It is the mission of this fund to provide essential items to families in need during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We understand that financial hardship is wide-spread, and it is our mission to alleviate stress or unnecessary burden on new mothers or fathers experiencing financial strain. It is our mission to safely deliver, arrange pick up or exchange of items in a safe, clean environment, following all social distancing guidelines as outlined by the Provincial Government. We will make every effort to provide these items sanitized and clean. It is our mission to provide this fund of items for as long as necessary, accepting and soliciting donations of monetary funds, specific requested items or gift cards to purchase items. The program duration will be until the exhaustion of funds and donations or until the status of the state of emergency is lifted to allow those to return to work at full capacity.
Guidelines for Approval
A) An applicant must complete the application form in its entirety.
B) An applicant may only apply one time, unless extreme need is assessed (via committee discussion and approval).
C) An applicant must reside within the Midwives of Muskoka boundaries of service. Some applicants may be denied delivery based on location, but a pick-up option will be available to them.
D) An applicant is NOT required to be a client of the Midwives of Muskoka.
E) An applicant may request diapers, wipes or formula (or all 3). Diapers will be set to a limit of one bag, wipes will be set to a limit of two packages, formula will be set to a limit of one container. If requesting all three items, the limit of diapers or wipes may be reduced based on supply. Formula will be delivered in new, unopened packages only. Formula will be approved at the most cost-effective option. Allergies will be considered.
F) An applicant may request other items that may be deemed essential. Those requests will be approved based on a committee review.
The Friends of Muskoka Midwives are accepting donations to the No Questions Asked Relief Fund. We are accepting donations of the following:
- Monetary Funds (By E-Transfer)
- Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Cards
- Diapers (Full or Partial Packs)
- Wipes (Full, Unopened Packs)
- Formula (Unopened, Un-Expired)
- Coupons for Diapers, Wipes or Formula
We would be thrilled to receive your donation, and to make it easier, we will even come pick it up!!
To donate, please press the button below to send us an email regarding your donation!
*Please note this fund is separate from the Midwives of Muskoka and is operated and distributed by The Friends of Muskoka Midwives.*