On November 14 The Good Mother Project hosted a spectacular photography fundraiser at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. Seventy-one moms, accompanied by their children, had portraits taken by volunteer photographers. The project raised $3238 for Pacific Post Partum Support Society. You can see an article about the event in the Vancouver Courier.
Sheila Duffy, Director of Pacific Post Partum Support Society shares this message:
We are so grateful for the support and photo shoot fundraiser by The Good Mother Project. I was deeply moved to see so many moms coming out to have their pictures taken and to give back to all the moms who struggle with this debilitating condition. There is a huge stigma around postpartum depression and anxiety which acts as a barrier to moms and families who need help and support. It is highly treatable but often moms are very isolated and suffer alone.
This project brings those stories out of the darkness in a way that is truly a beautiful and lovely way to honour all mothers! We appreciate all the support we received and continue to receive from the Good Mother Project. For anyone who wants to know more or who wants to make a donation, please see our website at www.postpartum.org. If you or someone you know needs support because they are dealing with PPD/A or just are having a bad day, (we all do!) please call our support line at 604-255-7999 or toll free support 1-855-255-7999.