Our AMAZON.ca Wish List

Our AMAZON.ca Wish List

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Back by popular demand – we offer you the ability to shop for our most needed items through our AMAZON.ca Wish List, and get your donations directly shipped to our Resource Centre!

AMAZON.ca Wish-List

We also have an AMAZON.ca Wish-List for The Happy Birthday Project! Check it out!

Made by Momma wants your refundable bottles!

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Looking for new ways to support our charity? Do you have bottles piling up? We’ve partnered with SkipTheDepot Fundraising and made is SO easy! You won’t even have to leave the house!
1. Download the app
2. Book a pickup
3. Place your bags outside
4. Donate your bottle returns refund directly to Made by Momma. ♥
EASY!
https://app.skipthedepot.com/madebymomma

Your donated bottle refund helps pay for our essential basic needs programs for vulnerable families!

#YYCGivesBack #MadeByMomma #CalgaryCharity

Shop Online & Support Calgary Families

i Apr 30th No Comments by

Did you know that with just a few clicks, you can shop for our most needed items through these online Wish Lists, and get your donations directly shipped to us?

We have many ways you can shop online and support the families we are helping!

INDIGO WISH LIST

AMAZON.ca WISH LIST – Kids Summer Fun Drive

AMAZON.ca WISH LIST – Mother’s Day Gifts

AMAZON.ca WISH LIST – Kids Snacks Drive

AMAZON.ca WISH LIST – Baby Hygiene Drive

AMAZON.ca WISH LIST – Baby & Family Essentials

AMAZON.ca WISH LIST – Holiday Food Hamper Items

AMAZON.ca WISH LIST – The Happy Birthday Project

FundScrip Gift Card Fundraising Program

Please include a gift receipt so we know who sent the gifts!

Have questions about donating? Just send us an email!

Support families in need by collecting and donating items from our Wish Lists!

♥ April: MOTHER’S DAY Donation Drive

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Every mother deserves to be celebrated on Mother’s Day!
Help us make a difference this Mother’s day by donating new items for our special momma gift bags! Your generous donations will be given to single moms facing hardship and those staying in shelters.

SUGGESTED DONATIONS:
* Inspirational Books * Journals
* Self-care Items * Nice Pens
* Scarves * Adult Coloring Books
* Cute Socks * Coloured Pencils Crayons
* Bath Items * Bookmarks
* Packs of Tea * Treats
* Gift Cards – coffee, books, lunch, drug store, etc.

* New, unwrapped, non-denominational items only

Not able to shop/drop-off in person? Shop from our AMAZON WISH LIST HERE and ship right to us!

DROP OFF LOCATION:
Made by Momma Resource Centre
66 21 Street NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4T9

DEADLINE:
Ideally, we would like all donations by the 3rd Saturday in April to allow our volunteers time to create the gift bags for each momma!

Thank you for helping us pamper some deserving mommas! ♥

♥ March: SNACKS for KIDS Drive

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MARCH DONATION DRIVE!

Did you know that in 2020, more than 1 in 5 Calgarians admitted they were struggling to easily buy food and groceries for themselves and their families? And the number of families who live with food insecurity on a regular basis continues to rise from 17% in 2017. Further, 43% of individuals who access Food Banks in Alberta are children.

Could you imagine having to choose between paying rent and feeding your children? How often do your children cry “I’m hungry” during a given day? Imagine if they truly were hungry, and you had no food for them, or that you had to limit them to basic small meals each day?

Made by Momma helps parents feed their children. We are a Food Bank with a heart and 100% of the Families that Made by Momma serves have young children. Volunteers prepare and freeze wholesome meals to fill families’ freezers. We also distribute food hampers filled with necessary non-perishable goods. This month, in honour of National Nutrition Month (dieticians.ca) we are collecting SNACKS FOR KIDS!

When you’re out and about doing your groceries or errands, we invite you to add a couple of extra snacks to your cart to share with families who may not have enough. Non-perishable snacks, suitable for school lunches, and preferably individually packaged are top of our needs list. You can help! Together, we can make a difference.

