It had a clean toilet. It had a sink. It had paper towels. Then I filled up my water bottle. It was the third time today. It was cold water too with several ice cubes. Meanwhile, in other parts of the world water is just the beginning. (via Perfectly Random Thoughts From an Imperfect, Crabby Mama: I just came back from the bathroom.)
I was a ‘spirited’ child. I’m a ‘spirited’ adult. I march to my own drum beat, and as I’ve watched my two kids grow, I see similarities. This is a delicate balance between respecting authority when necessary but also, whether male or female, having the confidence to speak, do, and be according to the vision you have for yourself. We only have one life to live, and I believe in living it for you, for your family, and for whomever you choose to bring into that circle. (via Perfectly Random Thoughts From an Imperfect, Crabby Mama: A Day For Women)
As part of the Global Team of 200, we are helping the UN Foundation spread the word about the #VDay10k campaign to raise 10k. The UN Foundation partnered with Charity Miles during the month of February where the miles logged could be donated to campaigns specific to the Foundation. These campaigns include Girl Up, Nothing But Nets, and Shot@Life. Charity Miles is a free app available on both the iPhone and Android markets. In February Charity Miles donated 25 cents for every mile one walked or ran and donated 10 cents for every mile biked. (via Perfectly Random Thoughts From an Imperfect, Crabby Mama: Miles for Good)
Founded in 1981, WaterAid, transforms lives by helping the world’s poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. Together with local organizations, communities, and individuals, WaterAid uses affordable and locally appropriate solutions to provide safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education to people in developing countries. (via Perfectly Random Thoughts From an Imperfect, Crabby Mama: A Little Water Goes a Long Way)
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF has launched The End Trafficking project to raise awareness about child trafficking and mobilize communities within the United States to take meaningful action to help protect children. In partnership with concerned individuals and groups, the initiative aims to bring us all closer to a day when ZERO children are exploited.
The mission of SHE or Sustainable Health Enterprises is to invest in people and ideas that are typically overlooked (and often taboo) as vehicles of social and economic change. (via Perfectly Random Thoughts From an Imperfect, Crabby Mama: Are you a SHE or a HE?)
This Christmas, maternity Worldwide implemented a giving program called “Save A Life This Christmas.” This program allows one to sponsor a safe birth certificate by sending a Safe Birth Certificate that can be personalized with your own message and either sent directly to the recipient or directly to you. (via Perfectly Random Thoughts From an Imperfect, Crabby Mama: Save A Life This Christmas in a Developing Country)
Many years have passed since AIDS awareness started to come to fruition.
As a world we are more educated.
We know how to protect ourselves. We know how it’s spread. We know how it’s not spread.
What about those that don’t even have a choice? Who?
Today, and every day, 900 children are infected with HIV. Every day.
We know that 90% of child infections are spread from mother to child. This is preventable.
Today, November 10th, 2012, is Malala Day. Malala, a 14-year old schoolgirl in Pakistan, was brutally shot in the head October 9th by the Taliban in retaliation for promoting girls’ education in her country. Her journey to recovery has been incredible. The Malala Fund was created In fact, millions of children, especially young girls, are denied access to educational opportunities.Today is the first day of a new movement to promote the education for all children regardless of gender and despite fear or retaliation.
The concept of social Media for social good is simple. It’s about utilizing social media channels to share valuable information for the improvement and promotion of the good of humanity.
Global Team of 200 Member: Jessica
As a freelance writer, blogger, and mama, I write about various topics pertaining to dynamic moms that juggle a career and the needs of her family. I am honored to network with people across the globe to create synergy, provide commentary, share ideas, contribute to the voice of my powerful demographic, and overall, to help make life easier for all of us moms that live imperfect lives. I highlight the routine, random, crazy, and absurdities of life, family, and motherhood. I believe in promoting the good of all. After all, we are all human.