Announcing the 12 Days of Change: Making a Difference, No Cash Required

It only takes ONE Mom to make a difference. Sure, it happens to be the slogan of our ONE Moms program, but it also captures the sentiment of this growing group of dedicated moms who are raising awareness of ONE and truly making a difference in their neighborhoods across the U.S. Following our trip to Kenya this past summer, our ONE Moms have been working hard to keep the momentum going here at home. And there’s no better time than the holiday season to unleash the charitable spirit – but with a characteristic ONE Twist.

We are excited to announce the 12 Days of Change: 12 ways to give back and change the world right in your own community, without writing a single check. Each day, a different ONE Mom blogger from around the country will be announcing a new, simple action you can take, which we will be highlighting via Twitter and Facebook. We encourage you to take the action, retweet to get your friends and family involved and most importantly, let us know how it went!

Our first action comes from ONE Mom, Jyl Pattee, of Mom It Forward. Jyl came on our trip to Africa this past summer and is kicking off the 12 days with this special action:

Watch the recorded stream from World AIDS Day on YouTube and tell your family at dinner what you learned.

You can check out Jyl’s coverage of our World AIDS Day event and her first action here.

For the next 12 days, we have a stellar group of bloggers lined up to participate, including:

Selfish Mom
Upper Case Woman
Her Bad Mother
The Motherhood
Love That Max
The Culture Mom
Coast to Coast Mom
From Hip to Housewife
Mom 101

A number of other bloggers will be added to the mix over the next few days, so make sure to follow our tweets and facebook updates for the latest action. We want to give a huge shout out to Amy of Selfish Mom, for helping up to coordinate!

Whether big or small – or in the form of 140 characters – there is never a shortage of ways to give back this time of year. We hope you’ll follow along over these next 12 days and continue to take simple actions that help raise awareness in your community as we inch closer to the end of the year.

Stay tuned.