Why hello there!
I know what you’re thinking – it’s been a long time! A lot has been happening over the last month – I moved back to Dunedin and settled into postgraduate study – but I am beyond excited to reconnect with you all and let you in on what’s been happening in my life lately.
The big question on my mind for the last few weeks has been this: What are you doing for your mother this Mother’s Day? I know that for some people the answer to this is always simple: a nice card, a box of chocolate and maybe some flowers. But the reality is that for some mothers out there this is not going to be the case. Some families just do not have the means to celebrate their mother or show her just how much they appreciate her.
I believe that it should be the entire community’s responsibility to share the love for all the mothers on Mother’s Day. It seems that this sentiment was shared by a group of inspirational Māori students at the University of Otago who launched the student-driven volunteer project ‘Love Another Mother‘. I was fortunate enough to involved in the launching of this project, so I am even more excited to share it with you.
The ‘Love Another Mother‘ aim is simple: to raise funds for the purchase of female necessities that will be donated to the women in need around Dunedin, New Zealand. This is such an important social issue to get behind, because all women (irrespective of their socioeconomic status or situation) deserve to be pampered on Mother’s Day.
How can YOU help out? Donations, or words of love, are being accepted from all over the world via the website http://loveanothermother.com. There is also a Facebook and Instagram page, both of which are going to be regularly updated so that everyone can be kept up-to-date with how the project is going.
So this Mother’s Day I hope you will celebrate the love and appreciation you have for your Mother; however I also encourage you to remember the wonderful mother’s out there who won’t necessarily be remembered by giving generously in anyway that you can!
I’ll be sharing the love to all the wonderful mothers! I hope you will all do the same.
Until next time,