Made by Momma

we serve these populations

  • children-and-youth
  • developmental-disabilities
  • homelessness
  • immigrant-newcomers
  • indigenous-communities
  • LGBTQ2S
  • women

we need help with:

  • cancer-care
  • domestic-violence
  • food-security
  • mental-health
  • physical-health

Requesting $115000

charity

Description of Need

We have remained open & operating and continue to help families in crisis.

* Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for our services has increased substantially.

* We no longer have access to Food Link (through the Calgary Food Bank) to supply our kitchen with much-needed fresh & non-perishable food.

* Our corporate Group Cook events have been cancelled.

* Unfortunately, we have had our two largest fundraisers cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our Casino was cancelled among many other events; student projects, trade shows and fundraisers. As an organization that relies on our own fundraising efforts for all operational costs, this is truly devastating.

*Greatest Needs:
– Financial Donations
– In-kind donations of Baby Formula
– In-kind donations of Hygiene Products
– Grocery Gift Cards
– Gas Gift Cards
– Non-Perishable Food Items
 

Our Story – Why We Exist

Made by Momma is a grassroots non-profit organization and registered Canadian charity located in Calgary. We help families facing situations of adversity and crisis by providing healthy homemade meals, wholesome baked goods, baby essentials, children’s items, supportive in-home visitors and other services to allow mothers the time they need to rest, recover and focus on their families and their health.
 

Our Impact – What We Do

Made by Momma is able to provide the assistance and support needed to maintain a family’s physical and emotional health during difficult life situations. The families we assist have one thing in common; they are dealing with challenges and facing times of adversity. Some are dealing with illness, some are grieving the loss of a child or spouse, some struggle with post-partum depression, some are struggling to adjust to the demands of newborn twins or triplets, and some have lost their means of income. Whatever the reason, these families need to gather their strength to overcome the hurdles they face, and when faced with a crisis, families often do not have the means to plan and prepare healthy meals.  Made by Momma believes wholesome nutrition is vital, especially during life’s more challenging phases.

Since losing my husband, a month after giving birth to our youngest daughter, I’ve been faced with a very difficult road. We built our life on what I thought was a solid foundation, only to have that foundation crack and crumble. Raising three young girls alone, as a new widow has been very difficult – emotionally, physically and financially.  THANK YOU for your thoughtfulness, your generosity and support during this difficult time – Thank you for going above and beyond, truly. It means so much to me. I am so grateful and this will always be appreciated, more than words could ever express. Everyone at Made by Momma your work does not go unnoticed. Dedicating long hard hours to support and provide for us women daily is outstanding. You are some pretty amazing people. You really do deserve so much credit and love. Without all of you, this program wouldn’t exist. Women, like me, would not get the support we need. So thank you to everyone there. One day, I  hope, I will be able to pay it forward, just like you have done for us. Thank you.” ~ Made by Momma Client
 

Our Programs – How We Do It

Helping mothers and young children in times of crisis or adversity is what Made by Momma is all about. Being a mother to infants and young children can be stressful and exhausting. Add post-partum depression, physical illness, multiple births, or a family tragedy into the equation and the result can be devastating. Our clients tell us the wholesome meals, kind words and helping hands our volunteers provide make a huge difference in their lives.

Made by Momma began as a small group of women with big ideas to help make the lives of struggling moms in our community a little bit easier with some practical peer-to-peer support. Those big ideas have now grown into a large network of 1000+ volunteers. Our services are geared towards families with young children affected by short-term or life-changing illness or injury by providing healthy meals, wholesome baked goods, baby essentials, supportive in-home visitors and other services to allow mothers the time they need to rest, recover and focus on their families and their health. Our volunteer network of caring, compassionate supporters work together to provide practical peer-to-peer support with the following programs and services:

* Prepared Meals Support / Food Bank Services (prepared meals/baking, food hampers)
* NICU Family Meals Program (plus Pediatric Unit)
* Baby & Family Essentials Program
* In-home Family Support
* Phone Support
* The Happy Birthday Project
* Children / Maternity Clothing Bank
* Children’s Book & Toy Bank
* Adopt-a-Momma for Christmas Program
* Santa’s Workshop
 

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Contact Info

Joanna Low

587.890.3869

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More Info

Charity Number: #827110008 RR0001

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