Mother's Day Gifts That Give Back

By GALTime.com Contributor Tania Reuben, Pure Natural Diva

Uninspired about what to do for your mom this Mother's Day? Here are two ideas that promise to transcend typical offerings - they are gifts that will keep giving and will truly make a difference in the lives of the recipient.

Instead of sending another box of candy full of calories she'd rather avoid or flowers that will wilt in days, consider a gift that will make an unmeasurable difference in the life of someone on the other side of the world.

I can't think of a better way to honor your mother than to help another.

Make a difference in the life of a Refugee

The International Rescue Committee has created a program that will allows you to honor your mother and make a real difference in the life of a refugee family.

For example with $24 you can purchase a safe birthing kit for a refugee mother, which includes vital supplies for a safe home delivery in a conflict zone, plus a blanket and clothing for a newborn other gifts are available and pricing start at $18:

  • Mosquito nets for a refugee family in Africa - $18
  • Pre-natal care for a new mother living in a war zone - $52
  • One year's education for an Afghan girl - $52
  • A farming kit, including seeds and tools, to help a family grow food - $60
  • Summer school for a newly arrived refugee child in the U.S. - $100
  • Job training for a refugee to help her become self-sufficient - $330

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Purchase one of these options and the International Rescue Committee(IRC) will send the honored mothers a beautiful, personalized Mother's Day card in the gift-giver's name.

The IRC has been helping refugees since 1933 and you can shop with confidence knowing that 90% of all the funds they raise goes directly to fund programs and services.

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