Monday, May 5, 2008

Giving

Still trying to find the perfect Mother's Day gift for that fabulous woman in your life? Maybe she already has everything? Maybe you aren't sure of her taste in books/music/clothes and you just don't want to get her *sigh* another gift card?

What about giving in her name?

There are a whole slew of wonderful, reputable charities out there, many of which do great works for women and children. Here are a few of my favorites:

Women In Need is a NYC-based program that provides "housing, help and hope" to area women and their families. They've been helping women get back on their feet for more than 20 years.

Rainn is listed by Worth magazine as one of "America's 100 best charities." Rainn is a national organization and is recognized as the nation's largest "anti sexual assault program."

Women for Women is a group with a powerful mission. WFW allows supporters to sponsor women survivors of war. Their work touches women in the forgotten corners of our world, helping them find hope in the midst of destruction.

Save the Children is regularly recognized as one of America's top ten charities. They're also headquartered in my home town of Westport, CT. Save the Children works on behalf of children in the U.S. as well as the rest of the world, improving lives, families and communities.

Not convinced by any of my options? That's fine. Search some of your own. Make a donation in Mama's name to your church, your local soup kitchen or your neighborhood animal shelter. It's a gift you'll feel great about and Mama is sure to love.