“This feeling that there are other mothers who don’t have what they need to take care of their kids—I suddenly feel so philanthropic,” Jennifer Garner told ELLE in 2007. We feel the same.
While honoring your mother this weekend, why not honor another? That’s the message behind the Mother’s Day campaign led by Water.org, the non-profit co-founded by Matt Damon. Their site invites visitors to send their mother an e-card—and simultaneously transform the life of another mother. The $25 card donation gives one person safe water for life—a crazy small amount when you think about its impact: a child dies every 20 seconds due to a water-based illness, and women spend 200 million work hours a day collecting water for their families.
Like Garner, Jodie Foster is feeling philanthropic for Mother’s Day—watch her video for Water.org after the jump. And don’t forget to check out our slideshow of motherhood quotes from the pages of ELLE!