The Anti-Pronography conference was organized through American Mothers Inc. (AMI) and the Burbridge Foundation to appeal to a wide variety of community groups and hosted in Manchester, NH.
Planning for the conference began more than a year ago when the private Burbridge Foundation of Oklahoma City, and AMI teamed up to sponsor training sessions for civic leaders in Manchester, NH organized by AMI National Board member, Angela Hughes
Jack Samad, executive director of National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families, said:
“Lots of teens and pre-teens like the music and fast pace of MTV programs and peers talk about these programs at school. A teen who wants peer acceptance — and what teenager doesn’t want to feel included? — will feel left out if they simply reply that their parents won’t let them watch MTV. We recommend sitting down with your teenager who is watching such a program and discussing it. Asking questions such as, “What values are being displayed by this program? What choices are these musicians making? Is it consistent with your values and the things we consider important?” Such facilitated family discussions enable teens to make good choices and have ready answers for others who may have different values.”
“In President Hinckley’s First Presidency message in the September Ensign, he urged us to get involved in our communities and address the debilitating effects of pornography,”
Families Feeding Families was a program launched by Dan McClain that we were invited to participate in.
It was the first time our family had participated in such a program and we were sold!
We McClain moved, the program folded and it was a decade later that we decided to launch our Feed New Hampshire program featuring Thanksgiving Baskets at Color My World.
“A new study is providing a glimpse into who’s going hungry in New Hampshire.
The study by Feeding America was done by surveying people who use food programs across the Granite State. It found that 1 in 9 Granite Staters don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
Food programs serve more than 100,000 people in New Hampshire. Volunteers in the state donated more than 30,000 hours last year to fight hunger, but despite their best efforts, the New Hampshire Food Bank said the need is growing.
“We particularly want to make sure that those veterans who are struggling with food insecurity or homelessness or both get our help,” Hassan said.
Keith Howard runs Liberty House, a shelter for veterans. Seven years ago, he was homeless, and he wants those who donate to know they are literally saving lives.
“Each and every one of you is responsible for getting food to food pantries in Nashua that kept me alive so I could do the job I do today,” Howard said.
Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas said he’s concerned that so many children are going hungry in New Hampshire. In some Manchester schools, more than 80 percent of students are on free or reduced lunch.
“They get that meal at lunchtime, but that may be the only hot meal they get all day long,” he said.”-WMUR
We shipped over 50 Pounds of quilts (80 Total) and hand delivered quilts in Santiago, Chile on our first international outreach at Color My World.
This was definitely one of the most rewarding experiences to date.
The quilts were made my members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Relief Society.
This project is what helped launch our foundation, all though it would be a few more years later before we became “Official”.
As the Iowa Young Mother of the Year, I decided to put together a project with Lee Frogley (deceased) for school kits to Africa. I remember specifically explaining to my children that in Africa, children have to split pencils in threes and shares. Crayons and school supplies were non-existent for many children all over the world.
I love these photos of our first beginning and looking back how far we have come at Color My World
7 months pregnant, Angela Hughes, Iowa Young Mother of the Year, spoke at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City on Strengthening Families.
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American Mothers, Inc.® is committed to valuing mothers through service and education and has been MomStrong since 1935. As the official sponsor of Mother’s Day and the Mother of the Year®, American Mothers continues the legacy of celebrating motherhood.
Honoring the mission of the organization founders Sara Delano Roosevelt, Mamie Eisenhower, JC Penney, and Norman Vincent Peale, American Mothers is dedicated to reducing rates of violence and improving the lives of mothers and families in the US and around the world.
Each year American Mothers honors motherhood by naming the National Mother of the Year® and hosting the Mom to Mom Conference. As an Non Governmental Organization (NGO) centered at the United Nations and leader of the Global Motherhood Coalition, American Mothers organizes annual panel discussions and participates in high level meetings focused on addressing global struggles for mothers and families. By bringing mothers together from across the country, American Mothers organizes maternal energy for positive change.
Many outstanding individuals throughout the US have served as officers, leaders, members, and supporters of American Mothers including Phyllis Marriott, Congresswoman Corrinne “Lindy” Boggs, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After 80 years we are still MomStrong!
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To be a nationally recognized and respected voice on issues impacting mothers.
An abiding respect for mothers and their role in society.
A desire for collaboration between mothers in service for the common good.
A heart of compassion for issues and challenges facing mothers around the globe.
An acknowledgement of diversity among mothers and their individual choices.
A recognition of the power of a mother’s inner strength.
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