Celebrate Mother's Day with Save the Children

This year, Mother’s Day falls on May 12, 2024. The day is an opportunity to celebrate mothers, mother figures and caregivers by giving them the recognition, appreciation and respect they so deserve. Save the Children knows that when mothers are healthy, their children are more likely to survive and thrive. That’s why we support programs that promote the well-being of mothers, including maternal and reproductive health.

How You Can Help: Mother's Day Donation Gift Ideas

This Mother’s Day, a donation from Save the Children's Gift Catalog can be a special way to celebrate the strength of a mother in your life.

The Essential Role of Mothers

Mothers who are healthy have healthier children and more prosperous families, and societies with well-nourished populations are more productive, economically viable and secure. Save the Children is committed to improving the lives of women and mothers in hopes that they'll be able to have healthy pregnancies and healthy families.

This is supported by our worldwide presence and ability to work at the community level by engaging community members and stakeholders to develop local capacity to make childbirth and motherhood safer. Save the Children’s Maternal and Reproductive Health (MRH) programs are designed to promote healthy behaviors and practices at the household and community levels together with improved quality of services at health facilities.

Celebrating Mothers Everywhere: Prioritize Your Well-Being

Mothers can often put themselves behind everyone else, but the truth is moms need to prioritize themselves just like everybody else. Self-care is not only benefits mothers but also their children and families. Some tips to practice self care include: 

  • Take Breaks
    It’s essential to take regular breaks throughout the day to recharge and rest.
  • Practice Mindfulness
    Mindfulness is a technique that can help reduce stress and improve overall well-being.
  • Connect With Others
    Make time to connect with friends and family, whether it’s through phone calls, text messages, or in-person visits.
  • Recite Positive Affirmations
    Positive affirmations help increase self-awareness and create a more positive mindset.    
  • Get Enough Sleep
    Sleep is essential for good mental health and well-being. Ensure you’re getting enough sleep each night by establishing a bedtime routine and sticking to it.
  • Engage in Physical Activity
    Physical activity is a great way to reduce stress and boost overall well-being. Whether it’s going for a walk, doing yoga, or taking a fitness class, find an activity you enjoy and make it a part of your routine.
  • Seek Help
    If you’re struggling, don’t be afraid to seek help.

Receive a Mother's Day Self-Care Kit

At Save the Children, if we've learned anything in our over 100 years of caring for children, it's that mothers care so deeply and do so much to ensure their children have the lives and futures they deserve – sometimes, they forget to take care of themselves. Day after day, year after year, mothers give of themselves so their children can thrive.

In honor of mothers around the world, Save the Children created a special "take-care" kit which is filled with incredible tips, tricks and fun treats to give back to yourself. Sign up to receive yours today. 


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