Monday, April 30, 2007

Mother's Day and Making a Difference

Dave Richards' post today on his blog gives a great idea for Mother's Day gifts to empower women. Check it out here.

I received an email on this same campaign from Jessica this morning. I think this would be a great way to celebrate Mother's day this year. What a very simple, "doable" way to empower a woman to make a difference for herself and her family and her community.

Will you post this, email your friends, get the word out?

1 comment:

Saramcgo said...

Here is another idea for a gift that will truly make a difference.

The non-profit relief organization called Oxfam America, whose alternative online gift catalog, Oxfam America Unwrapped, launched last fall
with more than three dozen symbolic gifts -the proceeds of which support Oxfam's programs in 26 countries. Popular gifts from the website include a sheep, water jugs and the offer to "Plant 50 Trees." All gift contributions are general donations to Oxfam America and are fully tax deductible.

The sheep does not actually get delivered to the "buyer's" porch, but in exchange for the donation, a person will receive a card with a fulfillment insert that describes what they have bought and how it will go to help people in other countries. Proceeds from this campaign will go to fund Oxfam America programs world-wide.

It's a gift for those who need it most.