Mothers are powerful agents of change, both through their own lives and the lives of their children.
Moms tell us all the time that being a mother is the best, most rewarding job in the world. And, that it’s a lot harder than they imagined it would be.
It’s true what they say. You know it is. When moms are struggling, families struggle. When moms are strong, families thrive. We want more moms, kids and families to thrive, and we think we’ve got a great way to help make that happen. But we can’t do it without YOU.
When you support a mother, you uplift her family.
When you uplift a family, you strengthen their community. When you strengthen a community, you change the world.
Want to help us change the world?
YES, I DO.
Here’s a great project for all you mom fans out there which promises to:
- Support more moms in feeling valued, heard and understood, which goes a long way toward making moms happy. (Just ask one, if you think we’re wrong.)
- Encourage each mom’s inherent strength and resilience.
- Ensure that more communities around the U.S. have MotherWoman Support Groups for moms where they can share their stories about motherhood – the good, the bad and the ugly - get support and go home energized, renewed and ready to do it all again!
COOL! WHAT’S YOUR IDEA?
Our goal is to raise $10,000 for scholarships so that low-income community leaders and professionals working for nonprofits can take the MotherWoman Support Group Facilitator Training. These women from across the U.S. will bring this life-changing resource back to communities where moms are struggling the most.
Since we started teaching the MotherWoman Support Group Facilitator Training we’ve been getting requests to offer it in many other locations. This year we’re teaching in MA, NJ, WA and Guatemala.
We’re committed to making this training available to women whether they can afford it, or not. It’s part of how we walk our talk.
Watch the video above to learn more about the impact of this amazing project. Four mothers tell you how the MotherWoman Support Group Facilitator Training has changed their lives. Each one shares why she is now giving back to other mothers by leading a MotherWoman Support Group in her community.
Here’s our Awesomeness Equation:
More People = More Support = More $$ =More Scholarships = More MotherWoman Support Groups in More Communities = More Happy Moms = More Thriving Families = More Strong Communities!
AWESOME. THAT’S A REALLY GREAT IDEA. HOW CAN I HELP?
Thanks for asking!
- Support the project financially.
We need $10,000 to offer scholarships for up to 25 women to take the training. Every donation helps!
- Spread the word.
The easiest way is by using the "Share With Friends" tools here on IndieGoGo. Use Facebook, use Twitter, use your blog, use your email, use your voice. Your voice is powerful. Ask folks to get the word out and make some noise about our campaign.
If you aren't in a position to support the scholarships financially at this time, that's okay! Direct others who might be able to get involved back to this IndieGoGo page.
- Share your love of moms!
Remember the Awesomeness Equation:
More People = More Support = More $$ =More Scholarships = More MotherWoman Support Groups in more communities = More Happy Moms = More Thriving Families = More Strong Communities!
WHAT’S THE MONEY GOING TO BE USED FOR?
Every single dollar we raise will go toward scholarships for women from across the country who REALLY want to take this 3 day training. They will be low-income women and professionals working for nonprofits that serve families. This means more successful support groups will be available to the moms who’re struggling most.
$10,000 will provide up to 25 scholarships, depending on each woman’s need.
OK. I’M IN. WHAT DO I GET FOR MAKING A CONTRIBUTION?
First, you get to feel great about how your generosity is going to help more moms, kids and families thrive.
Second, to make your giving even sweeter, we’ve got some dynamite perks over there on the right for you to choose from. We'll cover shipping costs for perks that need mailing.
For a donation of $500, you can even name a scholarship in honor or in memory of anyone you want!
I’M SO IN. WHEN WILL I GET MY PERKS?
You'll receive some perks within a week of receiving the contribution (like the thank you and the love). Other perks might take a few weeks to receive (like the onesies, tee shirts, books and gift certificates). And keep in mind that none of the perks will be available once the campaign ends.
SPECIAL PERKS FOR THE SUPER GENEROUS:
Each week we will give away an additional special perk to the person who makes the largest donation that week - a 1lb bag of Moms Are Worth A Million coffee from Dean's Beans Organic Coffee!
The person who makes the largest gift of the whole campaign will receive an additional special perk – a gift box of delicious organic Moms Are Worth A Million coffee, hot cocoa, books, cds and swag from Dean's Beans Organic Coffee! ($150 value)
(Sorry, we know we shouldn’t yell. We’re just so excited we had to use our outside voices.)
WHAT IS MOTHERWOMAN?
Founded in 1999, our mission is to support and empower mothers to create positive personal and social change for themselves, their families, their communities and the world. We have four programs that are making a big difference for mothers in our region and beyond. The MotherWoman Support Group Model and Facilitator Training are one of our program areas.
To hear about the impact of our work directly from mothers and grandmothers, facilitators and supporters, go to the gallery tab above and watch two testimonial videos.
MotherWoman is a 510(c)3 non-profit. Your donation is tax deductible and greatly appreciated.
Learn more about MotherWoman: www.motherwoman.org
Photography in the video Copyright (c) Sarah Prall. www.sarahprall.com
Video filmed and edited by Ben Foley, Holyoke, MA