Why we support mums in need on Mother’s Day?
When we started Fat Poppy Coffee Roasters in 2012, we had a simple mission – to help everyone enjoy an exceptionally good cup of coffee, but for each and every cup to do good in the wider world too.
We have worked with a variety of organisations, both internationally and locally, to raise awareness for groups and causes we truly believe in. We have always felt, if we have a platform to create positive change in community, then we should use it!
Each May for Mother’s Day, we release our limited edition Mayde for Mums blend in celebration and support of mums. We donate a portion of the blend’s sales to a program which supports some of Australia’s most vulnerable mums.
Why we choose to support Beyond Barbed Wire?
While many of us will share special moments with loved ones this Mother’s Day, there are mums who will sit alone separated from their children. Beyond Barbed Wire (BBW) supports socially disadvantaged mums, break the cycle of incarceration, so they can be restored with their children. We proudly support the program because we believe all mums need someone to believe in them and children deserve the chance to be with their mums.
When mums are taken into custody and removed from their children; they feel a sense of shame, loss, and doubt their ability to mother. For most mums, the BBW program is the first time someone believes in them. This is the first step to rehabilitation.
This is our third year supporting the BBW program and we continue to support it because it works! The recidivism rate with BBW stands at 9 per cent, that means that 91 per cent of the mums involved in the program are staying at home with their children.
This is achieved by creating a suite of support services for the women pre and post release from prison. The program provides –
- Parenting education and skills programs aiming to improve parent/child relationships, and build parenting skills and knowledge;
- Work placement within the local Wellington community;
- Information about and connections to a range of support services;
- Transitional accommodation in short stay housing where needed;
- Case management or liaison with case management service;
- Mentoring support from a trained mentor for up to 2 years
How you can support mums in need
$5 from every Mayde for Mums purchase will go directly to the Beyond Barbed Wire program
You can also donate directly to the program here
*Source: Beyond Barbed Wire, Annual Report. September 2018 – September 2019