By Sarah Colamarino & Jennifer Kim Field
With your incredible support, the Global Moms Relay has raised $325,000 for four causes that help women and children around the world lead happier, healthier lives. As you have shared, liked, commented on and tweeted stories from Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Rosie Pope and Jaha Dukureh, your social media actions were matched with a $1 donation to the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), Shot@Life, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Girl Up by Johnson & Johnson.
What can a dollar do?
You’d be surprised! $1 means one day of school for a girl in Guatemala through Girl Up. $1 means a lifesaving vaccine for a child in the Philippines through Shot@Life. $1 can provide an entire month of targeted health messages via mobile phone for a mom in India and $1 can help provide training for nurses in the neo-natal intensive care unit at Yekatit hospital in Ethiopia through UNICEF.
The future we want
What kind of world do you want for your family in 2030? We asked celebrities, experts and moms and dads around the world that question. Their collective answers moved us, excited us and left us with hope and optimism for the future.
This year is a truly significant one for the world. As the goals that were set by the United Nations back in 2000 to improve health and fight poverty expire, leaders from each country are coming together to set a new set of global goals. These goals will aim to end extreme poverty, improve health and wellbeing and protect our planet by 2030—improving lives for women and children everywhere.
You made it happen
You shared. You tweeted. You commented. You got the word out and made certain your friends and communities saw the stories of the Global Moms Relay. Thank you for every action you take to spread awareness about some of the tough issues moms and kids face in so many places. We are so grateful for your willingness to care, to open your hearts and do all you can get the word out.
There are so many ways to take action to support the health and wellbeing of women and children.
Use the Donate A Photo* app and Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 when you upload a photo—of your child, your pet, a flower, or anything you want—for Girl Up or UNICEF, up to $100,000. You can help make a difference in seconds with the click of your mouse or snap of your smartphone.
Join the Global Moms Challenge to follow the work of our partners who are working every day to boost the health and happiness for moms and kids from Peru to Pakistan, and learn how you can easily take action to help.
From the United Nations Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Huffington Post and BabyCenter, we say thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and we ask you to keep caring, and keep sharing the stories of moms and their families from around the world.
* via the Donate A Photo app for iOS and Android. Johnson & Johnson has curated a list of trusted causes, and you can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. Each cause will appear in the app until it reaches its goal, or the donation period ends. If the goal isn’t reached, the cause will still get a minimum donation.