News & Events
Mother’s Day Brunch
Our first annual Mother's Day Brunch was held on Saturday, May 11th at Max's Wine Dive in downtown Austin. 70 women (and a few men) gathered to celebrate motherhood and the milk bank. Guests enjoyed delicious food and mimosas, a presentation by a local neonatologist and our board president, Dr. Peter Untalan, a mom of twins who were recipients of donor milk from MMBA, and a volunteer and financial donor to the milk bank. 100% of the generous donations given at the event go directly to our Charitable Care Program.
The Milk Bank is excited to announce the opening of two new milk depots; one in the Houston area at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center and the other at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS.
The Grand Opening of the Cypress Fairbank Depot will be Friday, May10th at the Medical Center (10655 Steepletop Drive Houston, TX 77065.) The depot will accept breastmilk donations Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Labor and Delivery Desk starting Monday, May 13th. To learn more visit dropping off your milk.
Milk and Cookie Tour
Interested in learning what happens after milk is donated? Join us Thursday, May 23rd at 10:30am for a tour of the Milk Bank then milk (or coffee) & cookies and socializing. Feel free to bring family or friends and children are always welcome. For more information or to RSVP contact Emily at Emily@milkbank.org or call 512-494-0800.
San Antonio Appreciation Event
We appreciate everything our San Antonio area milk donors, recipient families, healthcare providers, milk depots, and supporters do for the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin. And we want to celebrate your support! Please join us Saturday, June 1st at 10:00am for a morning of family fun, food, door prizes and exploring the Walker Ranch Park. A short presentation will take place at 10:30am followed by an exciting performance by Staci Gray, a children’s musician who has mesmerized children of all ages with her fun and corky music. This is a family-friendly event. For more information or to RSVP contact Emily at Emily@milkbank.org or call 512-494-0800.
March for Babies
The Milk Bank had a great turn out at the annual Austin March for Babies Walk on Saturday, May 4th. Our team had a fabulous time walking together and supporting the March of Dime’s mission. It was the busiest we've ever seen the Lactation & Changing Station! Thanks to everyone who came out. To learn more about March of Dimes visit www.marchofdimes.com.
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.
The Milk Bank is excited to announce that Kim Updegrove, executive director, will bring her expertise and perspective to her new role as president of HMBANA. For more details see the press release.
Pregnancy & Newborn posted a great Q&A piece about the importance of milk banking. See the article at Pregnancy & Newborn.