Mother’s Day is all about giving thanks to moms, and one of our favorite Mothers Day ideas is the gift of charity. In honor of this coming Sunday, we’re spotlighting a few foundations that work tirelessly to help women and mothers all over the world. From the Liya Kebede Foundation, which helps save the lives of mothers and children worldwide, to the Brooklyn Young Mother’s Collective, which provides support to young New York City moms, these wonderful charities are the perfect way to pay it forward this Mother’s Day.
Liya Kebede Foundation
Supermodel and activist Liya Kebede’s started the Liya Kebede Foundation to provide strategic care for women in need. They foundation devotes itself to saving the lives of mothers and children, educating health care workers, supporting communities, and advocating for governments in her native Ethiopia, as well as the rest of the world. You can read our Q&A with the model and activist here.
Through May 25% of proceeds from purchase of the Walsh Split Scarf on lemlem.com will go to support Liya’s foundation?
Every Mother Counts
Christy Turlington Burns started this incredible campaign to end preventable deaths caused by childbirth and pregnancy after realizing that, without proper care, she would have died in childbirth. The organization has partnered with numerous NGOs to better the childbirth process around the world.
Brookyln Young Mother’s Collective
BYMC provides invaluable support to disadvantaged young mothers ages 12 to 21 by providing them with the resources they need to become educated, self-sufficient, and engaged in their communities. The collective work hard to bring these girls and women educational and career opportunities.
GAIA Empowered Women
Founded Elizabeth Street mom Paula Minnis, Gaia hires women in need to make handmade napkins that are sold at Neiman Marcus and other locations. The organization’s aim is to help these women find financial independence, and the work these women produce is truly unique and beautiful.
This female-run foundation started over 20 years ago, when a group of American activists visiting Nicaragua witnessed the effects of U.S. bombings on women and mothers in that country. Today, Madre works to provide women around the world with the rights they deserve.