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Action-a-Day 5/7: Service Sunday- How about giving a rescue gift for Mother's Day this year?

Want to buy mom something a bit different this year for Mother's Day? The International Rescue Committee offers rescue gifts that provide health care and opportunity to those in need.  Some of their recommended gifts for Mother's Day include a healthy pregnancy, a newborn baby kit, and a year of school. Find these and many more options on their website at  Once you purchase the gift, you have the option of IRC sending a card or e-card to the recipient on the date of your choice.  How about you include a note to tell your mom or any other amazing woman in your life why they are inspiring to you?  I bet it will be a gift they never forget. 

These gifts don't just have to be for mom, they can be purchased for Father's Day, a birthday or even for a graduation gift.  

More about the International Rescue Committee from their "At a Glance" page on their website

"The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future."

Last year, over 26 million people benefited from the International Rescue Committee and its partner programs. Here are a few highlights of just a few of the things they did last year: 

  • Helped more than 24 million people gain access to primary and reproductive health care.
  • Gave 3.8 million people access to clean drinking water or sanitation.
  • Provided schooling and educational opportunities to more than 1.5 million children; trained more than 33,000 educators and supported more than 11,000 schools.

For more information on the International Rescue Committee, visit                 For more information about rescue gifts or to purchase a rescue gift, visit

The IRC's rescue gifts are mentioned on this New York Times list of "Gifts with Meaning" written in November 2015.