As the mom of two daughters, a pre-teen and teenager, I am thrilled to partner with Girl Up, an innovative campaign, of the United Nations Foundation, to address the needs of adolescent girls in developing countries.
This “for girls, by girls” campaign mobilizes girls in the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up’s support, girls will have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, included and counted in their communities and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.
Be sure to welcome them to the Mom Bloggers for Social Good community!
Please click here to like Girl Up on Facebook and here to follow Girl Up on Twitter.
The International Museum of Women launched a global motherhood online art exhibit called Motherhood Around the World this week.
There will be a total of nine motherhood galleries throughout the duration of the exhibit. The first gallery is Mama to Be. The robust exhibit also features stories and voices from mothers around the world, fiction stories from women writers, stories about women heroes who are advancing the rights of mothers and women, as well as insights from thought leaders. There is also a beautiful motherhood art gallery.
You can also get involved by signing their pledge in connection with Every Mother Counts to save mothers’ lives. You can also donate in order to help the Internation Museum of Women continue creating online exhibits like this.
On the Net: mama.imow.org
Last week our partner Malaria No More launched their “Dream Big for Africa’ campaign. Anyone who texts “Dream” to 85944 will donate $10 to Malaria No More and be automatically entered to win a trip to Africa with Smash star Katharine McPhee.
Spread the word on Twitter with this tweet:
Text DREAM to 85944 to donate $10 to @MalariaNoMore and be entered to win a trip to Africa with @NBCSmash star @katharinemcphee. #socialgoodmoms
Malaria robs more children of their dreams than any other disease in Africa, killing a child every minute. But now, Smash star Katharine McPhee shares a dream with Malaria No More and that’s to end malaria deaths in Africa. She’s joined the fight by hosting the “Dream Big for Africa” campaign to give one of her fans the chance to accompany her on a trip to Africa! While there, you and Katharine will help deliver malaria prevention tools.
From now until February 16th, when you text the word “DREAM” to 85944, you’ll donate $10 to Malaria No More and begin your entry for a chance to travel to Africa with Katharine this spring*. Within 24 hours of donating, you’ll receive a follow up text message with a special link to an online form where you’ll enter your contact information and one sentence on your DREAM for Africa. On February 24th, 10 finalists will be notified and asked to submit a 300-word blog post and a simple 30 second video on why you’re the best person for the trip. The best blog post and video will be named the winner on February 26th.
Don’t wait to participate! You only have until February 16th to text. Details about the “Dream Big for Africa” campaign are here: www.MalariaNoMore.org/Dream
*A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your pre-paid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 85944 to stop; Text HELP to 85944 for help.
Mom bloggers have been in Haiti with social media marketing firm, Be Everywhere, since last Saturday visiting artisans whose work is sold at Macy’s stores nationwide through the Heart of Haiti program as well as visiting relief agencies for women.
The moms on the trip include Jeannette Kaplum (Todobebe), Ana Flores (Latina Bloggers Connect), Leticia Barr (Tech Savvy Mama), Elena Sonnino (Ciao Mama) and Nadia Jones (JusticeJonesie.com). The trip ends tomorrow, but you can read the follow posts from Haiti:
Learn more about Heart of Haiti at www.heartofhaiti.com and follow the bloggers at #bloggers4haiti. Photo copyright: Ana Flores (Spanglish Baby)
A dear friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy during the holidays. She jokingly wrote in an email to her friends that she never imaged her holidays would be swathed in pink. I saw my friend yesterday and she looks great and recovering beautifully. She is one of the lucky ones.
Breast cancer takes the lives of 40,000 women every year. That is why I am so thrilled to announce Mom Bloggers for Social Good’s newest partner: the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need. NBCF accomplishes this mission through various initiatives. NBCF programs provide women help for today and hope for tomorrow.
Be sure to connect with National Breast Cancer Foundation at the following links!