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For $25, Thirst Project will make sure someone has clean water for the rest of their life. Got a couple siblings? Chip in with them and adopt a family – just $100 gets then access to safe, clean drinking water for life. (Courtesy of Thirst Project)

Does your Mom already have everything? Try donating

Your mom’s got everything. (I mean, come on. She’s got you. What else could she need?) If your mom, like some of ours, simply couldn’t handle another inoffensive bracelet or boring brunch out for Mother’s Day, up the ante a little and get her something that does a little good in the world. We’ve hand-picked four cool Mother’s Day gifts that pay it forward, and they’re tailor-made for every kind of mom.

If Mom's a health nut...

...help her share the wealth. Mom’s always begging you to drink more water, so make sure someone else gets the same opportunity. For $25, Thirst Project will make sure someone has clean water for the rest of their life. Got a couple siblings? Chip in with them and adopt a family – just $100 gets then access to safe, clean drinking water for life.

If Mom’s outdoorsy...

...help her protect some animals. The Wildlife Conservation Society funds scientists who are working to figure out what species need to survive and flourish around the world. They're prioritizing 15 regions, which host 50% of the world's biodiversity, so she'll have her pick when it comes to where in the world she wants to focus her efforts.

If Mom’s a vet...

...help out the troops. Support Our Troops ships care packages to deployed troops around the world. Donating helps them pay for shipping costs, container rentals, and other expenses to get the care packages in the right hands safely. (Is mom a dog person too? K-9 units need help as well, and you can put together a special care package just for the doggy troops who keep us safe. Support Our Troops has all the details.)

If Mom’s a gardener...

...help her keep the flowers pollinated. Your mom’s just really worried about bees and what they mean to the environment (hi Mom), so help her fund a group that’s working to address the decline of bee populations. The Honeybee Conservancy will gladly take your money so it can fund its efforts, but it also lets you sponsor a hive – if Mom’s interested in starting a hive of her own, point her toward their website.

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