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!
I am so excited to count More Than Me as a Mom Bloggers for Social Good partner! More Than Me helps young girls in the slums of Liberia go to school. It is not easy. After years of civil war, rife poverty, and living in a society that does not value education for girls, More Than Me faces an uphill battle to get girls in school, but they have worked tirelessly to do that. Read some of More Than Me’s student bios.
In a recent blog update on the More Than Me blog, Katie Meyler, More Than Me’s founder, mentioned that one of the girls had been raped. Unfortunately the reality of rape and prostitution is inevitable for many girls. It is heartbreaking. Despite this, More Than Me is working to get young girls off the street and into classrooms.
I have two daughters (11 and 13) and I cannot imagine a life for them living in fear or rape or prostitution and not being able to go to get an education, but this is the daily reality of girls in West Point, Liberia. That is why More Than Me’s mission is so critical to the success of these girls as well as the future of their country.
I can’t wait to spread the word about More Than Me.
Want to volunteer your time and birthday to helping young girls in Liberia? Visit the More Than Me web site to learn about ways you can get involved.