Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.
Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.
To me… Water World Day is about raising awareness…raising our consciousness…about the 11% of the world’s population that do not have safe water to drink. Every single person on planet Earth deserves to have access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. Today is about WAKING UP and TAKING ACTION! (via It’s World Water Day! A Day to Wake Up and Take Action! | Evolving Stacey)
We have come very far in many societies around the world…but there are still so many more ways we need to evolve. Personally, I love that I can be a thriving force in the business world, that I can live my passion, own my own business, and provide for my family. HOWEVER…as a working mom, I also have to BE THERE for my children body, mind, and spirit. Do I have the opportunity to do it all? YES! Does society support working moms to the extent that they need to be supported? NO. (via Celebrating International Women’s Day | Evolving Stacey)
In 2012, Shanti Uganda assisted in bringing 113 new lives into the world safely and peacefully, tested over 400 mothers and partners for HIV and other STIs, provided 1000 antenatal care appointments and ran a weekly infant immunization and family planning program. (via Maternal Health with Shanti Uganda | Evolving Stacey)
Maternity Worldwide is now offering Safe Birth Certificates that you can purchase this holiday season. It costs $24 to sponsor a safe birth or $81 to sponsor an emergency delivery. The prices on Maternity Worldwide’s website are in pounds, but if you’re paying with U.S. Dollars, it will automatically change to dollars upon checkout. (via Help Maternity Worldwide Save Lives in Childbirth | Evolving Stacey)
1000 Shillings works with impoverished woman artists around the world, giving their products an international market for limited edition high quality products. When these women create jewelry, they are sharing their stories and using their artistic skills to bring their families out of poverty. (via Paper-Based Jewelry From 1000 Shillings | Evolving Stacey)
Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Cyber Monday and is a second day of giving thanks. #GivingTuesday is a day of giving at the start of the annual holiday shopping season to show that holiday shopping can be about both giving and giving back. #GivingTuesday is about helping others and celebrating the great American spirit of contribution. On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, the collective power of charities, families, businesses and individuals will transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday is a new national moment dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday has become a day that is about holiday shopping (via Celebrating Giving Tuesday #GivingTuesday | Evolving Stacey)
Learning about Malala was a wakeup call for me. Across the globe, millions of children, especially young girls, are denied access to education. As I run around cleaning dishes, moving laundry, and helping my boys with their homework, this bigger issue for girls around the world often goes unnoticed.
As I focus on my health and fitness this year, I’m often reminded how bizarre it is that I’m trying to lose weight and limit my food intake when millions of people are starving around the world. It’s humbling to remember just how much my weight loss is a first world problem.