Save $$$ and help SOLA

2014 P&G Brand SaverHelp support Special Olympics Louisiana (SOLA) with this year’s P&GbrandSAVER® and Thank you, Mom promotion! Keep an eye out for your P&GbrandSAVER® coupon books in your local newspaper on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014.

This promotion is based on coupon redemption: Special Olympics will receive 2 cents for every coupon redeemed at checkout. There is no limit to the donation from P&G, so the more coupons redeemed, the higher the gift to Special Olympics.

The coupons expire and the promotion ends June 30, 2014. To find a local newspaper carrying the P&GbrandSAVER® coupon book please click here

Dear Future Mom

We came across this video today and couldn’t wait to share with you!  An expectant mother wrote an e-mail asking what her life would be like once she had her future son, who will have Down Syndrome.  In response, the inspiring video you see below was created. We encourage you to watch the video and then share your thoughts in the comments section.

Thank you, Mom

In partnership with Special Olympics International Board Member Maria Shriver and Special Olympics, P&G has produced a short video entitled “The Gift My Mother Gave Me.” In this video, Maria recalls the most important gift her mother, Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, gave her – the gift of possibility.

In addition to being a moving tribute to her remarkable mother, Maria’s video will also help raise funds for Special Olympics. Starting May 3rd, P&G invites you to visit their Thank you, Mom Facebook page at facebook.com/thankyoumom to watch and share this short video. For every share during the month of May, P&G will donate $1 to Special Olympics, up to $50,000.

Celebrating adversity

Special Olympics Caribbean, past chairwoman and Mother, Maureen Webber, highlights her son Brian in this article about being a mother to a child with intellectual disabilities.

Maureen and Brian

“So when special occasions like Mother’s Day come around, instead of bemoaning the fact that no one is celebrating us, I celebrate us…”

“There is a world we live in, us mothers of children with disabilities. Brian – and many like him – will not get to do many of those things I mentioned above when he is 20…”

Read more of this article here.