News & Events
Austin Donor Appreciation Event
On Saturday, November 21, 10am-12pm, the Mothers' Milk Bank will celebrate our Austin area donor moms at the Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary. Without amazing people like our donors, we would not be able to fulfill our mission of saving the lives of fragile babies. Join us for a fun-filled morning of food, prizes, and exploration at the zoo as we thank and honor our generous donors.
10am Registration and breakfast tacos
10:30am Brief presentation from our executive director Kim and a guest speaker
10:50am Door prizes
11:30 Enjoy the zoo for the rest of the day!
The event will feature excellent door prizes from Hey Gorgeous! Skin and Waxing Studio, Cherrywood Coffee, White Loft, and Kendra Scott jewelry.
Follow up to date announcements on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1642372399375346/
Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge
Each year, the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge determines which geographic area (province, state or territory) has the most breastfeeding babies, as a percentage of the birthrate, “latched on” at 11 a.m. local time. The Mothers' Milk Bank and Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition organized a family fun fest at Trailhead Park surrounding the challenge, with Austin competing for the worldwide record of most moms gathered together at the same time feeding their babies. The festival included musical acts by Joe McDermott, Staci Gray, & Rockaroni and Cheese!, exhibit tables by Austin baby-friendly resources, face painting and door prizes. At 11am, Austin registerd 32 moms & 34 children participating in the latch on, & over 100 people gathered in support of breastfeeding! Thank you to everyone who came out to join us!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.