Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Save a life this Mother's Day
According to the National Retail Federation, some $14 billion will be spent in the United States for Mother's Day. That includes $2.9 billion in meals, $2.5 billion in jewelry and $1.9 billion in flowers. To put that sum in context, it's enough to pay for a primary school education for all 60 million girls around the world who aren't attending school. There would be enough money left over for programs to reduce deaths in childbirth by about three-quarters, saving perhaps 260,000 women's lives a year.
This year, give your Mom something truly meaningful by purchasing a beautiful gift from WWHI and, in turn, helping other mothers around the globe.