Please check our website for open hours which may vary slightly each week. madebymomma.org/drop-off-locations

Scroll down until you see “Open Hours” written in red. Drop off your donation to our Resource Centre, and include your original sales receipt if you would like to receive a charitable tax receipt for your purchase for 2021.

We like to make it as easy as we can for you to support local families who need a little help to feed their children. You can also order children’s snacks through our AMAZON WISH LIST, for delivery direct to Made by Momma! www.tinyurl.com/mbmsnacks

Please note: Items on our Amazon Wish List are bulk options, with comparable pricing to other retailers. We prefer to make the most of Amazon deliveries (minimizing packaging and deliveries) by ensuring we aren’t receiving one or two small items per package. You are also invited to order a variety of smaller snack packs that could ship together.

Thank you for your support!

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♥ February: BABY HYGIENE DRIVE

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There is nothing sweeter than the smell of a freshly bathed baby. Don’t you wish you could bottle that delicious scent?

February is the Month of LOVE, and Made by Momma is celebrating Baby LOVE!

We know you love babies as much as we do, and so what better time to host a Baby Hygiene Drive to support families with infants and toddlers who may be struggling to provide their basic needs?

Show your LOVE for BABIES, and that Fresh Baby Smell, by collecting and donating all things BABY CLEAN! Our baby care cupboards are always bare, and it’s time to stock them up! Think about everything you might use at Baby Bath time, or when caring for a baby’s skin and other hygiene needs. Add some products to your shopping list, place an order from our dedicated Baby Hygiene Drive Amazon Wish List https://tinyurl.com/MBMBabyHygiene or even cash in your PC Optimum points and help our families care for their babies in Calgary’s cold, dry winter!

When you’re ready to drop off your items to Made by Momma Resource Centre, please check our hours as they may vary slightly based on volunteer availability.https://madebymomma.org/drop-off-locations/.

Baby Items Needed:
BATH AND BODY ITEMS • BABY & TODDLER SHAMPOO • BUBBLE BATH • BABY BODY WASH • BABY LOTION • EXCEMA CARE • DIAPER CREAM • BABY POWDER

**Please note all hygiene, bath and body care items must be new and unopened.

♥ January: Feminine Hygiene Drive

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Help us help underprivileged mothers and girls in need of a basic necessity: menstrual hygiene products.

For the month of January, we will be collecting all types of feminine hygiene products for the mothers we serve. It’s a fact that period poverty is a real thing. It’s a thing – right here in our city.
Lacking the funds to buy needed menstrual hygiene products is a challenge for many of the families we help. Can you imagine having to resort to using just toilet paper to manage your flow? How would that affect your ability to attend work or go to school?

GET INVOLVED:
♥ Purchase and donate menstrual health products – drop your donation off at the Made by Momma Resource Centre
♥ Host your own donation drive to collect tampons and pads on our behalf
♥ Make a financial donation allowing us to purchase the products we need the most – any donation amount is appreciated!

For the cost of a bottle of wine or a few fancy coffees, your donation could provide one low-income mother with the essential menstrual supplies they need to manage their period for a month.

PS: We accept feminine hygiene product donations all year long, not just during the month of January!

Merry Christmas Calgary

i Dec 25th No Comments by

THANK YOU Calgary! Once again you’ve helped us make Christmas happen for so many struggling Calgary families! We had a record number of families referred to us, and you helped us make sure they all received a bit of Christmas Magic! 

Thank you to all of our amazing donors and supporters who adopted families through our Adopt-a-Momma program, those that hosted donation drives, those that collected non-perishables for our 12 CANs till Christmas food drive, those that built holiday food hampers, and those that shopped for Santa’s Workshop wishes this year! Every donation mattered and we truly appreciate them all!

An extra-special thank you goes out to the building owner and management of our temporary “Santa’s Workshop” location – what we have come to affectionately call our “Momma Shala”. Without this space, we would not have been able to run our 2020 Christmas programs safely or effectively.

