Share the love! Honor your mother (or anyone really) with a gift to others: give a gift in her name to 6 different nonprofits supporting mothers and families in the Mississippi Delta.
You can donate to one or all 6, and download and fold a print-at-home card: SharedExperiencesUSA.com/donate
These organizations support moms, families and the community all year long. What better way to recognize yo momma's love than by paying it forward?
Diaper Bank of the Delta gave away 350,000+ diapers last year. Their truck travels to rural small towns where many moms don't have cars, and they provide lactation support, period supplies, parenting classes and more.
Teach For America Greater Delta lifts up teachers, students, and school systems here. Over half of TFA Delta alums remain educators, counselors & leaders in education here and beyond.
Griot Youth Program empowers students through after-school youth arts programs and workforce development. Their Meraki Roasting Company also provides training in practical, social, and emotional skills (and awesome coffee).
Lower Mississippi River Foundation connects kids to their environment. They run programming in schools, on shore, and on the water, making the Mississippi River accessible to all.
Clarksdale Area Fuller Center for Housing builds homes with new homeowners and educates people on the historical roots of systemic poverty here. They welcome volunteers from across the country, and partner with local families who need decent, affordable housing.
CARES Clarksdale Animal Rescue Effort and Shelter saves struggling animals, and gives them new lives as happy pets with loving families. They also support local pets and families through programs like spay/neuter clinics and a pet food bank.
In Clarksdale, donate in person to pick up a card and flowers (bee-friendly wildflower seeds!) at Atzimba or Kathryn's on Moon Lake. Kathryn's is also selling the new Moon Lake Experience hats and lake bags, with a Kathryn's gift card and pretty tissue wrap. Thanks to them both for supporting this!
However you celebrate the loved ones in your life, hold them close. May we all experience love and support -- this day, and always!
(c) Shared Experiences USA