Poverty relief for mothers through Mamasfor MamasFor low income mothers and families raising children as they struggle with trying to make ends meet, all volunteer Mamas for Mamas, in Delta, welcomes relief of $8,000 to cover the cost of groceries, diapers, formula, counseling and the part-time, temporary hiring of somebody to deliver and pick up. Funding of $4,000 comes from the Rotary Club of Ladner, which resonated with Mama’s for Mama’s vision that no mother or caregiver, or child, is left behind, especially during this even more challenging period of COVID-19 restrictions. The Delta Foundation matched that donation with another $4,000 in community relief funding. -- photo courtesy of Delta Optimist
 
Citizens for Public Justice reports that 5.8 million people in Canada (or 16.8%) live in poverty. Mamas for Mamas is committed not only to giving a hand up to those in need by providing them with essential needs, but working with governments and agencies to interrupt the vicious cycle of poverty, mental health issues, housing, and food insecurity.
 
Ladner Rotary expanded its donation by attracting matching funds of $4,000 from the Delta Foundation, the community foundation for Delta. Funding for this community relief program came from the Vancouver Foundation. 
 
This Delta-based Mamas for Mamas started a year ago with a Spring Swap of household items and clothing among families and neighbours in a Delta neighbourhood. It was a Neighbourhood Small Grant of $500 from the Delta Foundation, through funding also from the Vancouver Foundation, which covered hospitality and other expenses and helped launch this growing community support group.
 
 
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