This Mother's Day, dedicate a UNICEF Inspired Gift to moms in your life who'd like nothing better than knowing they could help another mother who is struggling to protect her children from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
UNICEF Inspired Gifts are vital supplies. Things like school supplies for children in refugee camps struggling to learn, clothes and blankets for infants, lifesaving therapeutic food for severely malnourished kids — and vaccines that guard against deadly but preventable diseases.
There is an Inspired Gift for every child — and every type of mom. Below are some suggestions to help you make the perfect match. Then we'll take it from there: sending supplies to the kids who need them most and Mom your personalized e-card to let her know how much good you are doing together.
For the sporty mom
Soccer balls, basketballs and jump ropes to give kids the gift of play
Whether you are looking to honor the mother of an athlete or an athlete herself, you are sure to score with the UNICEF Inspired Gift Sports Collection. Choose between soccer balls, basketballs and jump ropes and give vulnerable kids the chance to do what every child should: play.
For the new mom
A gift basket of essential supplies moms need to give their babies the very best start
This Mother’s Day, celebrate a mom for bringing a little one into the world! As she adjusts to the joys and challenges of her new role, show your support by dedicating a UNICEF Inspired Gift to her that will help other moms give their little ones the best start too! The Newborn Kit, which includes blankets, diapers, baby clothes, vaccines and vitamins; warm blankets; and the Bundle of Joy gift basket of therapeutic food and blankets all ensure mothers in some of the world’s toughest places have what they need to keep their newborns healthy and happy.
What better way to honor grandma than giving a child a healthy start in life?
Grandmoms know what kids need and love to make sure they get it! The UNICEF Healthy Start Kit helps parents keep their child healthy and nourished. Blankets, first aid kits, hygiene supplies, vaccines and more will support vulnerable children in those critical first few years of life.
For the outdoorsy mom
Emergency supplies to help families who have no choice but to brave the elements
Moms who love the great outdoors know the importance of spending time in nature — and having all the gear to do it safely. When natural disasters strike, many families are forced to brave the elements without any of the equipment they need to weather the storm. The UNICEF Inspired Gift Collection's Emergency Family Water and Hygiene Kits help them protect and provide for their children.
For the educator mom
School supplies and everything else a child needs to learn
A UNICEF Inspired Education Gift is a great way to honor all moms who love learning just as much as they love sharing their knowledge with others. From pencils to kits containing all the supplies kids need to keep learning and stay healthy during emergencies, UNICEF Inspired Education Gifts are tools that help set children up for success both in and outside the classroom.
For the surrogate mom
Therapeutic food, milk and cookies that are packed with nutrition — and tasty, too
These gifts are perfect for the aunt who helps with school pick-ups, the family friend who volunteers for Saturday night babysitting and the older cousin who makes math homework fun. UNICEF’s go-to treatments for malnutrition, Ready to Use Therapeutic Food and Milk and Cookies, are chock full of vitamins and protein. Just what malnourished kids need to recover their appetites so they can start feeling healthy and strong.
For the caregiver mom
Gifts that take care of the caretakers
Moms are caretakers. And those who are health workers, too, have gone way above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Mother's Day, honor those moms who always put others first by sending an Inspired Gift that helps health workers do their jobs while staying safe. A Large First Aid Kit contains everything a doctor or nurse needs to treat the sick or injured, while the Protect a Health Worker Kit's gloves, coveralls, masks and other supplies keeps them safe while they help others.
For the health-conscious mom
Honor her commitment to good health with a gift that helps kids survive and thrive
These gifts are great for the mom who is on top of her health and fitness — and her family’s. She doesn’t miss a day of exercising, eating plenty of fruits and veggies and taking vitamins. She also knows how important these things are for children who live in parts of the world where these essentials are scarce. Honor Mom’s commitment to good health by dedicating a UNICEF Inspired Gift of vaccines, vitamins and other supplies to help give every child the best start in life.
For the artsy mom
Art-in-a-Box: the perfect way to honor creative moms
Moms who are into DIY and doing art projects with their kids will love UNICEF Inspired Gifts' Art-in-a-Box Kit. It comes with everything children and teens need for creative expression — colored pencils, markers, paper, scissors and more. But that’s not all. This meaningful gift also includes guided activities designed to bolster the resilience of children traumatized by war or other emergencies.
For the mom who’s always prepared
Dedicate a gift of emergency supplies to the mom who’s ready for anything
Being a mom means being ready for anything, from bandaging small cuts and bruises to having flashlights, batteries and canned food on hand just in case the power goes out. Our Essential Emergency Supplies and Baby Resuscitation and First Aid Kits are a great way to honor the mom in your life who always thinks ahead and shows up for others when the going gets tough. In an emergency, each of these UNICEF Inspired Gifts provides essential supplies to help families and children in crisis.
Top photo: Fatoumata Soureya and her 3-month-old baby, Maïramou, live in the eastern Cameroon community of Bertoua, where UNICEF helps teach mothers how to prepare nutritious meals using locally produced food. “I’m still breastfeeding my baby,” says Soureya, “but I came to learn how to prepare a nutritious meal. It can help me later.” © UNICEF/UN0422233/Dejongh