Charitable gifts that save lives for Mothers Day

Mother's Day card

Mother's Day card (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Mother’s Day, family and friends can delight the moms in their lives with a gift that gets to the heart of motherhood – a Rescue Gift.

Rescue Gifts like Emergency Food for Children ($68), a Community Garden ($60), and a Flock of Chickens ($30) are symbolic gifts that represent – and support – the very real work of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The IRC protects and empowers mothers and their families whose lives have been disrupted and uprooted by conflict or natural disaster around the world.

Gift-givers can choose the Rescue Gift with the most meaning for their mother – including several with a food focus – and dedicate it in her honor. We send gift recipients a beautiful personalized print or digital card to let them know how their Rescue Gift contributes to vital supplies and services for vulnerable people struggling to endure.

Plus, shoppers who spend $75 or more will receive a stylish “Rescue” T-shirt designed and donated by Threads 4 Thought, or they can opt to have it sent as a gift.

While flowers wilt and chocolates melt, “Rescue Gifts” have a lasting impact and are perfect for:

The socially conscious giver or receiver: Rescue Gifts make a real difference for people in need.

The eco conscientious giver or receiver: Rescue Gifts have a minimal carbon footprint and there’s no need to worry about wrapping paper.

The financially prudent shopper:  Rescue Gifts offer real value at every price point, from mosquito nets ($18) to Community Health Worker Training ($335).

For the last-minute shopper: E-Cards for Rescue Gifts bought on Mother’s Day can be delivered right away.

On a more local to Tucson level, if your mom believes in pet rescue, consider buying her a one of a kind coiled bracelet made with donated beads. Every month Beading Divas to the Rescue chooses a different animal charity to raise money for. For the month of May, it’s Tucson Cold Wet Noses which rescues dogs from the county “pound” often at the 11th hour. In 2011, they rehomed 366 dogs (a dog a day!).

buy bracelets for pet rescue

buy bracelets for pet rescue

Click here for where to buy the bracelets in Tucson or you can buy them online but they won’t get to your Mother by Mother’s Day. Beading Divas to the Rescue has sold around $45,000 worth of twenty dollar bracelets, one at a time.


  1. Tofail Ahamed

    Mom will be touched by your gift — because she’ll know it gives women and girls around the world the opportunities every mother wants for her child. DDF helps girls stay in school, teaches women to read, and gives women the tools to start a business and stand up for their rights.

    Take a look on

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