And while we certainly can’t do any of this without donations, we also owe a gigantic and heartfelt thank you to our amazing volunteers who worked tirelessly – even on Christmas Eve – to make sure every family in need was supported.

For the past 11 Christmases, we have been running our Adopt-a-Momma for Christmas and Santa’s Workshop programs. This year, on top of our regular support, we had an additional 136 families referred to Made by Momma for our 2020 Christmas Programs – and with your support, we were able to help 482 people! (173 Adults & 309 Kids) From all of us at Made by Momma, THANK YOU to every sponsor and donor who made it possible to help them have a happier holiday. We are so grateful knowing that every child we helped woke up on Christmas morning with gifts under the tree to open!

While Christmas Day may be over, our charitable work goes on for another 364 days! As a volunteer-run and donation-driven charity, financial donations fuel our work providing basic needs and essential services throughout the year.

Donations can easily be made online by completing this form,
by mailing a cheque to:
Made by Momma
66 21 Street NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4T9

or by calling our Donation Phone Line at 587.890.3869

Donation cheques dated and postmarked by December 31st can be considered for a 2020 Charitable Tax Receipt!

Thank you for choosing to support Made by Momma!
11 Years. Volunteer-Run. Donation-Driven.
Registered Canadian Charity 827110008 RR0001

Extra Special Thank you to the following businesses & groups for supporting our Christmas programs through their amazing donation drives and giving programs:
Scarlet Edge Beauty
The Heather Company
St. David’s United Church
Storm Resources
TRIOVEST
Waterline Resources
YYC Condo Review & iFP Solutions & AMP Electric
Casa Corazon
Ruben Young “The Rubs”
Adrienne Furrie Makeup Artist
LUXE Beauty Vault
YYC You and Your Cake
The Mall Group
The Brigitte & Yvonne Talk Show
Shopper’s Drug Mart
GIL Property Management & Sales
TRICON Solutions
AHS Rheumatology Department
The Vanity Vault
Pure Environmental
Indigo Dalhousie
Hope Lutheran Church
Sunny Cookie Company
Moxies Barlow Trail
In honour of Baby Savayra
(more to follow!)

Thank you to Jon and his team from Against All Abuse, for donating AND delivering complete Turkey Dinners for many of our families!

Thank you to the amazingly supportive community at Commons Church for continuing to ensure our Made by Momma families are well taken care of through their donations supporting our Community Food Bank / Prepared Meals Programs.

Thank you to the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund for choosing to feature all of the amazing local charities that they have supported over the past 30 years – us included!

In addition to these amazing businesses and groups – we thank the hundreds of individuals who also made an impact this Christmas!

Our village is amazing! Thank you!

National Volunteer Week 2020

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THANK YOU to our amazing Made by Momma volunteers for supporting our charity with your time & talent for the past 10 years! ♥

As a volunteer-run and donation-driven charity, it takes a village to run our organization. To celebrate National Volunteer Week, every year we feature a handful of our amazing volunteers who are truly making a difference! Check back each day to find a new profile of a fabulous volunteer!

Meet Sean Tyler Foley! His full National Volunteer Week Profile COMING SOON….
Meet Sue & Brigitte! Their full National Volunteer Week Profile COMING SOON….
Meet Cindy & Brad! Their full National Volunteer Week Profile COMING SOON….
Meet Angela! Her full National Volunteer Week Profile COMING SOON….
Meet Maddie! Check out her full National Volunteer Week Profile Here!
Meet Liesl! Check our her full National Volunteer Week Profile Here!
Meet Sheri! Check out her full National Volunteer Week Profile Here!
Meet Diane! Check out her full National Volunteer Week Profile Here!
Meet Yvonne! Check out her full National Volunteer Week Profile Here!
THANK YOU to the amazing groups who volunteer to make a difference! See more HERE!

COVID-19 – A message to our community

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It is in the words of Mayor Nenshi with “Clean Hands. Clear Heads. Open Hearts” that Made by Momma is navigating the novel coronavirus. We have been through H1N1, the floods of 2013 and the Fort Mac fires. We know that in times of crisis, our city rises up to help those who need it most and this time it is no different. Made by Momma already follows strict cleaning and sanitizing regimens and is increasing frequency and taking extra precautions at the Resource Center to help protect the health and safety of our volunteers and clients. We are also following all government, WHO and AHS guidelines to the highest level.

