With the season of giving upon us, The Motherhood is working with an incredible organization, GoodWorld, that’s making charitable donations easier than ever. With GoodWorld, you can use “#donate” to instantly support causes you care about using social media.
On Facebook, you can contribute by commenting “#donate” with a dollar amount on a participating charity’s Facebook page/post (for example, “#donate $20”). On Twitter, simply tweet “#donate” with a dollar amount and tag the nonprofit’s Twitter handle. If you’re a first-time donor, you will receive a one-time link to register with GoodWorld and complete your donation.
We’re working with an amazing and generous team of bloggers who will be donating to select causes during GoodWorld’s 12 Days of Giving campaign which runs between December 12 and 23, 2015. Read more about the 12 Days of Giving here.
Each day during the 12 Days of Giving, The Motherhood will make a $100 donation on behalf of each of our GoodWorld bloggers to her charity of choice. Read on to learn which organization each of our bloggers is supporting and why, and check back for daily updates.
“Feeding America is a charity close to my heart. Growing up with a single mom, we often struggled with having enough food to eat. Now that I am a mother, and my kids are always blessed with plenty to eat, I want to do my part in helping out families that wonder if they can afford dinner for their children, and supporting charities like Feeding America is a great way to do that!”
“Poverty, homelessness, and hunger have always tugged at my heartstrings. That’s why my heart jumps in joy and happiness when programs like Care USA are striving to make a difference in others’ lives.”
“My children are fascinated by big cats (cheetahs are their favorite!) and I wanted to support an organization that will help ensure that animals of the world that light up children’s eyes will continue to thrive.”
“I love No Kid Hungry, it is one of my favorite charities. No Kid Hungry takes the necessary steps to end childhood hunger in the U.S. and it feels good to know I’m helping make a difference with such an important issue here at home. When I donate to No Kid Hungry, I do my part to putting an end to childhood hunger, because no child should have to wonder where their next meal is coming from. No Kid Hungry gets about 10 meals out of your $1 donation, so no donation is too small. Even the change in your car will help a child eat! It feels good to contribute to such an important problem we face here in the U.S. Plus I can donate to help here in my local community, or donate and help children from all over the U.S. get some nutritious food.”
“I believe that individual expression through art is the biggest freedom we can give our children. If my child’s art will bring a smile to a sick child, then bring on the paint and canvases!!”
“Nobody should go hungry in a country with ample amounts of food, especially children. I chose Feeding America because their mission to provide this basic need for families and individuals is one that all people can get behind.”
“Save the Children is on the ground in the middle of crisis situations. I admire how hard volunteers work to meet the needs of families and children when they need help the most.”
“The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation grabbed my heart almost immediately. Having spent every summer of my childhood at camp, and being the sibling of a special needs child, I can truly understand the magic of giving children with physical disabilities a way to enjoy ‘Camp Wamp’ and the great outdoors.”
“Childhood hunger and the food banks that help to eradicate it are causes that I am passionate about serving. That is why I support Feeding America, the network of food banks that feed 46.5 million Americans in need and provides crucial food security for struggling families.”
“Having three children of my own, I can’t imagine what it would feel like to know my babies were hungry but not have any food to offer them. I’m teaching my children at a young age that there is so much joy in paying it forward and meeting a need for a total stranger.”
“When my kids were tiny, we had a few very difficult months where we relied on help from our local food shelf. Feeding America helps the food shelves that help so many people in need. I promised that when I could, I would help others in need.”
Childhood hunger is a problem affects 1 in 5 children across the U.S. No Kid Hungry works to ensure that every child in the U.S. has access to healthy food no matter where they live, where they learn or where they play.
Giving back has never been easier. Check out the list of GoodWorld’s participating nonprofits here, and tell us in the comments: which organization will you #donate to this season?