Seven Mother’s Day Actions of Impact
Mother’s Day is just days away. We’ve gathered seven Take Action Challenges that make a lasting difference in the lives of mothers around the world! Choose one or more in honor of a mother you love (even, or perhaps especially, if that mother is you!), to support other moms around the world.
BRAC invites you to honor mothers like yours around the world by helping make pregnancy and childbirth safe and healthy for every mother. Through No Mother Stands Alone, in honor of Mother’s Day, donors have pledged to match your donations to BRAC’s maternal healthcare programs in countries like Sierra Leone, dollar-for-dollar, via Catapult. Matching gifts means more lives saved!
Every Mother Counts
Being and having a mom is cause to celebrate, but far too many women don't survive pregnancy and childbirth to raise their kids. You can join their “Give a Thought” campaign on Pinterest. Pin your favorite thought and share with mothers you love. Moms always say, “it’s the thought that counts” – and they’re right. So this Mother’s Day, give your mom a thought to show how much you appreciate her presence in your life. Because there are still hundreds of thousands of mothers each year who don’t survive childbirth, and will miss out on being a part of their child’s life. So share a thought and learn how you can help mothers-to-be by visiting everymothercounts.org to make a donation.
International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps programs provide primary health care, prenatal, delivery and postnatal care, and nutrition education for families, to name but a few. With your donation to IMC you can send an eCard to the woman you’re honoring this Mother’s Day, and know that your gift will also change the life of a mother in a different part of the world.
Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, invites you to send some homemade love with a special card. The cards were drawn by children being cared for in an orphanage in Mozambique supported by Jhpiego. Make your donation, receive your card, and have your mother’s name (or yours!) entered on Jhpiego’s Mother’s Day Hall of Fame page!
‘Double your mommy’ with mothers2mothers! Every donation m2m receives for an anonymous donor, up to $25,000, will double Mother’s Day with a matching gift. Your donation helps empower women, create an HIV-free generation and keep HIV-positive mothers alive. Make a difference and double your mommy by donating here!
Through UNICEF Inspired Gifts you can help change the fate of so many who experience complications during pregnancy. Buy a safe birthing kit containing essential items to ensure a hygienic delivery. You or the mother you’re honoring will receive a personalized card, and mothers will get the help they need.
White Ribbon Alliance
The White Ribbon Alliance, the world’s biggest grassroots network for maternal health, changes how people think, how women are treated and how money for women’s health care is spent. In addition to informing women and communities of their rights to safe birth, they’re active in urging decision makers to prioritize women. Your donation allows the White Ribbon Alliance to continue to bring lasting improvements in the healthcare provided to women.
When we reach out to mothers across the globe we are honoring mothers in our own lives. Take the challenge, and choose an impact action. And have an even happier Mother’s Day!
Take the ChallengeEvery 90 seconds a woman needlessly loses her life in pregnancy or childbirth. But 80% of these are preventable. Take action now:
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