In the US alone, $14.6B is spent annually on Mother's Day for "stuff" that could just never say what's in our hearts. What if instead, we all just unleashed that love on the world? How would it impact our world if we stopped using stuff as a surrogate for love? What if we invested that love to make the world a better place for Mamas & children everywhere?
To Mama With Love is a collaborative online art project that honors moms across the globe and raises funds to invest in remarkable women who are transforming our world. The site invites participants to create socially shareable "heartspaces" that include words, videos, photos & investments in honor of mamas they love.
Originally launched in 2010 as a surprise Mother's Day gift to Mama Lucy Kamptoni, To Mama With Love has appeared at the top of Mashable's lists of 4 Innovative Social Good Campaigns for Education and 9 Creative Social Good Campaigns Worth Recognizing. In less than a week leading up to Mother's Day, in its first year the site raised nearly $17,000, which was invested to build a children's home in Arusha, Tanzania where 70 children have now become residents of this home built from love.
To date, To Mama With Love has raised nearly $50,000 to invest in women who are pouring love into their communities in Tanzania, Nepal and Afghanistan.
Impact: During the Mother's Day holiday in 2010 & 2011, To Mama With Love raised nearly $50,000 from over 500 people who contributed in honor of women they loved. These funds were invested to build a children's home for 70 kids at Shepherds Primary School, and to support the work of Renu Bagaria in Nepal, Suraya Pakzad in Afghanistan, and Lucy Kamptoni in Tanzania.