30Second Give-back! by Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
We had the most amazing experience recently here at 30Second Mom. After our launch last month (wow, are we already a month old? Happy Birthday, 30Second Mom!), I recognized a few contributors who had done an exemplary job of helping spread the 30Second Mom message through great content, social media sharing, etc. As my way of saying thanks, I awarded gift certificates to several of them.
And do you know what happened? The coolest thing – it turned into a give-back for a mom in need!
As it turned out, one of the women I recognized had a friend in a bad situation who really needed a hand. So she asked me to send her gift certificate directly to the friend. When another contributor heard the story, she also asked me to “pay her good fortune forward” by sending her gift certificate directly to the mom in need. I added a third gift certificate from 30Second Mom, and sent off a package with an encouraging note, letting her know there were some moms pulling for her. It’s our hope that a little gesture like that can help not only financially, but also emotionally. After all, it makes a difference to know people are sending good thoughts your way, right?
I share this with you because I would like your feedback. When I started 30Second Mom, it was to help mobile moms with information and connections, and also to include a give-back portion to our mission. I have been exploring many avenues to help, whether through organizations or partnerships. So I turn to you and ask, how can 30Second Mom best help moms in need? How would you like to see 30Second Mom making a difference in the lives of women with children? Which organizations would you like to see us partner with?
Please share your thoughts by sending in a comment below. I appreciate your time and thoughtful feedback. Can’t wait to touch even more lives in a meaningful way through 30Second Mom. Thank you for being a part of it!