We are committed to giving back 5% of the proceeds from every necklace purchased through Mama Gems.
- Necklaces from the SMA Awareness Collection give back to the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation. The GSF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing global awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the #1 genetic killer of young children, accelerating research focused on ending this cruel disease, and supporting families impacted by SMA and other life-altering conditions.
- All other necklaces give back to Canuck Place Children's Hospice in Vancouver, BC.
A children’s hospice differs from an adult hospice. They offer end-of-life care, but also work with families throughout the entire span of a child’s life; from the point of diagnosis and progression of illness, to death and beyond.
80% of funds required to operate are raised through fundraising efforts by individuals and companies.
Both of these wonderful organizations have impacted our life.
Our daughter Florence passed away from Spinal Muscular Atrophy at Canuck Place in May 2015. Although we are devastated by the loss of our daughter, our lives were enriched by this family of nurses, volunteers, cooks, counsellors and doctors at Canuck Place. They cared for us and for our daughter at the most critical, life altering time in our lives.
Palliative care is perhaps the most misunderstood form of pediatric care. We are passionate about bringing awareness to this life giving form of care.