Posted by Zach Segal on Jan 11, 2021

Mamas for Mamas, a specialized poverty relief agency and an all inclusive community for mothers and caregivers.

On January 6th, 2021, the Rotary Club of Richmond B.C. heard from Anna Carr of Mamas for Mamas, a non-profit set up to offer immediate help to mothers in crisis. Anna is the Branch Coordinator for the organization.
Mamas for Mamas was founded in 2014 to provide front-line poverty relief for low-income families.  Operating through digital and physical branches, Mamas offer all kinds of support to women and children in need.
At their branches, Mamas and their children can access a free store with clothing, shoes, furniture, and other items. The branches also offer support, resources and a safe space for Mamas to visit to navigate any challenges they may be facing. The goal at Mamas is to provide a space where mamas and the children can feel safe, comfortable and welcomed when they come for poverty relief support.
The organization operates through donations, and the Vancouver chapter has five drop-off locations in Langley, Richmond, Surrey, South Delta and North Delta. Mamas can also connect digitally to access goods and services from the drop off locations if they are not near a physical branch.  
Mamas for Mamas’ newest physical location is in Richmond (Ironwood), opened in September 2020. The Richmond location is also its first Vancouver-area hub.
Mamas for Mamas is working overtime during COVID-19 to meet the needs of those in need. As such, they are keenly looking for partnerships, opportunities, and collaboration with other organizations.  Some chapters have already collaborated with other Rotary Clubs, and Mamas for Mamas in Richmond has already started working with other Richmond organizations.
If you are looking to donate, or have partnership opportunities, please contact a local Mamas for Mamas chapter. Anna Carr can also be reached at
- Zach Segal

Our visitor was Gregory Muirhead, President Elect of Tsawwassen Club. Nice to see President James, Albert and Christina joining from Taiwan and Patty came out of quarantine returning from Taiwan.
PE Suna invited all attendees to share the 2021 goal, most members expressed their longing need to get out of the house to go travel and meet friends, and also volunteering.