Mamas for Mamas is a national charitable organization that supports mothers and caregivers in crisis by providing ongoing support to individuals and families facing various poverty-related struggles. Our mission is to change the landscape of poverty through innovative approaches to financial barriers faced by struggling families.

Here in the West Kootenay Branch, we currently provide an online space where our Mamas feel safe and comfortable to ask questions, seek support and participate in our online karma market. This online platform is a private Facebook Group (Mamas for Mamas – West Kootenays), where everything posted is either free, or for trade with another mama. Our motto is we are helping with a hand up, instead of a hand out.

If anyone reaches out for extra support, our small but mighty team of volunteers will assist by referring those in need to an existing community program when available, and fill the gaps in service when the need is higher than the resources available.

We are also working on expanding our offerings to the local communities through holiday food hampers and our annual ‘mamas sponsoring mamas’ holiday program. We are always looking to partner with new businesses and organizations, accept donations that will help a mama in need, and of course, if anyone wants to volunteer their time, please let us know! The best way to get in contact with our team for anything you read above is by emailing us at