07/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Throw A Brick At Mom This Mother's Day.

What's a more thoughtful present for Mom this Mother's Day than a brick? Not just any brick, mind you, but a daub brick.

Imagine the tears in her eyes, the quiver in her voice, as she realizes that finally after years of flowers and books and long brunches at fancy hotels, you finally got her what she really wanted. And she doesn't even have to find a place to store it.

A touch more explanation might be in order.

Down in Costa Rica, the Mastate Charitable Foundation is trying to raise a little money, in support of Mastatal - a small community in rural Costa Rica about two and a half hours from the country's capital. For a few years now, the good folks at the Mastate Charitable Foundation have been working in this town and their most recent endeavor is to build a Community Learning and Sharing Center (CLSC), which aims to serve as a social center in the town, as well as a library and meeting place. That's where you come in.

The CLSC building in Mastatal will be naturally built using local labor and resources. And 5,000 bricks. This is where you come in. Because someone had the very good idea of selling bricks for $4 each in honor of your mother on Mother's Day and if we all buy a brick or two, well, then guess what, we can together build this very important building.

These folks from the town itself can tell the story far better than I.