By Susan Gasparotto
Who are we?
Shanghai Mamas is a diverse community of thriving international families in Shanghai connecting daily on and offline for peer-to-peer recommendations, advice and community. Many parents cite Shanghai Mamas as their key source to finding their niche in the city, making lifelong friends, and managing the day to day confusion of living and parenting in Shanghai.
On WeChat, we manage neighborhood-specific parent groups, interest-based groups, and activity organizing groups (e.g., spa outings group, moms nights out, and monthly book club). In addition to our signature weekly parent coffee mornings around the city, we host regular events, such as educational talks, holiday parties, charity fundraisers, and family meet-ups.
With over 5,000 members from all over the world, we rely on volunteers to manage the many tasks involved in running a community-based, sustainable organization.
Already a Shanghai Mama and want to be more involved?
Do you have a passion or interest you would like to share with likeminded people? Please consider organizing a club! Ideas may include: photography club, music club, physical activity (running, biking, hiking, soccer, kayaking), city exploration, arts and crafts etc.
Please contact us to get started.
Are you an organization interested in supporting our fabulous international parent-to-parent community?
We are always looking for organizations who are interested in supporting our community. As a not-for-profit organization with free membership and often subsidized events, Shanghai Mamas relies on various types of support from organizations to maintain our online platforms and offline community opportunities.
Ideally, these are organizations who are looking for something deeper than just advertising, and are interested in a significant mutually beneficial partnership. Research shows that a trusted recommendation from a friend is the most effective form to promote your brand. This is especially true for new parents and newcomers to Shanghai. Boost the community of parent-to-parent support that helps your customers thrive in Shanghai.