As you babes know, we like to shine….and shine a light on some of our most favorite charitable causes. This Mother’s Day, we’re honoring motherhood in all its shapes and forms in celebration of our partnership with the Miracle Foundation – and you can, too. Some of the greatest gifts we can ever receive are the gifts of family, and that’s why the amazing team at the Miracle Foundation ensures that the orphans they support grow up with a loving, nurturing (house)mother – in a family that eats together, studies together, and plays together. There are a few ways to help the Miracle Foundation give the love and care of a housemother to orphans who don’t have one, and join them in their mission to ensure stable, happy childhoods for motherless children.
Right about now, you might be wondering…what is a housemother, anyways? A Miracle Foundation housemother acts as mom to the 20 orphaned children in her care, creating an environment in which they can truly thrive! These incredible women raise the Miracle boys & girls they support into smart, strong, compassionate, independent men & women. When our Flash founder traveled to India and met a few of the housemothers, she was blown away by the attention and love these women provided for their family units. You can watch her Indian adventure to Anbarasi with the Miracle Foundation here….and you just might start to feel all the feels. You’ve been warned.
After all that info and little video, we imagine you want to help support this amazing cause…because how could you not unless you are an unfeeling cyborg? Here’s how you can get the perfect Mother’s Day gift for mom:
1) You can honor your mom with a Mother’s Day donation in her name to fund housemothers for orphaned children! Did you know that $25 feeds a housemother for one month? That a $60 donation funds a housemother for one month, including food, salary, and room & board? That if you gave $180, you could fund a housemother for three months? Or best yet, that a $720 donation funds a housemother for an entire year!?
After making your donation, you’ll receive an email with a Mother’s Day certificate you can share with your honoree, along with a profile of one of the amazing, selfless housemothers you are helping fund.
2) You can also gift mom with a pack of Sheebani Flash Tattoos, in which 5% of proceeds from each Sheebani collection sold are donated back to the Miracle Foundation. Think of it as a little cherry on top to make your dear mama shine bright (while doing some good) on Mother’s Day!
Now, go give your mama an extra special hug…or call her to tell her you love her. Because moms are the best, aren’t they?
Photos by Lynne Dobson