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Penticton’s Mamas For Mamas is looking for a new home

They can operate out of the Ooknakane Friendship Centre until June 3o
Mamas For Mamas volunteer Shelby Alexander (right) organized Lunch with Santa fundraiser at Slackwater Brewery in December 2022, bringing in much needed baby item donations to the local charity. (Monique Tamminga Western News file photo)

Penticton’s Mamas For Mamas is looking for a new home after having to leave the Ooknakane Friendship Centre.

The centre has donated space to the local charity for the past two years and told them they can stay until June 30.

Mamas For Mamas started in Kelowna and after seeing the need in South Okanagan opened up a branch in Penticton.

The local Mamas For Mamas serves Penticton, Osoyoos, Grand Forks and all the way to Christina Lake.

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Many low-income moms and child caregivers in the community have come to rely on this vital service, said Mamas For Mamas volunteers.

The group is now looking for a new donated location.

“Please reach out if you know of such a space or would like to donate an office to Mamas for Mamas. Please email us at for DM us,” they said in an Instagram post.

They are not taking used clothing donations at this time.

“Since we will no longer have a physical location for our Karma markets, they will now be hosted at markets in the community on a monthly basis,” said Mamas For Mamas.

“We look forward to continuing to serve our community while we are in this transition period and we will still be accepting diapers, wipes and birthday decor donations,” they said.

They are still available for emergency parcels of diapers, wipes, and formula. To access this service fill out an online support application at

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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