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Mother's Day gift idea: honor the special mother in your life by helping one in need

    Tanzania mother and child            Photo by Donna Morris, IRC / Courtesy of IRC

There is no better way to honor the special mother in your life than by helping another mother in need.  Whether helping her own child or someone else's, no one is as selfless and giving as a mother.

Any mom would cherish a gift in her name knowing that it will make a difference in the lives of mothers and children in desperate need. 

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is hosting a Mother's Day Gift Campaign that will literally save lives.  IRC is offering gifts from $18 and up that are priceless to the mothers and children who so gratefully receive them. 

  • $18 can buy mosquito nets for a family of 3 in areas where children are dying every day from Malaria.
  • $20 can buy school supplies for a child refugee newly settled in the U.S.
  • $24 can buy a safe birthing kit including blankets and clothing for an infant born in a crisis zone.
  • $24 can provide local health workers with a community first aid kit.
  • $34 can provide 4 children with nourishment for a whole month.
  • $52 can provide essential prenatal care for a pregnant mother in a war-torn region.
  • $60 can provide a refugee with a farming kit, including seeds and tools, to help feed her family.
  • $100 can provide clean, safe water to 200 people.
  • $330 can provide job training for a refugee to help her become self-sufficient.

These are only some of the many important ways to give on Mother's Day.  Visit to make a gift on behalf of the special mother in your life.  In return, IRC will send the mother you wish to honor a personalized Mother's Day e-card in your name. 

Especially convenient for last-minute gifting, making a gift through the IRC takes only a few minutes of your time and your special mother will have a personalized e-card sent to her in time for Mother's Day.*  HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of my readers.

*If ordered by 11:59 pm on Saturday May 8th.  Visit for more details.

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  • Rena F. 5 years ago

    Wonderful article Erin! Well done. I have been involved with a program very similar to this one called "Nothing but Nets"...through my church.

    Thank you for this.

  • Darby 5 years ago

    I think this is such a great idea. I just ordered a birthing kit for a woman and child in need, and dedicated it to my mom for Mother's Day. :)

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