Thursday, May 01, 2008

Northern Michigan MAUs to reclaim Mother's Day at Annual Tea.

Making A Difference: Mother's Day Tea will raise money for international water group

By Kate Bassett - Harbor Light Newspaper

Clean water. Those two words flow so easily off our tongues in northern Michigan. From the beautiful vistas of the bays and Great Lakes to the ever-flowing artesian wells found in downtown Harbor Springs, fresh, clean water is, simply put, a given in this area. Local resident Copland Rudolph knows that while she only has to turn on her tap to provide that life essential to her children, other mothers across the globe lack that luxury.

Rudolph, co-chair of the non-profit group, Northern-Michigan Mothers Acting Up, said this issue— the severe lack of clean water for much of the world’s women and children— is the central theme of this year’s Mothers’ Day Tea and Bazaar, being held on Saturday, May 3 at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs.

“Our goal is to publicly and passionately advocate for the world’s women and children, and one of the ways we do that is by focusing on the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (set to cut extreme poverty and hunger in half by the year 2015). Clean water is fundamental to five out of eight of the Millennium Development Goals, crucial to everything from fighting HIV/AIDS to providing primary educations to girls.”

As Mothers Acting Up’s goal is to give people an opportunity to come together and make a difference(...more here)

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