Mother's Day is fast approaching and you may be wondering what to give your mom that is as special as she. The answer could be a gift that gives back. While purchasing a gift for Mother’s Day, you can also help wonderful organizations help others. Here are some socially-conscious Mother’s Day gifts for 2012 that give back to women, children and families in need. You'll be amazed and touched at the heart and dedication behind these great organizations:
When you order an Akawelle necklace or bracelet, 100% of the profit goes toward The Strongheart Fellowship. The Stongheart Fellowship is a home and center of healing, learning and excellence for exceptional young people in Liberia who are either displaced or orphaned by war or other circumstance.
Simon Pearce Barre Bud Vase
If you buy a stunning Simon Pearce Bud Vase ($65, Giftsthatgive.com) through Gifts That Give, $1 for every $5 is given to any cause of your choice. There are a wide variety of gifts to choose from on Giftsthatgive.com, and this is a wonderful option if your mom has a favorite charity you'd like to put the donation toward.
J. Jill Compassion T-shirt
Purchase the J. Jill Compassion Tee and J. Jill will donate 25% of net proceeds from the sale of this tee (up to $100,000) to the J. Jill Compassion Fund, which helps provide job training, education and transitional and affordable housing for women in need.
E-Cards from CARE
CARE, a wonderful humanitarian organization has an “Honor your mother, empower another” campaign. You can choose an e-card and a gift donation amount, which will be matched dollar for dollar by other CARE donors up to $100,000. Your gift will help poverty-stricken mothers around the world survive pregnancy and childbirth, and provide access to tools and resources to help them and their children thrive.
Do you know of any other Mother’s Day gifts that give back?
You can make a donation to quite a number of women's shelters, food banks, etc that will send the Mom you want to honor a special card acknowledging the donation you made in her honor.
My kids got me a pair of TOMS shoes. They know I'm a shoe fanatic and this way a child gets a pair too!