70+ Bloggers Rally for American Heart Month

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

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We have put together action campaigns that you can easily tweet whenever you’d like.

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Congratulations to #socialgoodmoms partner @AtlDiaperRelief for receiving 40,000 diapers for mothers and babies in need

More Than Me

Congratulations to #socialgoodmoms partner @MoreThanMeORG for getting 20k for Liberian girls from Acorn Insurance. http://www.morethanme.org

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Living in Poverty In Developing Nations Means a Life in Flux

When I went to Kenya with the ONE Moms last summer we visited the Mukuru kwa Njenga slum in east Nairobi. Like all slums we saw makeshift housing, some barely 10 x 10 rooms that housed entire families. We also visited the Mwangaza Tumaini school that taught some of the brightest children I’ve ever seen. Their zest for life and exuberance for learning was infectious especially when their classrooms were void of much light and the children live in dire poverty.

Today I received a tweet from David Kamau, an education specialist with a NGO in Nairobi slums. He informed me that the school may be demolished. Since last weekend there has been mass demolition of the slums because the people built their homes on private land.

Three people have already been killed and others are protesting the demolition of their homes and livelihoods.

At this point I don’t think the school has been demolished. All I can do is hope that the school remains intact. The children need it!

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We are extremely grateful for the blog support about Malaria No More’s “Dream Big for Africa” campaign. Thank you!

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