Show your appreciation for the working mothers in your life on Working Mothers Day, Friday, May 10th!
70% of women with children under 18 years of age participate in today’s labor force. Women make substantial contributions both to the Nation’s economic growth and to the increasing strength of the American family, often at great personal sacrifice. They deserve our recognition and gratitude! According to a recent study, by Welch’s, of 2,000 American mothers with kids between 5 and 12-years-old, a mother starts her day, on average, at 6:23 a.m. and doesn’t conclude duties until 8:31 p.m. working a 14-hour day, seven days a week. The study revealed that a working mom clocks in 98 hours, making it equivalent to working 2.5 full-time jobs.
Working mothers are the glue that holds so many of our families together!
We owe them a world of gratitude and you can make that happen!
Troop leaders - get your girls together and give them the opportunity to do something special for their working moms! Here are some ideas:
- Film them making a short video telling their favorite hard-working moms just how much you appreciate them. Then post them on Social Media and tag those moms so everyone will know how just how great they are! Share it with us using hashtag #workingmothersday2019
- Encourage them to write a letter to their favorite working mom thanking her for everything she does or have them write a poem about all the different “jobs” their favorite working mom has.
- Younger girls could draw a picture for their mom that shows how much they appreciate her hard work.
- Create your own idea!
GSHS is encouraging girls, women, businesses...everyone EVERYWHERE to wear GREEN on May 10 in support of working moms everywhere!
This year, Girl Scouts across the country are being joined by FedEx, AutoZone, Starbucks, NAWBO (the National Association of Women Business Owners) and members of congress including Rep. Steve Cohen (TN), Rep. David Kustoff (TN), Rep. Trent Kelly (MS) and US Senators Lamar Alexander (TN), Marsha Blackburn (TN), Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS), and Roger Wicker (MS) in showing their appreciation for today’s working mothers. We hope you will join us!
Post pictures of you and your friends wearing green for working moms using the hashtag #workingmothersday2019
Whatever you decide to do for the working mother in your life, be sure to say “Thank you.” It’s the best gift of all!