Yes, it’s time to get ready for Mother’s Day! Whether you’re looking for something for the mom who has everything, or for the mom who insists she doesn’t really want a gift this year, we’ve got several options for you to make the day special for you, mom, and women around the world.
ONE – Braided Bracelet Set ($14) This adjustable bracelet was made exclusively for ONE by socially-conscious fashion brand Raven + Lily. It was hand-crafted by artisans in Ethiopia using beads that were melted down from old bullet casings. The workshop that made this bracelet employs at-risk, HIV-positive women and provides them with access to HIV care and educational opportunities.
mothers2mothers – Double Your Mommy! Mail a beautiful Mother’s Day card or send a video e-card to let Mom know you’ve made a donation in her name to give health and hope to mothers and babies in sub-Saharan Africa. Your gift will have twice the impact because a generous m2m donor is doubling all Mother’s Day donations. (Deadline for mailed cards: May 1st; deadline for e-cards: May 9th)
Nothing But Nets – Gift A Net Give the gift that protects mothers and their families from malaria—an insecticide-treated bed net. For as little as $10 you can show you care by donating to Nothing But Nets. When you Gift a Net, you save a life. Learn about moms like Célestine Daikoutekle, a 40-year-old mother of nine, is a refugee who fled violence in the Central African Republic, and how a bed net can change so much for her and her family.
Fistula Foundation – Gifts that Heal Show Mom you care about all mothers with a gift from the Fistula Foundation. A handmade apron, a baby onesie or toddler t-shirt, or simply a card also gives the gift of health to a mother in need. The aprons are sewn by fistula patients recovering at FistulaFoundation’s partner facility, Gynocare, in Kenya. Each apron is hand-signed by the fistula patient who created it, and will be mailed with a notecard that gives information about fistula.
UNICEF – Give Inspired Gifts from the Mothers Day Moments Fund that will help keep mothers and children around the world happy, healthy and together. What better way to honor moms than to give gifts that save and improve children’s lives? From blankets for warmth to immunizations, UNICEF’s Inspired Gifts will provide for children who need help. Moms will receive a beautiful card which lets them knows that a gift has been made in their honor and you can share your Mother’s Day Moments across social media by posting photos of special moments with moms and the ones they love using #GiveMOMents and sharing with @unicefusa.
The March of Dimes’ 2015 imbornto Campaign celebrates the great things babies are born to do and thanks mothers and fathers who are the guardians and protectors of babies’ hopes and dreams. From Mother’s Day to Father’s Day, the March of Dimes encourages consumers to shop, dine or donate where they see the imbornto logo to actively support the cause. Partners include the Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., Mud Pie, ALEX AND ANI | CHARITY BY DESIGN, A&E Jewelers, Kmart and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. We’re in love with this Alex and Ani bangle to honor all mothers. 20% of each bangle sold will benefit March of Dimes.
MAMA: Being a mother is one of the toughest jobs in the world, and many moms living in poverty don’t have access to vital health information that can make it easier and safer. MAMA sends highly localized messages, timed to the stage of the mom’s pregnancy or her child’s development, directly to the mother’s phone. Just $15 can provide one mother with MAMA’s message throughout her pregnancy and the first year of her child’s life, helping to keep her and her baby healthy, happy and able to enjoy a bright future.
International Medical Corps –Celebrate the wonderful moms in your life with a gift in their honor to International Medical Corps. 80% of those affected by war and natural disaster are women and children. Just $25 can help provide 5 clean delivery kits to ensure safe delivery for pregnant women. Support these programs and more with a Mother’s Day gift on behalf of someone you love and International Medical Corps will notify her of your gift in her honor.
Pick your favorite options, and please share this guide with friends and family – let them know global moms want gifts that give back to mothers everywhere!