Opportunity International, a nonprofit organization, provides opportunities to millions of poor people around the world to work their way out of poverty. They are offering you the opportunity to help by honoring your mom on Mother’s Day and donating a tribute patch on their digital global opportunity quilt.
What better way to honor your mother on Mother’s Day than to help others in her name. And if your mother is no longer with you, as is my situation, you can still donate a patch in her memory. Tribute patches start at a cost of as little as $5 and all donations will be doubled.
This donation will help change the life of a deserving woman. $150 can completely change her life. And it is so easy for you to do.
Go to the Mother’s Day page. Select your patch design (you can even design your own). Select the amount you want to donate. Put in the name of the person you are honoring and an email if you want it sent and a note. The name and note will appear below the patch. Then pay, with either credit card or Google Wallet and you are done. This is the patch that I used in my mom’s memory (her name and my message appear directly underneath it on the quilt):
If you would rather honor your mom through a different charity, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is raising funds to get women tested for HIV so that they can know their status, get treated and have babies without infecting them. Send a personalized e-card to your mom on Mother’s Day and help save a child from HIV.
You can still give your mom actual physical gifts also. If you haven’t already read this post, I highly recommend The End of Your Life Book Club as a perfect Mother’s Day gift. I don’t know about you, but I love getting books as gifts. What can say “I love you” more to your mom that honoring her with charitable giving and by giving and reading books with her. Happy Mother’s Day.
Thanks to my involvement with the Global Team of 200 (A highly specialized group of Mom Bloggers for Social Good members who focus on maternal health, children, hunger, and women and girls) I receive information on causes like this to share. Please check out other posts from the Global Team of 200 on this and other issues.
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