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Amplify Austin

Amplify Austin 2015 was a big success for the milk bank! We raised over $25,000 for our Charitable Care Program which will help us serve more tiny babies whose families are not able to afford lifesaving donor human milk. We are so grateful for the dedication and enthusiasm of all of our supporters and sponsors—we couldn’t have done it without you!

Houston Milk Donor Appreciation Event

On November 8th, we traveled to Houston to honor our amazing donor moms in the area with a milk donor appreciation event at the Houston Museum of Natural Science! It was wonderful to spend time with so many dedicated donors and their families, and to be able to thank them for all they do for the milk bank! A special thanks to our generous in-kind sponsors Amy’s Ice Creams, Hickory Hollow, Houston Zoo, and Kendra Scott!


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Thank you to WDAM for featuring our Forrest General depot!

For the fifth year in a row, the milk bank walked as a team in the annual March for Babies Austin event benefitting March of Dimes, a nonprofit that shares our goal to improve the outcomes for premature and ill infants. It was wonderful to see lots of moms using our Lactation & Changing Station, and so many people there showing their support for fragile babies! 

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:

On June 19, 2014, the Milk Bank hosted Under the Milky Way, an appreciation event for our Friends of the Milk Bank, which benefitted the Milk Bank's Charitable Care ProgramThank you so much to everyone who came out to celebrate with us! Visit our Facebook page to see event photos. Pictures from the photo booth are available here.

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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

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.