Drops of Hope


Drops of Hope Create Waves of Giving

Every year more than 72,000 babies in the U.S. are born too soon, too small, or too sick and require donor human milk to survive, grow, and thrive. As we launch our annual Drops of Hope campaign, we invite you to save fragile babies by making a donation the Mothers' Milk Bank.

This year’s Drops of Hope campaign goal is $50,000, a level of giving that would ensure that MMBA will be able to serve thousands of babies in need—not only in Austin, but throughout Texas and 21 other states. When we opened our doors almost twenty years ago we made a promise to never turn away a baby with a medical need for human milk, and we have kept that promise. Over the past year we have experienced a significant increase in the need for charitable assistance, and before the end of this year MMBA will grant over $300,000 of Charitable Care to tiny, vulnerable babies who otherwise would not survive. 

Our Charitable Care Program is 100% philanthropically supported, and relies on the generous gifts  of individuals, businesses, and foundations to enable MMBA to provide life-saving donor human milk to medically-fragile infants. Every child deserves the opportunity to survive and thrive, and YOU can make that happen.

We are excited to announce that, thanks to the Carl C. Anderson, Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation, every dollar you donate will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000. It’s truly an honor to partner with our community for this end of year endeavor, and to celebrate our shared commitment to improving the survival and health outcomes of medically-fragile babies everywhere.


MMBA’s Mission at Work

2018 Drops of Hope Goal: $50,000

Every donation received during Drops of Hope has an immediate impact on the babies and families we serve. Help us reach our 2018 goal by making an easy and secure online donation today.

If you need assistance or have questions please contact Tedrah Robertson, Development Director, at Tedrah@milkbank.org or 512.579.3984.



What Does $50,000 In Action Look Like?

When you make a gift to our Drops of Hope campaign, you bring us one step closer to reaching our $50,000 goal. The money raised during the 2018 Drops of Hope enables MMBA to safely process and dispense 10,753 life-saving ounces of donor human milk, resulting in tens of thousands of meals for medically-fragile babies throughout Texas and 21 others states.

How Your Gifts Will Help MMBA Feed Babies in Need
$50,000 = 32,259 meals for a 1-pound baby
$50,000 = 10,753 meals for a 2-pound baby
$50,000 = 7,169 meals for a 3-pound baby


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