Wear Your Support: Giving a Gift You Can Feel Good About
November 15, 2011
By MANDANA MOFIDI
Sport Your Support: Donate $20 to the Million Moms Fund and Johnson&Johnson will send you a free Million Moms Challenge T-Shirt
What can you buy with $20? Four latte mochachinos? A manicure (tip included)? A large pepperoni pizza for the family? How about lasting change?
Your $20 = Life
Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a preventable disease. For $20, Shot@Life will provide a child with a lifetime of immunity from pneumonia, diarrhea, polio and measles
Every minute, a woman dies due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. For $20, you can save a mom's life in the Congo by helping the International Medical Corps will deliver much needed health services to two mothers and their babies.
Millions of women and children are in the midst of the critical 1,000 days from pregnancy to a child's second year – when propor nutrition is essential for a child's phsyical and mental development. For $20, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) will provide home nutrition packets full of essential micro nutrients to a child for one year.
Every mother in the world wants the same thing: a healthy, safe pregnancy, and a baby who will survive and thrive. But for millions of moms and babies in developing countries these basic human rights are out of reach.
The Million Moms Fund is designed to support world-class nonprofit organizations ( those suggested above) in their groundbreaking work to ensure healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries for millions of women. Give the gift of $20 (or more) and Johnson&Johnson will send you a Million Moms Challenge t-shirt to thank you for your support. As the holiday season approaches, this is one gift you can feel good about giving.
Your support will help dedicated organizations on the ground helping the people who need it the most. From training midwives and health workers, to providing much-needed vaccinations and nutritional support for newborns and children, to increasing access to healthcare for expecting mothers – your gift will have a direct impact on those who need it the most.
Show support and then, wear it.
You don't have to be a mom to help a mom, you just need to be one in a million. Visit The Million Moms Fund and find out how you can help.