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Honour Thy Mother

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Where will you be this Mother’s Day?

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

More than 30,000 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 12th consecutive year, Jewish Women International is encouraging people to honour the mothers in their lives by supporting the Flower Project. 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. Your generous gift enables JWI to send bouquets of flowers, as well as beauty products from OPI Products, Inc. to 150 shelters across the United States. 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; fascilitate healthy relationship programs for teens; establish children’s libraries in shelters across the country, and much more.

Please consider honouring the mothers in your life by supporting the work of JWI.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Wednesday, 28 April 2010 9:55 pm

    The Flower Project sounds like a worthy endeavor.

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

    Indeed. My cousin finally got the strength to leave her abusive husband years ago, but landed in the hospital twice before she figured it out.

    PS: Enjoy those 3 musketeers this week! 😉

  2. Thursday, 29 April 2010 9:13 pm

    thank you so much for sharing this. so meaningful and action-able. honoring mothers, women, indeed.

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