Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Smart Cookies

I love a good story about Mamas who are making a difference, not only in the lives of their children, but in the world. And the latest issue of Cookie magazine highlights seven spectacular and influential Mamas with the energy, vision and commitment to make the world a better place.

The third annual "Smart Cookie" Awards--awards which celebrate the "symbiotic relationship between motherhood and citizenship"-- honor women like Deborah Koenigsberger. Koenigsberger founded Hearts of Gold, a New York City non-profit whose mission is to enhance the lives of New York City's homeless mothers and their children. Assisting this vulnerable population in practical and emotional ways, Hearts of Gold provides immediate assistance in tangible forms. And they also provide hope. Says Koenigsberger, "To the moms I meet, I say, 'This is not your life. This is a moment in your life...You can get past this.'"

Koenigsberger and her sister recipients will inspire you to action. They embody the directive to "Be the change you want to see in the world."

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