You may have read our partner feature about the Nyanya Project this weekend.
The Nyanya Project is a North Carolina non-profit organization that empowers grandmothers to keep their families together in the face of AIDS devastation. They help African grandmothers form working cooperatives that generate the income necessary to provide healthcare, education and a loving home for their grandchildren.
The Nyanya Project is currently raising funds to continue educating preschool children in Kenya and to open a new preschool in Rwanda. They are asking for help to raise $20,000 by Mother’s Day – that’s $20 from 1000 people.
Please tweet the following to help:
Help the Nyanya Project educate preschool children in Kenya and Rwanda. Any little bit helps! http://bit.ly/xEmKk0 #socialgoodmoms
Also, please like the Nyanya Project on
On World AIDS Day 2011 in Washington, DC I met Jeff Daivdoff, the Chief Marketing Officer at One.org. I liked him instantly. Here he is interviewing Sundance Channel EVP Sarah Barnett on activism, the fight against AIDS & advocacy.
The Nyanya Project empowers grandmothers to keep their families together in the face of AIDS devastation. We help African grandmothers form working cooperatives that generate the income necessary to provide healthcare, education and a loving home for their grandchildren. After being trained to care for HIV-infected family members and reinvest income, the grandmothers become role models for other women in their communities. This sustainable model allows the grandmothers to become independent and ensures continued care for their families.
Visit them online at www.nyanyaproject.org and on fan them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nyanya-Project/244424588947268
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!
Today we are officially 500 members strong! At a little under two weeks old, that is a lot of mom bloggers spreading the word about the great work our partners do. It is through increased membership that we will be able to best help our partners through blogging, social media and insight trips.
I am thrilled to reach this milestone and can’t wait to reach even greater ones. Thank you for joining us and helping us help others!
If you are a mom blogger please join us! And if you’re already a member please spread the word!