News & Events
On March 8-9, the milk bank will be participating for a third year in Amplify Austin, a 24-hour giving day dedicated to increasing philanthropy in Central Texas. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, last year we raised close to $30,000. This year our goal is to raise $50,000. All of the money donated to the milk bank during Amplify will go towards our Charitable Care Program which ensures that all infants with a medical need for donor milk receive it, regardless of the family's ability to pay. We need your help to achieve our goal this year!
Here are some ways you can help us reach our goal:
- Visit AmplifyATX.org on 3/8 & 3/9 and donate to MMBA
- Click here to check out our profile and schedule your donation to MMBA now
- Visit AmplifyATX.org and create your own fundraising page for MMBA
- Share our information and our AmplifyAustin profile page with your family and friends and encourage them to donate
- Post about Amplify Austin and your support of MMBA on Facebook and Twitter
Thank you to WDAM for featuring our Forrest General depot!
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, one of our newest depot sites, was featured in an article in Houston Style Magazine.
Many thanks to Born to be Breastfed, Marie Biancuzzo’s radio program on Voice of America, for featuring the Milk Bank’s Executive Director Kim Updegrove on their recent episode about milk banking. Click here to listen to Kim talk about the importance of milk banking and answer some frequently asked questions about donating to a non-profit milk bank.
Thank you to Radio Mujer Internacional for giving a shout out to the Milk Bank on their radio show Mamamundi during a segment about breastfeeding! Listen to the show in Spanish here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U1VcE91FNg
Thanks to everyone who came out to cheer us on during Philanthropitch! The Milk Bank was 1 of 8 nonprofit finalists who pitched in front of a panel of judges and audience members for human and financial capital. We were awarded nearly $10,000 to support our groundbreaking Research Program!
Thank you to the Statesman for this story on the great needs of preterm infants and the necessary expansion of the milk bank to meet that need.
We had so much interest in our Ta-Ta shirts that we have decided to sell them! A portion of each order will benefit the Milk Bank’s Charitable Care Program. Order your new shirt today! All orders can be sent to email@example.com.
2013 was a record-breaking year for the milk bank! Check out our latest eNews to learn more.
Read this article to find out more about one of our donors, Alison, who came up with a creative way to help fragile babies with her milk, and raise money for our Charitable Care Program at the same time. What a life-saver!
Thank you to Community Impact Newspaper for the outstanding article about MMBA and our life-saving work!
Congratulations to the Milk Depot at Memorial Hermann Katy, they are celebrating their one year anniversary. To read more about this successful depot see the article in the Ultimate Katy.
May 10th 2013, MMBA opened a new Milk Depot at the Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center. We celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting event and wonderful stories on ACB13, and in the Cypress Creek Mirror.
Thank you to the Statesman for the story about donor moms April MacMillan and April Russell.
Fox8 of North Carolina did a good job of presenting the serious implications of informal sharing of milk.