ALL DONATIONS MATCHED!
When you donate on December 1, Mother's Heart stands a chance
of winning matching funds from GlobalGiving.
DAYS UNTIL WE GIVE
Next week, on Dec. 1, Mother’s Heart is participating in GlobalGiving's #GivingTuesday campaign. #GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity—to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.
We need your help to reach our goal of raising $5,000 to continue providing support to the women and their babies so that they have the best start in life. Thanks to GlobalGiving’s #MoveAMillion incentive fund, the more you give, the larger share we win out of the $1M USD in bonus funds. Please join us and support Mother's Heart.
Here are some ways that your donation helps:
Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby
Covers one antenatal check up with one ultrasound for one woman.
For as little as $10, you are ensuring that the mother is healthy and the baby has a strong start in life.
Ride out of Poverty
Your gift of $40 will buy a bicycle and a helmet for a mom to ride to and from work or training. Bicycles help young moms pursue education and livelihood to help them build a better future with her baby.
When mom is away at work or in a training and could not take nursing breaks to feed her baby, $40 buys milk formula for a carer to feed her baby for one month. Your gift will ensure her baby is getting fed regularly and receiving adequate nutrition when she is not around.
Food and Housing
When a vulnerable pregnant woman enters our program, MHO immediately addresses her primary needs right away: food and shelter. $85 provides a one month food and accommodation for her (and her child during her pregnancy leave) in a safe, community-based housing for women that protects them both from hunger, malnutrition, and keeps them off the streets where they are exposed to various health and safety risks.
Preparing for Motherhood
Most of the women in Mother’s Heart’s care are very young, some with mental delays, and unprepared for motherhood. Maternal education classes are important to prepare them for what is to come as they embark on their new role as mothers. For $100, you help empower 30 young women with classes that teaches breastfeeding, food and nutrition, parenting and childcare, hygiene and self-care, mindfulness, and many others.
As a single mother without any family to support her and no community resources, it is important for her child to be able to access quality care by those knowledgeable about child development and education. Your gift of $150 helps Mother’s Heart in providing a day care service for one month that allows children three months to 5 years old to grow in a healthy, stimulating environment while their mothers and kinship care person are at work or in a training.
As soon as a pregnant woman enters our program, she receives a baby basket that includes essential delivery and post-birthing items for mothers and newborn supplies help both moms and babies thrive. The basket is lovingly packed and contains infant and adult diapers, maternity and newborn clothes, blankets, bath washes, baby pillows, feeding bottles, and many more. Give a gift of baby basket today.
Alternative Child Care
When the women in our care are unable to parent due to their extremely vulnerable situations, or when women relinquish their babies – whether they are underaged, not ready to parent, are unstable or deemed unfit by local authorities – Mother’s Heart sees to it that the babies are placed in a loving, family environment and cared for in their extended families (kinship care) or in new families (foster care). Your gift of $200 helps support kinship or foster care for a child for one month.
Childbirth can be very unpredictable. While our social workers ensure our clients are prepared and have their birth plans in place, however, in some cases, things don't progress as anticipated. Sometimes, during labour the attending physician deem it necessary to perform emergency C-section delivery due to life-threatening. Your gift of $320 will save the life of both mom and baby.
Job and Business Readiness
Most often, the women in our program do not have degrees nor skills to get employed. Mother’s Heart, through our partner organizations, provides access to vocational skills trainings, job placement opportunities, business orientation trainings and start up resources. By providing $500 you will help one woman in need become job-ready, find work, or embark on a business that will make her financially secure. Empowering women to be financially stable means they can support and promote well-being of their babies/children.
Delivery for 5 women
With little to no support from their families and partners, single pregnant women are faced with extra burden of, not only physical and mental but also financial stress that goes with being pregnant. Mother’s Heart provides every woman in our program the best medical care available. Your gift of $1250 will ensure that 5 women who are planning for a normal delivery will be attended by a qualified professional in a safe and clean environment.
Antenatal Care Package for 70 women
A healthy baby starts with a healthy mom. Mother Heart's Antenatal Care package covers all the appointments and tests needed by a pregnant woman all throughout her pregnancy, during delivery, and post birth. Give the gift of Antenatal Care and 70 women (and their babies) will be assured of a professional quality care throughout her 9-month pregnancy journey.