Over the last three weeks, we've been amazed by the outpouring of love and support you've shown for the For Sybrina Project. We've received hundreds of cards, letters, poems, tweets and videos from all over the world showing love to Trayvon Martin's mother for Mother's Day.
Things got even better when we partnered with the national black mother's organization, Mocha Moms, Inc. Founded 15 years ago, Mocha Moms, Inc. has over 100 chapters across the country and its platform includes strengthening marriages and families, promoting self-care, strong educational foundations and volunteerism. Mocha Moms put out the call to their chapters to have For Sybrina cardmaking parties and the response was incredible. Thanks to Mocha Moms, participants in the Annual Harlem Mother's Day Parade and the Essie Davis Memorial Annual Scholarship Fund Committee, the For Sybrina Project was able to physically mail a big care package of homemade cards and letters to Sybrina Fulton just in time for Mother's Day. We've highlighted some of the card parties and some of your submissions below.
You can see all of the submissions at the For Sybrina Project Tumblr
Previously 5/10/12: In two weeks the For Sybrina Project, our Mothers Day Campaign saluting Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mom, has touched the hearts of hundreds. From Hollywood: Mariah Carey, Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, Tasha Smith, Tichina Arnold, Anika Noni Rose, Kim Coles and Taraji P. Henson took to Twitter, to Brooklyn, where many took to glue and glitter, to celebrate the strength and dignity of Sybrina.
The Essie Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee collected Mother’s Day messages For Sybrina at The Annual Harlem Mother’s Day Parade. Yet what has been most touching is the outpouring of support in poems, pictures and letters from everyday people from all of over the country and beyond. It’s not too late for you to add your voice to this long beautiful love song. It’s inspired by Sybrina Fulton, but serves as a tribute to mother’s everywhere who have lost children. See how you can join below.
Previously: Mother's Day is a day to honor our mothers and show our love. This year, Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother, will face her first Mother's Day without her son, Trayvon.
Huffington Post BlackVoices, in partnership with Michaela Angela Davis and MAD FREE, wants to show love and support to Trayvon Martin's mother on this special day. We need your help.
Join us and be a part of the For Sybrina Project! Share your words of love, encouragement, photos, drawing, cards and letters (be creative!) and help us compile a Mother's Day gift for Sybrina Fulton that will help her know she's not alone on Mother's Day.
Here's how you can submit your Mother's Day cards and join the For Sybrina Project:
- You can submit them directly to the For Sybrina Project Tumblr
- You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can share them on Twitter with the tag #4sybrina
- You can share it on Instagram with the tag #4sybrina
Submissions will be featured on the For Sybrina Project tumblr. Select submissions will be chosen to be compiled into a photo book that will be sent directly to Sybrina Fulton in time for Mother's Day. Select submissions will also be featured on Huffington Post. Submissions are subject to our User Agreement.
Help make this Mother's Day really special for Trayvon Martin's mother and share your Mother's Day wishes today!