Each year it becomes harder and harder to find your mom that one special gift. How do you shop for the one person who has everything? Sometimes getting gifts that last thru generations is what Mom might want this year! Lucky for you if you live in the State of Virginia like I do, you can get your mother personally honored in a way you might not have known before. It is amazing to learn that mom can give the opportunity to be honored with other famous historic women that have contributed to our great society. But like these special ladies, Mom too is just as special and deserves a chance to be featured too!
I was lucky enough to score an interview with Kathy Spangler, Executive Director of 2019 Commemoration, AMERICAN EVOLUTION™ to tell us more about, how you can get your mom or special lady in your life featured this Mother’s Day!
Q: WHAT IS AMERICAN EVOLUTION™?
A: AMERICAN EVOLUTION™, commemorates the 400th anniversary of key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence America today. Featured events, programs, and legacy projects inspire local, national and international engagement in the themes of democracy, diversity, and opportunity.
Q: What is the March to Mother’s Day campaign?
A: Starting in Women’s History Month and ending with Mother’s Day, the March of Mother’s Day campaign is inspiring current and future generations of women to emulate and surpass the achievements of the past. The campaign will also encourage individuals to recognize the women in their own lives who have influenced them in significant and lasting ways
Designed to raise awareness and support fundraising for the Virginia Women’s Monument, March to Mother’s Day will honor the full range of women’s achievements and their significant contributions in every aspect of Virginia and national history.
AMERICAN EVOLUTION™, the Virginia Capitol Foundation, and the Women’s Monument Commission are offering a once in a lifetime gift-giving opportunity through the March to Mother’s Day campaign. With a donation to the Virginia’s Women’s Monument, Voices from the Garden, you can personally honor women who have influenced your life, while also supporting a first of its kind monument.
Q: Who will be featured in the new women’s monument?
A: Voices from the Garden, which will be located in Richmond’s Capitol Square, will memorialize 12 incredible women for their achievements and contributions to Virginia and national history. It’s the first monument recognizing women’s powerful and enduring achievements that strengthened and advanced 400 years of America’s evolution. To learn more about the featured women in the monument you can visit:
Q: Tell me about the cards you can purchase through the March to Mother’s Day campaign.
A: For each card you purchase, the Virginia Capitol Foundation will hand write a personal message and mail a beautiful card to the women you choose to celebrate. Certificate purchases will include a printable electronic certificate(s), delivered to you via email, featuring the name of each woman you are honoring.
The following gift levels are available:
• $250 – Three mailed fold over cards honoring three women & their names on the virtual wall
• $100 – Mailed fold over card honoring one woman & their name on the virtual wall
• $50 – Three certificates to honor three women
• $20 – Certificate to honor one woman
Q: Where can I find the link to the donation page?
A: Please visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-first-women-s-monument-history-women#/ to donate to the March to Mother’s Day Campaign.