While I’ve only met Mama Lucy once on her first trip to the United States, she’s an inspiring woman. In her village in Tanzania she started a school with money raised from selling chickens. The school has grown and the students are among the top performing in the country. Today there’s a special project honoring moms all around the world while also helping Mama Lucy’s dream to build a home for 50 children become a reality. The project is To Mama with Love.
One of Mama Lucy’s biggest advocates is Epic Change, a non-profit that’s cutting edge in using social media to connect with people all over the world. This time is no different. For To Mama with Love people are asked to create a heartspace for a mom they’d like to honor and place it on the map as part of a collaborative art project. For each heart, a donation is made towards building the home. It’s the perfect mother’s day present to honor your mother and also help a wondeful cause at the same time.
The second shout-out goes to one mom that I owe everything to: my own mom! One of the biggest things I’m thankful for and that has shaped me the most is my mom’s continuous encouragement for me to pursue whatever it is that I want, regardless of what it is or where I want to travel. This support comes knowing that sometimes my ideas make the distant between us that much farther and they can be terrifying (there’s always a distinct tone of worry as extra security advice is shared with me before a trip). Thank you doesn’t quite seem like enough.
Of course you can find the heartspace I made her somewhere approximately over Tennessee. There’s still time to make a heartspace for a mother you want to honor too. Click here to get started.