Decorate and Dedicate- This Mothers Day Love Keeps on Giving

To Mama With Love

It’s mother’s day in Australia today (Happy Mothers Day all you mums and carers!!) so I’d like to dedicate a blog post to a worthwhile cause, for a pretty special mama. This campaign “To Mama With Love” has been rapidly created by a bunch of volunteers around the world. I’ve seen it come together on a Google Group over the last couple of weeks, and I noticed on Facebook that it all started from an idea Gia Lyons shared with Stacey Monk.  Ideas turn into reality quickly, these days! Especially when people join together and take a little time to share their skills and ideas.

So what’s it all about? To quote Chris Noble from What Gives?”

“The thing is, most of what we buy for Mom on her day isn’t going to last.  That’s what’s special about the campaign that Stacey Monk and the crew at Epic Change are running this Mother’s Day: They’re giving you a chance to tell your “Mama” you love her, and to make a lasting difference in a child’s life at the same time.

Just visit their site: To Mama With Love and you’ll see.  Each “Heartspace” created is a tribute.  And each tribute drives a donation to help Mama Lucy Kamptoni continue her mission to teach and house children in Tanzania. If the work she’s done so far is any indication, the money you donate will be very well spent. Mama Lucy started a school that grew from 10 students in 2003 to over 400 kids today.  the proceeds from this campaign will help build boarding facilities to house and shelter up to 50 more students.”

So far more than 200  “Heartspaces” have been created, and nearly $12,000 has been generated for the cause over the past few days.

It only takes a minute to dedicate a heartspace to a mother and help to create a boarding facility for these amazing kids in Tanzania . Here are the directions from the site

  1. Create a heartspace
    for a mom you love by giving in her honor.
  2. Show your love
    by personalizing your heartspace with words, photos, and/or video.
  3. Send a Mother’s Day e-card
    with a link to the heartspace you”ve created.
  4. Your mother’s day present just changed the world.

Here’s mine. Let’s help Mama Lucy reach her goal of $50,000 .

Other posts on this wonderful project:

* Geoff Livingston on Mashable
* Beth Kanter on Beth’s Blog
* Jen Consalvo at Tech Cocktail
* Debra Askanese at Community Organizer 2.0
* Amy Sample Ward at NPTech

Will you tell your mama you love her? Share your words, your art and a small donation over at http://www.tomamawithlove.org/