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Two new partnerships for Social Good

Have you ever heard that quote, “when it rains, it pours”? That is how I’m feeling these days. Overwhelmed, excited and full of hope because all the hard work has been paying off and I’m pleased to announce that I am entering into two amazing partnerships of women bloggers for social good where I can share my voice and help promote change.

The Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.

Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.

I have entered my partnership badge on my blog and if you click on it, it will bring you to my bio page on the Global Team of 200’s site.  (To read, click here). Over the next 12 months, I will be one of 200 women bloggers writing two posts a month on social good topics such as maternal health, hunger, poverty and women and girls. These posts will be here on my blog and shared throughout social media by myself and our partners. I am so thrilled to be part of this exciting group of bloggers and can hardly wait to share my work here on my blog! Stay tuned as I have a post coming soon! I will also track theses posts on a new side bar called “Global Team of 200”.

I am also extremely pleased to announce that I am partnering with ONE Moms as a Community Partner.

“ONE is is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African activists and policy makers”.

To read more about ONE, click here.

Backed by over 3 million ONE members, ONE achieves change through advocacy. ONE also utilizes the power of mom bloggers who are active in the community and using their voice to effect change through a special group called ONE Moms.

“ONE Moms is a movement of moms everywhere using their extraordinary power to spread awareness for the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease”.

Screen shot of ONE Moms Facebook page where you can follow the stories of girls and women around the world.

To follow ONE Moms on Facebook, click here.

A special group of ONE Moms partners are gearing up to head off to Ethiopia this Saturday on a mission to learn firsthand about the challenges women and girls face. This is the second trip by ONE Moms bloggers (last year a group went to Kenya) and main focus will be to visit villages, hospitals and schools to see the issues up close and personal.

ONE Mom, Boston Mama who is headed to Ethiopia this Saturday has written a fantastic post describing in detail what the objectives of the trip is and how she and other ONE Moms plan to make an impact. Her post titled ” ONE Moms: The What, Why & How” can be read here.

You can also follow along via social media at ONE.org:

(I am feeling happy too that I got my piece on “Half the Sky” published on ONE’s blog. See the link above!).

So what does this all mean? I’m going to be extremely busy from now on posting as much as I can about social good and travel. Don’t worry….for those who mainly read my blog about my travel posts, they will still be here! But I am also going to include my social good posts too. As I’ve said before, I believe travel and social good go hand and hand. You cannot simply see a place without caring and giving back!

Let the rain begin!

14 comments

    • Thanks! I feel a bit overwhelmed as I’m so insanely busy but it is all good! Next year will be a bit easier when my youngest is in all day school. We’ll see where it leads! 🙂

  1. Congratulations on all that hard work starting to pay off in great ways. Looking forward to all of the important things you’ll be featuring here!

    • Glad you enjoyed! Sometimes I worry that I am writing too much on such dark, difficult topics. But I really do believe that travel and philanthropy go hand in hand. The more I visit places, especially third world countries, the more I realize how important it is to notice what is going on and raise awareness.

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