Today is Valentine’s Day. It’s a great day for receiving gifts from our loved ones, but also a great chance to give as well. Three of our partners have created giving campaigns around Valentine’s Day that we think are practical, inexpensive ways to share the love.
Woman gathering water at Bishoftu hospital in Ethiopia. Photo copyright: Mom Bloggers for Social Good/ Jennifer James
Water is a very scarce resource around the world. In some areas the need for access to clean water and sanitation is dire. That is why our partner, WaterAid America, provides low-cost ways we can all help provide clean water to our global neighbors. For example, you can provide water for life for one person for a mere $25. And, if you’re in a particularly good giving mood you can donate a composting toilet for $250.
This month if you donate on behalf of someone else you can download a Valentine’s Day card telling them all about the perfect gift they donated to someone in need. Shop WaterAid’s giving page.
More Than Me
More Than Me is partnering with Microsoft’s Give for Youth and GlobalGiving to double the love to their girls in Liberia this Valentine’s Day!
Purchase a Give for Youth gift card between February 12th & February 17th, and you will receive another e-gift card for the same value (up to $100, up to 10 gift cards per person) to share with someone else.
Apply your gift cards to More Than Me’s projects on the Give for Youth site to double the love and double the impact!
This month you can share the love you have for your favorite playground. Tweet or instagram a photo of your favorite playground with the hashtag #ilovemyplayground and you will be entered to win great outdoor toys from Kaboom!
Find out more on their Facebook page. The contest ends on February 19.
Also, don’t forget to download the Charity Miles app and exercise for good this month that we mentioned earlier this week.