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)

Monday, April 28, 2008

World AIDS Orphans Day May 7.

Subject: Please join us to speak up for orphans and vulnerable children!

Dear Friends:

World AIDS Orphans Day – May 7th - is a campaign to draw attention to the more than 15 million children orphaned by AIDS worldwide.

Visit the World AIDS Orphans Day website,, where you can learn more about the issue, raise awareness, lobby political leaders, plan and host events, and share stories and photos.

To mark World AIDS Orphans Day, here are a few quick and easy things you can do:

  1. Join us: Sign up online to join the campaign. You can also join us on Facebook, Myspace, and YouTube.
  2. Spread the word: Tell friends and fellow activists about the day, submit a letter to the editor to your local or campus newspaper, and email government leaders to advocate for 10% for children.
  3. Host or attend an event: Host a rally, party, or tabling event to mark World AIDS Orphans Day. Add your event to our global calendar.
  4. Share your story and put your face on the map: Take a few seconds to post a story, share news, or visit our photo map to add your voice.

Please visit today and get involved. For questions or to learn more email or call (212) 697-3566.

Help us to spread the word. Your voice is their future.