Honor moms around the world

Instead of the usual flowers and candy this Mother's Day, give a gift that truly honors not only the special women in your life, but mothers and women across the globe. WWHI makes it easy for consumers to give their moms a more meaningful gift this year.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Celebrate Mother's Day with WWHI 

Instead of the usual flowers and candy this Mother’s Day, give a gift that truly honors not only the special women in your life, but mothers and women across the globe. WWHI makes it easy for consumers to give their moms a more meaningful gift this year. 

By going to wwhi.org, you can select a tribute card and make a donation in your mother’s honor.  Cards will arrive just in time for Mother’s Day.  Donations given through the initiative will be used to support healthcare programs in Senegal, West Africa, which will give mothers the ultimate gift: a healthy pregnancy and a chance to watch their children grow.

According to the National Retail Federation, some $14 billion will be spent in the United States for Mother’s Day. That includes $2.9 billion in meals, $2.5 billion in jewelry and $1.9 billion in flowers. To put that sum in context, it’s enough to pay for a primary school education for all 60 million girls around the world who aren’t attending school. There would be enough money left over for programs to reduce deaths in childbirth by about three-quarters, saving perhaps 260,000 women’s lives a year.

WWHI’s Mother’s Day cards put the holiday in perspective by honoring not only one mother, but the influence all mothers have around the globe. “When people honor their mothers in this way, it’s a heartwarming and beautiful to also honor and give specific help to women who suffering,” says Dana Allison, founder and executive director of WWHI.

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