I was fortunate enough to grow up with the definition of a great mom. If there has been one constant in my life since the day I was born, it is that I know my mom would do anything to keep me safe and protected. My parents gave me every resource possible to make the most out of my life. Not everyone was born as lucky as me. My mom has embodied compassion, empathy, hard work, and putting others first. One of the most important lessons she has taught me is that taking care of people, far outweighs any material item. That being said, I think she would love the idea of donating her Mother's Day to charity.
I wanted to select a charity that represents her values, and the values that she has helped instill in me. MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that works towards a world in which all people enjoy the fullest range of individual and collective human rights; in which resources are shared equitably and sustainably; in which women participate effectively in all aspects of society; and in which people have a meaningful say in decisions that affect their lives. MADRE uses human rights to advance social justice. MADRE partners with women in communities worldwide to meet urgent, local needs and create long-term solutions to the problems that women face. The program areas are: peace building; women's health and combating violence against women; and economic and environmental justice.
Taking care of your mother is important, and this charity helps take care of women and mother's all across the world.