This week (March 4 - 8, 2013) is National School Breakfast Week. To bring awareness to this very important week and issue, mom bloggers are raising awareness about child hunger right here in the United States. It’s not just a developing world issue, it’s a domestic issue, too. (via Sojourner Marable Grimmett: Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign)
That’s why International Women’s Day is so important. It’s a day to make sure that our voices are heard and not silenced when it comes to inequalities that we face. Stand up for women around the world on March 8 and every day. (via Sojourner Marable Grimmett: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY (March 8) #WomensDay)
Prizes: Three Grand Prize Winners will each receive a set of two Buddy Bounce Balls and five Runner-Up Winners will each receive a copy of of the book Go Out and Play! (via Sojourner Marable Grimmett: Kaboom!’s Playground Love Contest @Kaboom #ilovemyplayground)
Every child deserves a happy and safe childhood and an opportunity for a bright future. But for too many—including the 20 young lives lost in Newtown, CT and the 16 million who live in poverty—that isn’t a reality. Immediately following the Dec. 14 tragedy in Newtown, Conn., Save the Children—headquartered in nearby Westport, Conn.—deployed staff to provide emotional support to the children and parents in the affected community. (via Sojourner Marable Grimmett: Save the Children: Petition for a National Commission on Children)
The Shanti Uganda Society improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. (via Sojourner Marable Grimmett: Save Lives Donate to the Shanti Uganda Society #GlobalTeamof200)
UNICEF’s newest Ambassador is Angie Harmon. As their Ambassador, Harmon is lending her support for the fight against child trafficking during Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January. (via Sojourner Marable Grimmett: UNICEF’S END TRAFFICKING PROJECT #EndTrafficking)
Did you know girls have to miss a week of school every month because of their period? Girls in developing countries desperately need access to menstrual pads and our new partner, SHE Enterprises, is providing them to thousands of girls in need.
1000 Shillings is different from most fair trade companies http://www.1000shillings.com/our-model, because the women artisans earn capital for their own small businesses by making limited-edition products for 1000 Shillings. Each product sold through 1000 Shillings helps a woman establish a small business, which enables her to support her family. 1000 Shillings also aims to tell the in-depth story behind each artisan. (via Sojourner Marable Grimmett: Support Women in Uganda: 1000 Shillings #GlobalTeamof200)
Nominate a health worker at The REAL Awards, maybe it’s a family member who you know dedicates their life to helping others, or a doctor you just went to see who went the extra mile!
You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Well here’s a new day in the Holiday Season - a day to give back called #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is the Tuesday after Cyber Monday and is a new day of giving thanks. Let’s make history on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 and start an annual movement of giving back. People everywhere including retailers, charities, online orginizations, community centers, individuals, families and more come together with one common purpose - to help others give more, give smarter and celebrate the great American spirit of contribution.