We do know that our clients need our services now more than ever! Food security and baby essentials become ever more critical and resources become increasingly sparse as supporters self-isolate. Unfortunately, the challenges faced by families in crisis in Calgary did not stop when this new crisis was added and therefore Made by Momma will continue to operate as an essential service in Calgary.

What we ask is the following:

· If you can support, please do so!

· If you can donate, please consider purchasing an item from our Wish List https://madebymomma.org/donated-items/ or making a monetary donation https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/made-by-momma/

· If you are a volunteer and self-isolating, we support that.

· If you are continuing to volunteer and your role brings you to the Resource Center, please know that activities have been modified to reduce contact. Strict procedures are in place and we ask you to diligently follow the directions of your Team Lead.

· Understanding that hours of operation, services and processes may vary as the situation changes.

· Please be patient. We are volunteer-run and doing our best to maintain operations.

At this time, all of our in-person fundraising events have been cancelled or post-postponed. This includes Golf for Girls, likely our casino and several in which we were the charity of choice. We are fortunate in that in celebration of our 10th anniversary, long before we ever could have predicted this pandemic, we opted for a virtual gala. The UnGala is still a go! If you would like to purchase a ticket and join us for some online fun, please join us here http://bit.ly/mbmungala2020

We thank you for your continued support and know that even when circumstances keep us physically apart, we continue to rise stronger together. #YYCstrong

Sincerely,

Allyson Palaschuk
President, Made by Momma

2019 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund!

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We are absolutely thrilled to be named one the charities chosen by the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund for the 2019 campaign!

The 2019 Christmas Fund is honoured to continue its 28-year tradition of giving back to the community. More than $27 million has been raised for local agencies and charities in Calgary over the years, via this fund that was started by journalists in the Calgary Herald newsroom.

Each year a new volunteer committee of Calgary Herald employees is formed and they review all of the charity applications that come in. They have the incredibly difficult task of choosing the who the deserving charities will be. These are charities (like ours!) who need the support of the community to help their clients, programs and services!
We are incredibly proud to be one of the six local charities chosen for this fabulous initiative!

Please consider donating to Made by Momma and the 7000+ people we help each year through our programs.
Help one, help many. ♥

Donations can easily be made online by completing the form below,
by mailing a cheque to
Made by Momma
66 21 Street NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4T9

or by calling our Donation Phone Line at 587.890.3869

Thank you for choosing to support Made by Momma!
10 Years. Volunteer-Run. Donation-Driven.
Registered Canadian Charity 827110008 RR0001

Thank you Kin Calgary!

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Oh where to begin our love letter to the amazing community of KIN…..
Well, truly it all starts with the Kinette Club of Calgary who completed a volunteer project for us, way back in June of 2012. Their group saw a need that we had and spent a weekend cooking up HUGE batches of Chicken Cattatorie for the families we help. There was a little bit of a disaster when the meals arrived….. but that’s another story….
And ever since that day in June, we have been steadfast friends and fans of KIN. Many of our Made by Momma volunteers are also involved in KIN – it truly is a wonderful partnership. Over the years, we have built relationships with all 5 of the Calgary Clubs and they have supported us in many different ways…. sponsoring our events, attending our fundraisers, donating financially, volunteering, and most important; making an impact on the families we serve in the community in which we all live, work and play.
Our #1MoreStory Capital Campaign; resulting in our beautiful building (which is ALMOST complete) was only achieved because of the financial support we have received from The Calgary Kinsmen, The Stampede City Kinsmen, The Calgary Kinettes and The Stampede City Kinettes. The Kin Campus Club was not able to donate financially – but they certainly helped in other ways! 🙂
Our new building was built on an incredibly strong foundation of community support, and that really embodies the spirit of KIN.

