To all the moms who want to rebel against the Desperate Housewife role….
To all the moms who are tired of seeing entitlement issues arise in their kids…
To all the moms who want to do something to make a difference but feel they can’t measure up to a superwoman standard….
I had the honor of meeting Renee Quinn (Retail Property Manager, Market Mall, Calgary) just the other day about an exciting initiative she leads called, “Role Mothers” which is a program designed to encourage women just like you – busy, active moms, who wish to give back to the communities. They want to teach their children the importance of giving back.
There are moms out there who yearn for more than the next item on the busy schedule; who want so desperately to feel they have something significant to offer and want their family to experience that very same significance. They want their children to see past the consumer-mania and experience something richer.
Well mothers who echo this passion, it’s time to be a Role Mother 🙂 Role Mothers restores back to us what we are meant to be: role models; women who are beautiful and strong, leading the way for their children to become members of a community that gives, loves and shares.
On their facebook page and website, they list a variety of organizations who give family-friendly volunteering opportunities. For me, this was an answer I had been looking for. I talk to so many moms who want to do something for the community, but don’t know where to start! Well mommies, here’s your answer! And what a better way to volunteer than with your kids!
Right now if you sign up on their facebook page before March 31, you have the opportunity to win a $250 gift card for Market Mall and another $250 for the charity of your choice! (http://www.facebook.com/RoleMothers?sk=info)
I like what they write on their facebook page: “Being a Role Mother is as simple as identifying an opportunity, giving back to our community and sharing your story. Whether it’s a small gesture or a massive undertaking, your ideas may inspire other mothers to become Role Mothers.”
Too many moms live under a massive blanket of guilt (besides the normal mommy-guilt at home). Somewhere we’ve thought if we’re not saving the world, we’re not doing enough. I like what Role Mothers says about “identifying an opportunity”. That opportunity, large or small, is significant. Ditch the “superwoman theory” that’s hindering you from stepping out to do anything and engage in the simple. Role Mothers can hook you up with that opportunity.
If you’re an organization in Calgary who have family friendly opportunities, then you need to meet the Role Mothers team! They’re looking for YOU!
For those living outside the Calgary area, I hope a story like this can inspire an idea of what can be done in your community!
We all have a contribution! What’s yours?….
(Role Mothers website: http://www.RoleMothers.ca)
How can my non-profit group help promote Role Mothers?
We greatly appreciate any support you can provide for this initiative so we can grow our community! Here’s how your group or organization can get involved:
- “Like” our Role Mothers Facebook page.
- “Share” our Facebook page on your Facebook wall.
- Link to our Role Mothers page from Twitter.
- Include a story about Role Mothers in your next printed or online newsletter.
- Include a post and link for Role Mothers on your website or news feed.
- Contact us for a collateral package (11 x 17 posters and 4 x 6 postcards) to put up at your organization or distribute to your current volunteers. We are currently working on a downloadable poster version available on our Facebook page soon.
- Event participation – if your group is participating in a trade show or community event and it would be a good place for Role Mothers to generate some awareness let us know.
Who can I contact for more information or materials?
Role Mothers in an initiative empowered by Market Mall.
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