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Suggested donations to UNIFEM Canada are a minimum of $25.00.



Help women around the world by buying someone special a beautiful and heartfelt card for Mother's Day on May 13, 2007.

Donate $25 or more to UNIFEM Canada and we’ll send a specially designed Mother’s Day card to your mother or a woman you love. You’ll receive a charitable receipt and the good feeling that comes from making the world a better place.

You don't need to do any work. Just give us the name, address, and your message and we'll send them a card for you. Cards have a mosaic of women on the front cover and have a special message inside. (Click on images to see the full-sized card.)

UNIFEM is the women’s fund at the United Nations that speaks out on the plight of women around the world. With your help, we provide financial and technical assistance to innovative programs that foster women’s empowerment and gender equality. Our fund helps women and girls around the world to combat poverty, HIV/AIDS, rape, violence in civil conflicts and infringement on women’s human rights.


Donations can be made:

  • Online using your computer.
  • By telephone. Between April 23th and May 10th, 2007 please call us at 1(866)840 1445 or (613-232-5751 ext 235) from 8 AM to
    8 PM (EST)
    Once we receive your pledge and your information we'll immediately send the card to your favourite designated person!

UNIFEM Canada Introduces a New Way to Show Mom You Love Her on Mother’s Day

We need your help. UNIFEM, the United Nations Development Fund for Women, has a new intitiative to raise money specifically to raise money for women in Africa and to honour Canadian mothers.

UNIFEM Canada has created a new way to greet your mother on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 13, 2007. For a recommended donation of $25, the Canadian Committee of the United Nations Women’s Fund will send a card on your behalf to your mother, with the proceeds going to aid women afflicted by HIV/AIDs in Africa.

Sue McGarvie, co-President of the Canadian Committee for UNIFEM, said the development world is finally waking up to the fact that investment in mothers pays the biggest dividends as mothers are caregivers of children and the aged in their communities. In Africa, millions of mothers, often infected themselves with HIV/AIDS, become the sole support of families ravaged by the disease. “As UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) has become identified with Halloween, UNIFEM, the United Nations Women’s Fund, will identify with Mother’s Day through an annual cross-Canada campaign,” she said.

The card reads,

“Dear Mom, You taught me right from wrong; which star to wish upon, that I can be whatever I want to be, and to care about other people – not just myself. This year instead of the gifts I usually give you on Mother’s Day I’ve made a donation in your name to the United Nations Development Fund for Women, so they can help mothers all over the world do as good a job as you did. I love you.”

The Campaign was the brainstorm of a luncheon featuring mothers, grandmothers and children, from the ages of two to 80, wanting to help the most needy mothers.

The United Nations Development Fund for Women works to strengthen women’s economic capacity, to give women a real say in governance and leadership and also promotes women’s human rights by working to eliminate all forms of violence against women. UNIFEM Canada is a registered charity with national outreach in support of UNIFEM’s work world-wide.

We are hoping that you can help us promoting this initiative by publicizing these cards. Maybe you can consider buying cards for the mothers in your life and your staff? We would really appreciate any help you can offer us in this matter and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.



THE CREDIT CARD DANGER - One of society’s biggest danger is the credit card. Over the past few years, I have seen many people who are crippled by credit card debt. Credit cards have this magical power of taking over a person’s life due to its relative ease.

I have seen many young people being crippled with the misery of debt after they get their credit cards. If you walk around any university, you find that many of them have booths where they sign up college student for credit cards. Even at a young age, they have been crippled with this ease. This ease only makes life more difficult. Having a credit card can be a convenient thing, but it comes with a price. A big, big price.
Consumer debt has been rising each year. Everyone loves the ease of credit cards because it means that they don’t have to pay for something straight away. We can wait and pay towards the ‘end of the month’. However, come end of the month, few of us actually pay the total amount which we owe.
Credit card is extremely dangerous because it can become a habit. Due to credit cards, many people find it hard to control their spending. They splurge on whatever they see and want due to this ease.
This is especially for many single fathers I know of. There are single fathers I know who are crippled with debt because of their lack of control. There are various reasons for their excessive spending, but it is normally due to a lack of discipline.

Regardless of credit, you deserve to know the best offers currently available. If you want to avail of low prices and big discounts on your car purchase, you should get financed by New Car Canada. They work with guaranteed credit approval car dealerships and can get you behind your new vehicle in just a few weeks! Act fast and apply now!

Cards may be ordered by calling (613) 232-5751 Ext. 235. On the web at www.unifem.ca
For Information:

300-309 Cooper Street
Ottawa, ON K2P OG5
Tel. (613) 232-5751 Ext. 235
Email: Unifem@unac.org

Sue McGarvie, Co-President, UNIFEM Canada (613) 355-1786 or (613) 232-5751 ext 235
Sandra I. Louis-Jeune, Planning Coordinator (613) 831-6432

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