The Calgary Kinettes Donation Cheque Presentation

The Calgary Kinsmen Donation Cheque Presentation
The Stampede City Kinettes Donation Cheque Presentation
The Stampede City Kinsmen!

10th Annual Fall FUNdraiser

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It is that time of year again!

Back to school frenzy, a slight chill in the air and a heavy dose of pumpkin spice everywhere you turn.  That can only mean one thing….Made by Momma’s 10th Annual Dueling Pianos Charity FUNdraiser is just around the corner! This fabulous and fun event is taking place on Thursday, November 7th 2019 at 6:30pm at Aussie Rules Piano Bar.

If you have never attended this event, you don’t know what you are missing.  The fundraiser features three live singers playing their pianos and dueling it out on who can play any randomly requested song (by the audience) best.  These musicians are incredibly talented and will get you singing and dancing.   They take live requests and will follow through with any genre of music right on the spot.

There are balloon pop raffles with generous prizes, a wine raffle with guaranteed delicious wine and bubbles, a WestJet Raffle for a free trip to anywhere in the world, dozens of silent auction items and of course dinner, dessert and a bar.  The best part of this whole night?  The fact that people come together to donate their time and money for the many families we help, who are experiencing a crisis in their lives.   We are ever so grateful for the support.

Hope to see you there!

Why does Made by Momma matter?

Thank You Golf for Girls 2019

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We are thrilled to announce that with the help of the Kinette Club of Calgary, and the 9th Annual Golf for Girls Charity Classic tournament, $82,000 in gross revenue was raised for Made by Momma! We want to thank everyone who contributed to the event, making it a huge success and helping us support families in crisis and adversity. This would not have been possible without the golfers who participated in the tournament and helped us raise money through our various fundraisers. Thank you to all who came out, and we truly hope you had a fun and memorable day. Also a big thank you to River Spirit Golf Club for the incredible hospitality.

We want to highlight and thank our generous sponsors who contributed indispensable support to the tournament, making our fundraiser a tremendous success.

Stampede City Kinsmen Club
Brett Willson & Ceili’s
Storage Vault Canada
Tricon, 5 Quarters Investor Relations, Olympia Trust, Calgary Career Counselling
GLJ Petroleum Consultants, Fairfield Watson, Glamaway, Northstar Ford & Lincoln

We would also like to thank all the donors who contributed merchandise, vouchers, experiences, wine, and other prizes to our various fundraisers. Additionally, thank you to sponsors who contributed food, refreshments and experiences for our golfers to enjoy throughout the day. Finally, thank you to all our logistics and media sponsors for making sure our event ran smoothly. The support of all our donors and sponsors was vital to the success of the event and we are truly grateful.

Trolley No.5 Restaurant & Brewhouse, Blanco Tex Mex Cantina, Añejo Restaurant, Mister Chen’s Asian Brasserie

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Spolumbo’s Fine Foods & Deli, Wild Tea Kombucha

South by Southwest Wine Imports

Kaviar South Sea Pearls Inc.

Glamaway, SOS Charging Solutions, Red Events, Family Freezed Gourmet Ice Pops

Wild 95.3 Calgary’s New Country, 101.5 Today Radio

Stardust Event Group

First Impressions Sportswear & Cresting, ATB Financial

Mother’s Day Donations

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Every Mother’s Day we create special gift bags for some of the moms that we are helping. These are moms facing crisis alone – without a partner. They may be going through an illness, balancing life as a single mom or living in a shelter. We want these moms to know that they are not alone and that someone cares. If that someone is you, please have a look at the donation list of items* that we collect to create these lovely little gift bags. ♥

*New, unwrapped and non-denominational items only

National Volunteer Week 2019

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To celebrate National Volunteer Week, every year we feature a handful of our amazing volunteers who are truly making a difference!

As a volunteer-run and donation-driven charity, it takes a village to run our organization. Meet a few of our amazing supporters:

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Linda

Linda is a mom of two adult children and grandmother to two adorable grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering with Made by Momma now that she is retired from the provincial government.

