Solar Ovens for Mother’s Day

by | May 7, 2024 | What's New

Flowers are lovely, and dinner out is nice but a Mother’s Day gift to Solar Oven Partners (SOP) in honor of your mother might be the best gift ever.

Your mom’s gift could help put a solar oven package into the hands of a mother who struggles to feed, clothe and educate her children. That oven could end up with a family in the Dominican Republic, Sierra Leone, or on the Navajo Nation. Her gift of cooking with the sun would save a family the cost of cooking fuel, provide a safer and smokeless way to cook, and reduce deforestation by using the sun to cook instead of using wood or charcoal fires. That oven could pasteurize water, reducing illness—especially in her children.

Consider donating to SOP in honor—or in memory—of your mom. Send a check with an amount of your choice to Solar Oven Partners, PO Box 460, Mitchell, SD 57301-0460. Memo checks as Dakotas Advance #637 or Solar Oven Partners. Or donate online at and click “Donate” in the upper righthand corner.

Then, pick out a nice card, include the message that your gift to her is helping make life better for someone else’s mother, and send it or give it to her in person on May 12. Chances are, that gift would make your mom very happy!