Mother's Day is quickly approaching on Sunday, May 11th and for the first time in my life as a mom-to-be (22 weeks now!) I realized wow, "I'm going to be a Mom!" I'm always thinking about new and special ways to thank my own amazing mother so when I received an email from Opportunity International, regarding their Mother's Day Tribute Quilt, I said to myself this is perfect!
As per their site, The Global Opportunity Quilt was created in 2010 by the Women's Opportunity Network, a group of Opportunity International donors committed to empowering women in the developing world to break free from the cycle of poverty and enter a sustainable cycle of success.
The founders of the Quilt passionately believed that despite living in the most challenging conditions, Opportunity's clients were positive, resilient and determined to work their way out of poverty. They realized that these women did not lack intelligence, ideas or a strong work ethic. But what they lacked was the opportunity to change their world. And the ladies of the Women's Opportunity Network knew that they could help create change
Opportunity's determined and unstoppable female clients were the inspiration behind this Quilt. It serves as a tribute to all the women around the world who have inspired and given hope to so many of us. And it is a vehicle through which Opportunity International can help more determined women around the world build their businesses, create jobs, support their families and transform their communities.
Here’s how it works:
1. Visit https://us.opportunity.org/tributes to thank a mom or another special woman who has impacted your life.
2. Pick from one of the predesigned patches (or use your own photo!) and add a message, quote or poem and dedicate a patch to someone special.
3. Your unique patch will then be incorporated into the Tribute Quilt – bringing together all the women around the world who have inspired and given hope to so many of us in their own amazing ways.
4. Share your tribute on social media or, with a donation of any size, a special e-card will be emailed to your mom. Donations are matched dollar for dollar, doubling their impact and helping Opportunity International empower 3,000+ women and transform the lives of thousands more.
I love everything about this idea. Thank your mother or friend, while giving back and helping others.
Here's my patch:
Let me know if you make one and comment below! It takes less than 5 minutes.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mom's out there! xx