Linda started volunteering with MBM after she and her daughter went to a volunteer information session over two years ago. She was instantly hooked when she saw what MBM does and who MBM helps. Linda saw that there was a need for volunteers to help sort and distribute the many new and gently used donations. She also likes the flexibility of the volunteer hours, because it allows her to volunteer and still have lots of time with her grandchildren.

When asked what she liked best about MBM, Linda replied, “I know Made by Momma helps a lot of families in need, as well as families in the NICU units, and it’s nice to know that I’m a part of it all.”

Linda regularly volunteers at the MBM Resource Centre sorting, packing and organizing donations – and having a lot of fun with the other volunteers. She has also volunteered with Kitchen Chop Squad -preparing meals for our families- as well as helping out at the Louise Dean School Share Tables.

A BIG thank you to Linda for all the time and energy she has put into helping us here at Made by Momma. We really cannot run our organization without amazing volunteers like Linda!

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Laura

Laura has been living in Calgary with her husband, dog and cat for the last five years. When she is not spending time with her family or volunteering with Made by Momma, Laura can be found at her barn relaxing with her horses.

In October 2017, Laura did some research on MBM and quickly realized that she had to be a part of it all. It was MBM’s mission and the positive impact that it makes on the families in need that attracted Laura to volunteer. Not only did Laura like that she was able to volunteer around her schedule and not the other way around, but that there are numerous volunteer opportunities to choose from.

“The support that MBM provides is like no other organization. There is such a need in Calgary for the support that MBM provides to families, and without the help of so many volunteers it would not be possible,” explains Laura about what she has learned over the years volunteering at MBM.

Laura volunteers most Saturdays at the Resource Centre. She’ll be there to greet you with a big friendly smile, while cheerfully accepting donations and entering data. When she is not on-site, she is out doing home support visits and volunteering at MBM’s community events and fundraisers, such as the Fall FUNdraiser and Golf for Girls. Laura also enjoys helping out with packing meals and hampers, as well as helping with deliveries.

Thank you, Laura, for all you do for us here at MBM and in the community. You’re an inspiration, and we love having you as part of our organization.

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Kyley

Kyley is an accountant, holistic nutritionist, health coach and fitness enthusiast. When she is not volunteering with Made by Momma, she spends quality time with her fiancé and their four-legged family members.

Kyley has always enjoyed giving back to those
in need and the less fortunate. She firmly believes in the importance of
helping those who might not be able to help themselves. In May 2018, her friend
Laura introduced her to MBM—knowing it would be a perfect fit; Laura was right.
Kyley instantly knew that she had to be a part of this charity.

Some of Kyley’s favourite things about
volunteering with MBM is the flexibility of the volunteer schedule and how easy
it is to be involved. But for Kyley, it’s the community that is her favourite
part. She loves that every single person, volunteers and clients, at MBM are so
kind, thoughtful and caring. She believes it’s a privilege to know the ladies
who started MBM, as well as all those who volunteer, and those who they assist.

“As a team, we can help so many families,”
states Kyley about why she loves being part of MBM. “The number of families
that need assistance in Calgary is overwhelming, and it truly does take a
village to help.”

You can find Kyley helping out in almost every
area of MBM. She can be found volunteering Saturdays at the Resource Centre
with Laura. They work together to help track all of MBM’s donations, and ensure
all information is up to date and accurate, as well as helping with financial
reporting as needed and being on the capital campaign committee. But Kyley, the
highlight is working on the fundraising committee. Kyley worked on the Aussie
Rules Fundraiser last year and looks forward to more events like it.

Thank you, Kyley. You do so much for our
clients and us. We at Made by Momma are humbled and grateful for your continued
contributions.

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The Stampede City Kinettes

The Stampede City Kinettes Motto is “Serving the Community’s Greatest Need,” and they do exactly that when they come to volunteer at Made by Momma. This dynamic group of women from all walks of life have a passion for service work, but they also like to have fun. With a belief in fellowship and personal development, their common goal is to make the community a better place to live.

