity of Mother’s Day. Listen to this interview with MOD to learn more about the campaign.
You can support the March of Dimes by shopping, dining or donating at locations where they see the March of Dimes imbornto logo. Here’s a list of companies supporting the campaign.
Godiva Chocolatier has launched its first global corporate philanthropy effort, the Lady Godiva Program. Lauren Bush Lauren, co-founder of FEED Projects, has been named the first national Lady GODIVA Program Honoree. Through its partnership with FEED, Godiva is selling Godiva “FEED 10″ tote bags in Godiva stores and online. The $25 tote bags will provide 10 school meals to children in African cocoa-sourcing countries.
You can also give you mom the choice to support these and other organizations by giving her a Giving Card instead! Happy Mother’s Day to all moms!