Made by Momma was honoured and ecstatic to be among the top 3 charities chosen by the CREB Charitable Foundation to receive an Investing in Hope grant. It was an extremely tough competition this year with an extensive application and vetting process. Made by Momma was among major inspiration and really felt like “the new kid on the block” making the top 3 with established charities Inn From the Cold and Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta. What a feat for us at only 7 years old!! We came in third and were awarded a grant of $75,000!!! This money goes directly to supporting our clients to help with food security and baby essentials.
2016 was another incredibly busy year for our Made by Momma team! We experienced growth in many ways. We helped over 300 more families in 2016 than the previous year, our NICU Family Meals program has become fully integrated into the PLC and SHC hospital’s Neonatal and Intensive Care Units and The Happy Birthday Project hit the ground running, providing over 1000 birthday party packages to kids who would otherwise go without a celebration. We also had plenty of opportunities for community engagement and sharing our message.
We are so grateful to have been nominated, and SO excited to be in the final 3 for the 2017 #CREB #InvestingInHope campaign. This is an amazing opportunity to win much needed funding for our volunteer-run charity from the CREB Charitable Foundation!
The Made by Momma Neighbour Day Block Party took place on Saturday, June 18th 2016 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at our resource centre in West Hillhurst.
While we didn’t have a grown up team of runners this year, we had these little guys run the kids 1km fun run! Boy did they have fun!
In addition to the strong effort the little runners put forth, Made by Momma volunteers got up bright and early to man the water stations and help hydrate the long distance runners – and was it ever a bright day with the sun shining and a cool breeze blowing!
As you know, Made by Momma supports families in Calgary and surrounding communities when they are experiencing times of adversity or crisis. But sometimes we extend our reach a little further if we can.
On June 20, 2015, Calgary’s popular neighbourhood, Inglewood, was filled with exotic smells and visual delights as people wandered 9th Avenue. The 13th annual Gallery Calorie hosted by the Artemis Foundation provided individuals with the opportunity to tour galleries, shops and restaurants, sample delicious food and view local creative artwork – all in the name of supporting a local charity.
2014 was another successful year for Made by Momma. The year was filled with amazing opportunities, community involvement and meaningful partnerships. We also had an increase in client referrals and requests for our services within the community.
Made by Momma is currently qualified for the CST Inspired Minds Learning Project and we have the opportunity to win a part of the $250,000 prize pool for our idea. How can YOU help us win? Simple! By voting every day for our project idea during the voting round.
Join the Made by Momma Team for the 51st Annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon & Charity Challenge and ALL funds raised go directly towards supporting mothers and young children facing situations of adversity. (Mothers with cancer or other life changing illnesses/diseases, families leaving abuse, mothers suffering with PPD, mothers grieving the death of a spouse/child and more…)help us raise awareness and funds for our charity! Some of us will be running, some will be walking and some of our kids will even be racing…and TOGETHER we can help support Made by Momma!