The Stampede City Kinettes first heard about Made by Momma through a sister club and have been volunteering for 3 years since. Seeing the kitchen as the heart of the home that is Made by Momma, this group loves cooking meals for families and enjoy the social aspect and fellowship of volunteering. They also proudly donated $10,000 in 2019 towards the “1 More Story” project and are excited to see it come to completion!

The Stampede City Kinettes would encourage other companies and groups to volunteer with Made by Momma in order to be a part of the fun and interactive team project of helping local families

Thank you, Stampede City Kinettes. Your dedication to volunteering provides such important support for families. We are proud and grateful to have volunteers like you with Made by Momma.

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The Stantec community unites more than 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations. Their work, which includes professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, begins at the intersection of community, creativity and client relationships. They hold a long term commitment to the people and places they serve, connecting projects on a personal level and advancing the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec feels that volunteering is an important part of upholding community pillars such as arts, education, environment, health and wellness. Volunteering with Made by Momma is part of an ongoing effort to get employees involved with organizations they are passionate about and help them connect with communities and strengthen them in meaningful ways.

Stantec first heard about Made by Momma in 2014 through an employee who had personally volunteered and donated. After hearing about what we do they knew they had to be a part of it somehow! Cooking meals for Made by Momma is a staff favourite as they are aware of the importance of nutritious meals for young families. During a recent group cook, Stantec made 44 packages of food, a total of 222 servings. They also donate clothing and help with inventory swaps between summer and winter seasons.

Stantec is looking forward to volunteering again, seeing what they will get to cook and what the Resource Centre looks like after the “1 More Story” campaign!

Groups like Stantec are integral to the support that Made by Momma provides. Thank you, Stantec for being dedicated to helping the community, and for choosing Made by Momma for your team volunteering.

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The Crew

This group of likeminded women, casually known as The Crew, believe in harnessing the collective power of women with the intention of helping communities thrive. Beginning with two friends who realized they could strengthen a network of creative and inspiring women by coming together to volunteer, they continue to grow and flourish, with their impacts on the community getting bigger and better!

A founding member of The Crew has volunteered with Made by Momma through her work with the Kinette Club of Calgary, who are huge supporters of our charity. They first volunteered almost two years ago, helping to reorganize a temporary space while the “1 More Story” addition was being built. Most recently they helped us move back into the Resource Centre, and partook in a “Galentine’s Day” cook in the new kitchen! They also participate in the Golf for Girls Tournament run by the Kinnette Club of Calgary in support of Made by Momma.

As women themselves, the recognition that women often worry about everyone else first, especially mothers. They know that women and mothers need to be supported. “We love supporting other women and we love that Made by Momma is so welcoming and non-judgemental; if you need help and ask for it, Made by Momma is there”

One of their favourite parts of volunteering with Made by Momma is knowing they have a direct impact on mothers and families. “When you cook a meal, you know somebody will literally be digging into it next week. When you make a donation, you know that everything you give goes directly to service delivery becasue the organization is volunteer-run”

The Crew truly embodies Made by Mommas philosophy of ‘women helping women,’ showing how powerful a dedicated group of volunteers can be. Thank you so much for your ongoing support and belief in our organization.

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#NVW2019 #MadeByMomma

2019 Summer Intern Opportunities

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Looking for a summer job? Love giving back to the community? We’ve got exciting news! We’ve applied for 3 Canada Summer Jobs Program Grants, and we’re looking for 3 fabulous Summer Interns!S

students-apply-now

As a volunteer-run organization, every aspect of what we do is done by volunteers….client intake, cooking & baking, updating the website, tracking data, planning events, packing up baby essentials, answering emails, delivering meals, organizing donation drives, attending community events…and everything in between!

The summer months can be a busy time for our organization so we’re looking forward to finding three dynamic students to help us run our Resource Centre. The positions open are: Resource Centre Coordinator, Marketing & Events Coordinator and The Happy Birthday Project Coordinator.

We’d love to find passionate and caring applicants who are / or have taken non-profit studies, social work, nursing, child development, psychology, sociology, business, PR/Marketing, communications, or management studies to be a part of our team. These positions have been created for someone between 18 and 30 years old.
Additional information on each available role can be found here:

These jobs will provide you with the opportunity to acquire new skills and gain valuable work experience in the nonprofit sector.

