Media Alert: Meaningful Mother's Day Gift That Gives Hope
Helping a mother helps her entire family. IRC gift baskets give hope to refugee families in need across the US and around the world.
This year, the International Rescue Committee is celebrating the role of mothers by offering a Mother’s Day Gift Basket — a gift that will help those who are far from the comfort and safety of home: refugee families.
With 80 percent of refugees being women and children, the IRC recognizes that mothers play a pivotal role in keeping families together during times of crisis and upheaval.
For as little as $25, one can give a refugee family languishing in a camp or struggling to start their lives over in the United States a symbolic gift basket filled with services that keep mothers healthy and their families strong — including emergency obstetric services, quality prenatal care, women’s education and other critical programs that the IRC provides for refugees fleeing war around the world.
In return, the IRC sends the gift-giver a beautiful tribute card describing the Mother’s Day Basket, which they can give to a special mother in their life.
It’s a thoughtful and easy Mother’s Day present that will make a difference in the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable families and help them make the journey from harm to home.
• For stories on Mother’s Day and gifts that make a difference, please contact Margaret Carrington, (212) 551-2980.
• If you would like to interview a refugee mother in the following U.S. cities, please contact us: Abilene, TX, Atlanta, GA, Baltimore, MD, Boise, ID, Charlottesville, VA, Dallas, TX, Linden, NJ, Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL, New York, NY, Oakland, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Sacramento, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Jose, CA, SeaTac, WA, Seattle, WA, Silver Spring, MD, Tuscon, AZ, Turlock, CA
• Mother’s Day Gift Baskets can be purchased on the site, FromHarmtoHome.org
About the International Rescue Committee: A global leader in humanitarian assistance, the International Rescue Committee works in 42 countries offering help and hope to refugees and others uprooted by conflict and oppression. During crises, IRC teams provide health care, shelter, clean water, sanitation, learning programs for children and special aid for women. As emergencies subside, the IRC stays to revive livelihoods and help shattered communities recover and rebuild. The IRC also helps resettle refugees admitted into the United States. A tireless advocate for the most vulnerable, the IRC is committed to restoring hope, dignity and opportunity. For more information, visit theIRC.org