On Sunday, the harrowing news reverberated around the world that hundreds of migrants drowned off the coast of Libya en route to Europe when their boat – not suitable for transport across the vast Mediterranean – capsized. As many as 700 people are feared dead, but the death toll could escalate as more information is attained by authorities.
This is not the first time that hundreds of northern African migrants have died on the perilous seafaring journey to a haven of tolerance and freedom and most of all peace and security for them. As more African countries – particularly Eritrea, Libya, Niger, Sudan, and Somalia – are accused of mistreatment of their citizens or who do not offer their citizens a peaceful way of life – thousands more are taking the chance to live a more peaceful and prosperous life despite the dangerous journey.
Save the Children is calling upon the European Union to “restart the rescues” to ensure that men, women, and especially children reach European shores without the threat of being stranded in the Mediterranean or drowned to death.
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In an effort to learn more about charitably minded online moms who donate to good causes we asked 1000 Social Good Moms members about their giving habits, influence of social media and blogging on their giving, and the issues that matter most to them. The survey was sent out in January 2013 with 250 respondents.
We published some of the key discoveries on our “Moms and 2012 Charitable Giving” infographic. Keep reading below for additional survey data. If you would like to share our infographic you can grab it at this link.
How likely are you to donate online?
- 41.77% – very likely
- 30.38% – likely
- 26.58% – somewhat likely
- 1.27% – not likely
How many times did you donate to a charity or nonprofit in 2012?
- 55.13% – 5+times
- 15.38% – 2 times
- 14.1% – 3 times
- 12.82% – 4 times
- 2.56% – 1 times
What was your average donation amount?
- 43.04% – $25 – $50
- 31.65% – less than $25
- 17.72% – $50 – $100
- 7.59% – $100+
What prompts you to donate to a nonprofit or charity? Choose all that apply.
- 86.08% – You are familiar with the charity already.
- 75.95% – There was a natural disaster or national tragedy and you gave.
- 65.82% – A charity launched a compelling campaign with a great cause.
- 60.76% – You were encouraged to give by friends, either online or offline.
- 48.10% – You read about the charity on a blog.
- 41.77% – You heard about it via social media.
- 13.92% – You noticed an online or print advertisement for the charity.
- 3.80% – There is a celebrity advocating for a charity.
Did your family’s charitable donations increase, decrease or stay the same in 2012?
- 44.84% – stayed the same
- 43.59 % – increased
- 11.54% – decreased
Are you more likely to donate to a cause if you hear or read about it on…. (choose one)
- 44.87% – blogs
- 38.46% – social media
- 10.26% – TV
- 6.41% – advertisement
What issues matter most to you? Choose all that apply?
- 93.67% – Issues Affecting Women and Girls
- 93.67% – Child Health
- 93.67%- Hunger (in US and abroad)
- 81.01% – Education
- 73.42% – Maternal Health
- 62.03% – Clean Water and Sanitation
- 43.04% – Climate/ Global Warming
- 43.04% – Vaccines in Developing Countries
If you would like to share our infographic you can grab it at this link.
Now that Mother’s Day has passed it doesn’t mean you have to wait an entire year to celebrate and honor your mom. Our friends at Jhpiego are honoring moms every Monday during their new “Thank You Momday” initiative.
Moms deserve your thanks every day. In the spirit of giving moms their due, Jhpiego is designating Mondays as Thank You Momday. Join them today, and every Monday, in recognizing a mother. Help their album grow by posting a photo of your mom on their wall.
Click here to share a photo of your mom.
Jhpiego, a nonprofit organization that works in developing countries to train health professionals in modern reproductive health care, especially family planning, is celebrating women who save mothers’ lives around the world.
Be sure to join us and Jhpiego, USAID’s global Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program MCHIP, John Snow Institute, Women Deliver, and PSI for a twitter chat on how providing mothers and their babies with a healthy start to life makes communities stronger, countries more secure, and our world a better place.
On May 11, 12-1:30pm EST, follow the discussion using the hashtag #itstartswithmoms. RSVP for the event on Facebook so we can remind you of the date and time as it nears.