Mother's Day is a chance to celebrate, pamper and shower moms with love. But for many moms around the world, this Mother's Day will still see them struggling to make ends meet. If your mom is one of those who "doesn't need a gift" (just her baby), here are a few ways to warm her heart with more than a hug.
The war in Ukraine has displaced millions of women and children. Organizations from around the world have gathered at Ukraine's borders to help those forced to flee. Many groups are providing chances to help not just these women but women everywhere who are in need. Save the Children and World Vision are two organizations featuring gift and donation guides. Their catalogs list wide varieties of donation options including $45 for supplies helping at-risk newborns, $50 toward hunger funds and $75 to help girls with education and health care.
Women For Women International's main focus is women who survived or fled wars and conflicts. Their programs teach "social and economic skills" to help women better their lives. They are currently working in Poland to help refugee women and children from Ukraine.
"We are working to support mothers and their children who have fled from Mariupol to Poland. After weeks spent in shelters -- often subjected to sexual violence and without access to water, heating or food -- these survivors are severely traumatized by their experience," wrote Laurie Adams, CEO of Women for Women International in an email to CNN.
"An emergency donation to our Conflict Response Fund, in honor of Mother's Day, will help women affected by the war in Ukraine and at-risk women in active crisis zones like Afghanistan, Myanmar, Syria and Ethiopia," she added.