WESTPORT, Conn. (April 6, 2011) — Looking for a gift for mom that will last a lifetime? This Mother’s Day, give her a gift she’ll love while helping moms in need around the world. The array of creative gift ideas from the global humanitarian organization Save the Children helps empower mothers across the globe to celebrate what they want most — healthy children.
Visit Save the Children’s gift catalog to order Mother’s Day gifts that make a world of difference:
Acholi Beads Bracelet from Uganda ($50)
Mom will be forever in style with this fair-trade bracelet handmade by displaced Ugandan women. These women are now propelling themselves towards independent success to provide a better future for themselves and their children.
Newborn Care Packages ($30)
Celebrate new mothers by giving babies everywhere a chance for a bright beginning. Every year, more than 3 million newborns die within the first month of life — mostly from preventable and treatable causes. This gift helps provide three Newborn Care Packages which may contain soap, a clean cloth to wrap the baby, a knit baby cap, guidance on breastfeeding, and other counseling to ensure a healthy start for the newborn.
Educate a Young Girl ($65)
Honor the mom who is always giving. This gift provides the essentials, including books and teacher training, to help a girl in the developing world attend — and stay — in school for an entire year. Statistics show that educated girls delay premature marriage and childbirth and provide better nutrition and education for themselves and their children later on.
Stock a Library ($100)
This makes a great gift for the mom who enjoys sharing her love of reading. Within many impoverished U.S. communities, libraries contain a limited and weathered selection of books. This gift will help ensure children have access to brand-new books selected for maximum learning potential.
From Save the Children’s partners:
Bulgari Ring ($370)
Light up mom’s face with some bling. A specially-designed silver and ceramic ring by Bulgari supports Save the Children’s education programs for the world’s neediest children.
More fun ways to honor your mom while helping moms worldwide are in the works. Stay tuned!
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