If you are passionate about the work our charity does and you’d like to apply for any of our positions, please get in touch with us. 

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*Positions are dependent on grant application approval.

This position is being supported by the Canada Summer Jobs Program/Service Canada
Eligible Applicants: To be eligible to participate in the CSJ initiative, individuals must:
• be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
• be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act3; and,
• be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
We thank all applicants for their interest, suitable applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Thank you 100 Women & 100 Men Calgary!

i Jan 20th No Comments by

THANK YOU Calgary!
We are thrilled to be the chosen charity to receive the latest group donation(s) towards our #1MoreStory campaign!

2018 Epicure Foundation Grant Opportunity

i Dec 4th No Comments by

We are thrilled that Made by Momma is in the running to win $25,000 in funding from the Epicure Foundation!
YOU can help us win this much-needed funding! All it takes is a simple vote via survey monkey… you don’t even need to give your email address!
One vote per device!
Super easy!
https://epicure.com/en/about/epicure-foundation

CLICK the LINK above.
CLICK the VOTE NOW button
that will take you to Survey Monkey
Scroll down and click the box beside Made by Momma and then
SUBMIT at the bottom of the form.

THANK YOU!

Winning this financial gift would make a HUGE impact on our charity right now as we near the end of our #1MoreStory Campaign and gear up for our Christmas programs! ♥ 

 

MBM Prepared Meals     Volunteers in The MBM Kitchen

  MBM NICU Fanily MealsMBM Fresh Veggies

Adding a special touch!     MBM Soup to feed the soul

About the Epicure Foundation:

Giving Back

Access to real food. Simple cooking skills and knowledge of nutrition. The promise of a healthy meal tomorrow. These are basic necessities for every person, and the reason we established the Epicure Foundation™ in 2007.


Announcing the Epicure Foundation™ Grant Program!

Created to support research, education, and capacity-building projects that address key food security issues in Canada, this program will be awarding six finalists with in-kind donations and grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 in 2018!

Moms Matter – Building Community with #1MoreStory

i Sep 24th No Comments by

Hello supporters! We are SO EXCITED! We applied for the AVIVA Community Fund this year – and our idea was accepted!

Moms Matter – Building Community with #1MoreStory

We know #ItTakesAVillage to raise a family and we are #BetterTogether – winning this financial award would be a game-changer for our charity!

There are FOUR ways YOU can help make this happen!

1) Register to vote and give us all 10 of your votes! (you can do all 10 votes in one shot, it isn’t an every day voting thing)

2) Once voting is live on Tuesday at 10am – SHARE the heck out of our public Facebook / Twitter / Instagram posts encouraging more votes!

3) Ask your significant other, your sister, your workmates etc. (anyone with an email address!) to also register and vote for Made by Momma’s idea… all votes will be needed and appreciated!

4) If you are, or know of an AVIVA broker please connect us! Having a lot of Aviva broker support & votes helps immensely!

We know this is going to be a super tough competition – we will likely be up against big organizations and other big ideas….so every vote will matter!
xoxoxoxo

PS – you can go ahead and REGISTER today, and VOTE on Tuesday!

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Congratulations!

Your idea has been approved.

For your reference the unique link to your idea page is

https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/voting/project/view/18-638

Start promoting your idea today by sharing the unique link to your idea page using Facebook, Twitter or community events.

All approved ideas will be posted on the Aviva Community Fund website starting on the first day of the Voting Round on September 25, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

Tell everyone you know (and even those you don’t!) about your incredible idea and encourage them to vote from September 25, 2018 to October 4, 2018.

Partner with a Broker

Another important way to get support for your idea is to team up with an Aviva broker partner in your community. The idea receiving the most Aviva broker partner votes during the competition will receive a $5,000 recognition prize, in addition to any other prize funds awarded.

Good luck!
The Aviva Community Fund Team

We are Building Community!

We are Building Community!