10 Thoughtful Ideas for Mother's Day Gifts That Give Back

May 13, 2018 is Mother's Day - time to show that special woman in your life how much she means to you

May 9, 2018

Whether it’s a mother, grandmother, stepmother, godmother, auntie, nanny, or any women who has had a positive impact on your life, Mother’s Day gives us all the chance to show the important female figures in our lives how much we care. This year, you can honor Mother’s Day with a gift that can change lives and make the world a better place.




1. DONATE TO A WOMEN’S SELF-HELP GROUP

Heifer International works with communities worldwide in the fight against hunger and poverty as well as to promote environmental protection. This Mother’s Day, you can join in their efforts by making a donation in your mom’s name. Sponsored by Heifer International, your donation supports the education and training for women to earn a livelihood raising livestock for their family.

2. SEND A GIRL TO SCHOOL

Another Heifer International charity, this donation empowers young women through education by paying for their tuition, learning materials, and other expenses.

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3. HELP VULNERABLE WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN HONOR OF MOM

With nearly 9 out of 10 dollars going directly to their charity services, Save the Children raises money for programs to help children survive and thrive. Even a small donation can make a huge difference in the lives of mothers and children around the world. The Save the Children organization hosts a special charity in honor of Mother’s Day specifically for helping vulnerable mothers and children in need.

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4. PURCHASE CLEAN BABY BLANKETS FOR NEWBORNS

With the Save the Children charity, donations go towards purchasing emergency essentials for newborn babies. The kit includes diapers, soap, towel, socks, hat, newborn clothes, and a blanket to help babies born in difficult situations.

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5. PROVIDE FOOD, SHELTER, AND EDUCATION FOR ORPHANS.

The Orphan Care program supports orphans and vulnerable children with necessities like food, shelter, education, and counseling. These donations also go toward helping children affected by HIV/AIDS.

6. PROMOTE FEMALE EMPOWERMENT WITH A SMALL BUSINESS LOAN

For those who want to support female empowerment, the Small Business Loan program through Save the Children provides women with funding to start a small business. The funds work as a revolving loan meaning that as each woman repays the loan, the money then becomes available to another woman.

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8. FIGHT FAMINE AND HUNGER WITH DECORATIVE CERAMIC PEPPERS

Any hot-mama will love these decorative Spice It Up! ceramic peppers to hang in the kitchen. The Hunger Site, an organization working against hunger, donates at least 25 cups of food for each purchase of these Mexican handcrafts.

9. EMPOWER YOUTH WITH AN ADORABLE, AVOCADO NECKLACE

Your mom will look adorable in this adjustable avocado necklace by ALEX AND ANI. Even better, 20 percent of every purchase supports youth empowerment.

10. TOAST TO A BETTER WORLD WITH A GIFT OF WINE

ONEHOPE sells an array of quality wines and gift sets, and all profits go towards supporting charities around the world. The organization has made more than $3 million in donations supporting global healthcare, building animal shelters, feeding hungry children, or providing life-saving vaccines.

ALLISON MICHELLE DIENSTMAN, CONTRIBUTOR
Working from her laptop as a freelance writer, Allison lives as a digital nomad, exploring the world while sharing positivity and laughter. She is a lover of language, travel, music, and creativity with a degree in Chinese language and literature.

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