All week long, we’ve been getting Mother’s Day gift ideas in our email box…mostly deals on cornball flower arrangements. Then we got one from Doctors Without Borders, the great international aid organization, about sending one of their e-cards for Mother’s Day, and using that $20/$50/$100 worth of short-lived-flowers money as a donation that will really DO something, in your mom’s name. We’re going with that. (It’s also another way to support Japan Earthquake relief.)

“The act of humanitarianism comes down to one thing: individual human beings reaching out to others who find themselves in the most difficult circumstances…

one bandage, one suture, one vaccination at a time.”

-Dr. James Orbinski, Former President, Doctors Without Borders International Council

Related post: alt-gift for mother’s (and other) days

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