Mothers Helping Mothers

by Shannon Christensen, Executive Director at Mamas for Mamas

Mamas for Mamas is an award winning charitable organization in Kelowna that supports mothers in crisis and provides ongoing support to low income mamas and their kids. Our mission is to change the landscape of poverty through innovative approaches to financial barriers faced by struggling families; we envision a future where no mama or child is left behind.

The most recent figures from Statistics Canada (2014) paint a stark picture: One in five BC children are poor. Fifty percent of BC children being raised by single parents are poor and single mothers are going hungry to feed their children (2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card). We can change these disheartening statistics and change the landscape of poverty in our home communities when we come together.

We are growing quickly as an organization in order to keep up with the demand and have just moved into our new forever home where we can provide ongoing support to these mamas and their children through our various programs including: our donation and comprehensive donation programs, our sustainable nourishment program-filling the gaps in farm to table nutrition, our teen mama support program and our high in demand parenting and mental wellness programs.

We are so excited to announce the opening of our Mamas Karma Market, where everything is free and kindness is the only currency you need. Find our store in our new space at 120-1735 Dolphin Avenue.

Our goal is to create a space where our mamas feel safe and comfortable when they come in for poverty relief support. We are dedicated to creating a community where no child goes to bed hungry, where no kids in our community walk to school without winter coats or with holes in their boots. We envision a community where hope prevails.

If you would like to help contribute to a safe and comfortable space for our Mamas to reach out for the help they desperately need, please drop off items to our store or email Shannon@mamasformamas.ca to make a financial donation.


Mamas for Mamas. Donate. Share. Support. Connect. We offer a community without barriers to raising healthy, happy children. For more information call 236-420-0075, email us at info@mamasformamas.ca, come by for a visit at 120-1735 Dolphin Avenue in Kelowna or visit our website at www.mamasformamas.ca.


 

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