Hi all, your resident last minute gift-giving guide here. We all know Mother’s Day is around the corner and if you, like me, are looking for that perfect, meaningful gift, I’m here to help. I know many of you probably can’t get home to see your mother’s or loved ones and personally thank them for always showering you with (sometimes unwanted) attention and love. So, here are some thoughtful gifts that give back, Mother’s Day edition.
What better way to start than feature Save the Children*! This year, Save the Children features a menu of great mother’s day gift donations for any mom. For the Care giving mom, you can See Where the Good Goes® and donate in her honor to support a community health worker. For the Techie mom, you can purchase a handmade iPod case for $40 to help address urgent needs for children and families in the U.S. and around the world.
My co-worker gave me this next great gift idea for your Sentimental mom. Last year, she made a donation directly to the Children’s Miracle Network hospital where she was born, and trust me, her mom was very touched! See if you were born at one of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and make a donation in honor of your mom! If your hospital is not on the list, you can still donate in your mom’s honor.
Nothing hits harder to home than realizing 1 in 6 Americans in our country, and mostly children, struggle with hunger. This mother’s day, thank your Nurturing mom with a gift in her honor to Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry, and send your gift via an adorable mother’s day e-card. I know many of us take for granted the time and care our moms take in making sure we are well fed and often with incredibly delicious meals!
For your Sensitive mom, Meals on Wheels created the Meals for Moms campaign for senior, homebound moms. Send a message of love to a senior, homebound mom and share some love or make a donation. Just $7 can help provide a meal for a senior mom in your community.
Lastly, for the Encouraging mom, give the gift of Education to a Girl and make your mom proud. For every donation to Room to Read this month, Hilton Family Foundation will generously match your donation to make twice the impact! Just $75 can provide mentoring for a girl for a year!
I’m truly impressed by the many, creative and thoughtful Mother’s Day campaigns created by countless non-profits and brands this year. Not only is this smart fundraising strategy, we, the consumer get to benefit and make our moms smile. I hope this guide helps you and don’t forget to thank your mom or loved ones this Mother’s Day!
*Disclaimer: the Ad Council works with Save the Children