Women at OHSU Gimbie Clinic

Honoring Mothers, Helping Women

Last year sons and daughters, partners and friends joined together on Mother's day to make significant impact in improving the lives of 75 women.  This year help us reach our goal of funding 90 pelvic organ prolapse repair surgeries.  Celebrate your mother by making Mother's Day a day for ALL mothers and donate to support maternal health in her name.  A handwritten card will be delivered to your mother letting her know you support her and motherhood around the world. 

For women in the US, the process of becoming a mother is often a time of happy anticipation. 

For women in rural Ethiopia, becoming a mother means anticipating a 1 in 30 risk of dying during pregnancy, birth or within 48 hours after birth.  

Your tax deductible donation to Footsteps to Healing, an interdisciplinary collaboration of physicians, nurses, nurse-midwives and nurse anesthetists from Oregon Health and Sciences University, goes directly to the women of Gimbie, Ethiopia. Our efforts are directed toward surgical repair of pelvic floor damage and availability of and access to skilled midwives and  family planning.

We need your help

On Mother’s Day, we celebrate our own individual mothers and motherhood around the world. Show your mother how much you care about her by making a donation to support maternal health in her name:

  • $25 – Provides transportation for one woman to and from Gimbie Hospital for her surgery
  • $50 – Provides a box of suture and a surgical instrument
  • $100 – Provides a text book to a participant in the new Midwifery Program
  • $175 – Provides the entire cost of a prolapse surgery for one Ethiopian woman

A Mother's Day card of appreciation including an explanation of your gift will be mailed to the recipient at the address of your choice. Recipients of all donations over $400 will also receive flowers.

To donate

On Step 1 please click 'This gift is in honor of someone.' Enter delivery details for the person you're honoring on the second page by clicking YES next to the question 'Would you like to notify this person of your gift?'

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Donations received after 11:59 pm (PST) on 5/6/2012 may result in card being delivered after Mother’s Day.