Other Ways to Help

Are you looking for some creative ways to make a difference? Besides volunteering your time or donating goods to Made by Momma,  we’ve found other ways you can help support us and the work we do!
You may not realize this, but Made by Momma is run entirely by volunteers and we do not receive any government funding to support our work.  The money needed for our operating expenses comes from our own fundraising initiatives AND from people just like YOU! Check out some of the ways below that you can help us help more mommas and families with our services.

We’ve partnered with SkipTheDepot!

What is SkipTheDepot? A door-to-door bottle collection service that makes refundable recycling and fundraising easier than 1,2,3

  1. Download the app and book a pickup using https://app.skipthedepot.com/madebymomma
  2. Place your bags outside
  3. Receive refund and donate to us!

SkipTheDepot will allow everyone to donate directly to our organization with ease. Spread the word by sharing our SkipTheDepot posts on social media!

Donate your recycling button

Sponsor Energy
Did you know that you can now use your power for a good cause?

If you switch your electricity account to Sponsor Energy you will get a fantastic rate of 6.99 cents per kilowatt hour for residential electricity accounts! These rates are cheaper than Enmax and Direct and you can “Use your Power for Good” as your household will also be empowering us,  Made by Momma with every kWh of electricity you consume – at zero extra charge to you or to the charity. This is because Sponsor Energy makes a donation of 50% of our profits on your energy usage to the charity that you choose. Click here to find out how!
Sponsor Energy Rates January 2015
Shop and Share
Do you shop on-line? If so, you can be supporting Made by Momma while you do! AND the beauty of this program is you can shop on-line from ANYWHERE and still be supporting Made by Momma! Toys-R-Us, Sears, Robeez, Chapters, Home Depot, VistaPrint, Lush, Avis, The Gap, Best Western Hotels, Dyson, Amazon.ca…and the list goes on and on….and these are places you probably already shop at!
1. It doesn’t cost you a penny more to shop through Shop and Share.ca
2. You can shop from over 120 online retailers including many popular brands
3. Made by Momma will receive between 1-10% of all purchase dollars
4. Just click the link below to get started!
Shop and Share – for Made by Momma
Check out this video – it’ll show you how it works! Shop and Share

Our Canadian penny is becoming extinct! Which is the perfect time for our PENNY DRIVE! Anyone that is involved with a grassroots charity knows that EVERY PENNY COUNTS…and we need all the pennies we can get for our renovation, our programs and to continue helping families in our community! Pennies can be brought to our Volunteer Resource Centre! Take a picture – we’d love to see you dropping in your pennies! THANK YOU!!

EVERY penny counts!

These are just a few of the many ways you can help support us. Every little bit helps! If you have other ideas for us, please let us know!

Some ideas suggested to us include:
~ Check with your employer – did you know a lot of companies will donate cash to the charity for the hours
you volunteer! 

~ Have a community garage sale and donate the revenue to Made by Momma
~ Mmmm – put on a bake sale or lemonade stand 
~ Collect donated items and create an online auction
~ Host a home party (tupperware, candles, food, jewelry etc) and donate the proceeds or free products to Made by Momma. 
~ Have a toonie kids birthday party (guests bring a toonie – the birthday child keeps a loonie and the other loonie is donated! )
~ Host a “Baby Shower” – where guests bring donations for the mothers we help – diapers, wipes, baby clothes, formula etc.
~ Enter Made by Momma into local or national contests for support, prizes or recognition.
~ Start a Food Drive at work or with your friends! Collect new/unopened baking ingredients (baking powder, salt, sugar, flour, etc) and GladWare storage containers, Extra-Large Ziplock Freezer bags for us to use to prepare/package meals for families.
~ Host a “Cook-Off” or a “Bake-Off” with your friends or co-workers and help us fill our freezer with healthy homemade meals & baking!
~ Charity Run – support Made by Momma by nominating us as your charity of choice in upcoming runs & races!
~ Host a luncheon or a dinner party in honour of Made by Momma and ask your friends to bring donations to support one of our programs!  

We also welcome any suggestions for holding your own fundraiser on behalf of Made by Momma and are happy to partner with you and/or supply brochures and signage if needed. We really cannot do the volunteer work that we do without your help. THANK YOU!