Breakfasts in bed, cards, flowers, and phone calls — these are the small tokens of appreciation that are usually associated with the celebration of the big job of being a mom. Though part of the reasons we love moms is that they are big promoters of “It’s the Thought that Counts,” we are still focused on finding that right gift for our moms, grandmothers, or the mothers of our children.
Some of us at Indiegogo are still trying to explain the concept of “crowdfunding” to our moms, but we think that, this year, supporting a crowdfunding campaign in honor of mom might be a great gift idea. “Hey Mom, you helped support someone’s dream.” Plus, she’ll get an awesome perk!
Below are some campaigns that we think that moms might like. Have more ideas? Share them in the comments!
Kinsa Smart Thermometer
Come cold season, this smartphone-connecting thermometer will be a powerful new tool in the belt of any Supermom.
Mothers Day Orphans Over Orchids
In honor of Mother’s Day, The Miracle Foundation — a nonprofit organization — is raising $100,000 for an orphanage in India. Their efforts to help the lives of 100 children is nearing $80,000, but time is running out!
The Food Network is great, but entertainment comes before education. The Culination app combines the visual experience of TV with the practicality of a cookbook to help anyone become a top chef.
G3Box: Ship a Maternity Clinic to Kenya
The G3 team is tackling the issue of poor maternal health in Kenya by creating hygienic clinics inside shipping containers — and they are raising funds to ship their first unit to Africa. Check out their special Mother’s Day perk!
Knix Wear: It’s time your underwear did more
After an eye-opening conversation with her mom (a physician), Joanna Griffiths began developing the idea behind Knix — underwear that actually addresses women’s needs.
The Seal: A Wearable Swim Monitoring and Drowning Detection System
Both a fun and dangerous place, a swimming pool can be a mom’s best friend and worst enemy. The Seal was designed to allow parents and lifeguards to monitor the behavior of kids when they’re in the water and alert them at the first signs of trouble.
Equals in Print
Miya Hirabayashi and Elisabeth Thurston Fraser started the Equals Project as an online platform to publish work by up-and-coming, women essayists and photographers. Now, they want to make the leap to print and are using crowdfunding as their launchpad.
Berkeley Law alumnus Tia Katrina Taruc Canlas founded the Alipato Project to provide nonprofit legal counsel to female victims of domestic abuse who want to pursue legal action against their batterers. You can help be an “alipato” — a spark that spreads the fire — by supporting her inspiring campaign.
If you ran a campaign for your mom, what would it be about? Tell us in the comments and start here!