I am happy to announce our newest partner – Worldwide Fistula Fund. Founded in 1995, the Worldwide Fistula Fund (WFF) is a not-for-profit public charity that provides medical treatment for women suffering from obstetric fistula in sub-Saharan Africa. In February 2012, the WFF opened the Danja Fistula Center, a state-of-the-art fistula hospital in Niger to provide free obstetric fistula surgeries, prevention programming and aftercare for women afflicted by this condition.
Like Worldwide Fistula Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/worldwidefistulafund
Follow Worldwide Fistula Fund on Twitter: twitter.com/#!/FistulaFund
If you see a lot of red this month it’s not only because it’s the annual love month, but also because it is American Heart Month. Fact: heart disease is the number one killer of women*.
Over seventy bloggers have come together for The Heart Project, a collaborative effort to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Society. Spearheaded by Jaime, creator of Hands On As We Grow, the bloggers have amassed their talents to create craft projects with a heart theme. All photos and craft ideas will then be included in an e-book that Jaime is selling for $5. All proceeds (not just profit) will be donated to the American Heart Society.
Additionally all of the bloggers are hosting giveaways every day (some multiple per day) of the craft projects to gain more awareness of the ebook and the American Heart Association. Melissa & Doug, CraftProjectIdeas.com and Fudoo Boards are all donating products or matching $1 per ebook sold up to $500.
To learn more, visit The Heart Project.
*Source: American Heart Association
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.