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Thursday, 1 May 2008

Where will you be this Mother’s Day?

At home? The dayspa? Brunch at a favourite restaurant? Or in a shelter for abused women?

According to 2007 National Census of Domestic Violence Services, conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), more than 25,000 Women Will Spend Mother’s Day in a Battered Women’s Shelter.

Those are the lucky ones. The women with the strength to flee the perceived safety of their homes and leave behind their abusers.

How many more women will spend Mother’s Day trapped in a violent relationship?

For the 10th consecutive year, Jewish Women International is encouraging people to honour the mothers in their lives by purchasing a special bouquet for mothers staying in domestic abuse shelters on Mother’s Day. Thanks to the generosity of so many, JWI has sent more than 2,000 beautiful Mother’s Day bouquets to hundreds of domestic violence shelters around the country, brightening this special day for thousands of women and their children.

Contributing to the Mother’s Day Flower Project is a wonderful mitzvah that combines social justice and education with celebrating Mother’s Day. For each $25 donation you make to the Mother’s Day Flower Project, JWI sends out a beautiful Mother’s Day tribute card to a designated honoree thanking her for inspiring you to give as well as delivers bouquets of flowers to 150 battered women’s shelters throughout the United States in time for Mother’s Day. Your contribution to the project also funds critical JWI programs that work every day to help battered women navigate the legal system; train women and girls to value and protect themselves; establish children’s libraries in shelters across the country, and much more.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Thursday, 1 May 2008 6:27 pm

    yes, i have to remember to post about this too. i’ve had the sticker on my sidebar for a while. this is one of my favorite tzedakah things. i have had to be more creative for father’s day but it’s usually heifer. i wish someone would put together the same kind of project for dads!:-) i did my order today so they arrive in time…

  2. Sara permalink
    Thursday, 1 May 2008 9:21 pm

    Thank you for posting this. Brought tears to my eyes.

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