Ways to Give

ways to give

Donate Money

Become A Sustaining Supporter by Joining the Friends of the Milk Bank
When you choose to become a Friend of the Milk Bank, you empower MMBA to save babies’ lives and to do so in ways better than we have ever done before. With an annual gift of $250 or more, you can rest assured that 100% of your contribution is directed to our lifesaving programs, and enables MMBA to provide donor human milk to all babies with a medical need.

Honor Someone Special
Honor someone special with a tribute donation and help save a life today! With your donation of $25 or more, MMBA will mail a paper card to the recipient of your choice and inform your special someone of your gift.

Make a Memorial Gift
A memorial donation is a fitting tribute. You can take comfort in knowing your loved ones’ memory will be honored by bringing hope to the 70,000+ babies born every year with a medical need for mothers’ milk. With your memorial donation of $25 or more, we will mail a paper card to the recipient of your choice and inform them of your tribute.

Celebrate Life’s Moments of Joy
Celebrate the joy of life by providing your friends and family with an opportunity to join you in giving back! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, graduation, job promotion, wedding, baby shower/celebration, baptism, Upsherin, or because it’s Tuesday—any excuse celebrating YOU and life’s joy sounds good to us.

Donate Stock or Mutual Funds
Donating appreciate securities, such as stock or mutual funds is a tax-wise approach for providing for medically fragile babies. Many donors choose to make gifts to Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin using long-term appreciated stocks and mutual funds due to the attractive tax advantages associated with such gifts.

The benefits available to you when making a contribution of stock or mutual funds may include:

  • Avoiding federal and state tax on the capital gain;
  • Receiving an income tax deduction (federal and most states) for the full market value of the gift if you itemize deductions on your tax returns and have held the assets one year or longer; or
  • Making a larger gift at a lower original cost to you.

Transfer your securities by DTC through your broker: To learn how to easily transfer your securities to Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin, please contact us for instructions.

Securities held in certificate form: If your securities are held in certificate form, please contact us for specific instructions on transferring your stock to the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin.

Other ways to give securities: Appreciated securities may also be used to fund gift plans that provide payments for life or a number of years, such as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts.

Planned Giving
Planned giving is a great way to make a lasting contribution to a non-profit you care about, a gift that can also result in favorable tax considerations for you. When you plan a gift to the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin in your long-term estate or financial plans, you help ensure MMBA will be here to carry out our mission for many years to come. 

Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving
Workplace giving is another way that you may choose to support the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin. With regular payroll deductions through your workplace you can help us save the lives of thousands of preterm and medically-fragile infants each and every year.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): 41541 
State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC): 470078
City of Austin Combined Charities Campaign (COACC): 1403.

**If you don’t see the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin in your local listing, you can write us in.**

MMBA participates in employer-sponsored payroll deduction campaigns and can help your business create a customized online donation page to support employee giving.

If you have questions about donating to MMBA through your company’s workplace giving campaign, or if you would like to learn more about the tools and resources we can provide, please contact us.

Matching Gifts Program
You may be eligible to double or even triple your donation(s) to the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin through an employer Matching Gift program. Companies and foundations often use various procedures by which employees can request matching gifts: online forms, payroll deductions or paper forms so contact your company’s human resource department to research your options.

If your company uses a paper matching gift form, please complete the employee portion of the form and send it to the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin. We’ll do the rest!

Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin
Attn: Development Director, Matching Gifts
5925 Dillard Circle
Austin, TX 78752

If you, or your company’s representative, have questions about our Matching Gifts Program, please call 512.494.0800.

Funding Volunteer Hours
Funding volunteer hours is a high-rewards way to support MMBA because it achieves your philanthropic goals as well as inspires philanthropy among your staff.

Events

Special Event Sponsorship
A great way for individuals and companies to lend significant, visible support is through sponsoring a special event. For information on upcoming sponsorship opportunities, please check the Events page or contact Tedrah Robertson, Development Director, at (512) 494-0800 or email tedrah@milkbank.org.

FUNdraise for MMBA’s Lifesaving Programs
We love it when our community comes up with a fun and creative way to raise funds for MMBA’s lifesaving programs. From t-shirts and drinks to photos and eats, we want to hear YOUR ideas! 

Host a Special Event
Host a special event in honor of MMBA and YOU can help make a difference in the life of a child. Whether it’s running a 5k, hosting a wine tasting, offering mini photo sessions, throwing a pool party, setting up a neighborhood lemonade stand, or launching a new product, we want to hear about your special event ideas.

We ask that you contact us at least four (4) weeks prior to your event/promotion so we can reviews and respond to any questions. Before submitting your request, please take a moment to review our Fundraising Guidelines. All special event requests can be emailed to Tedrah Robertson, Development Director, at 512.494.0800 or Tedrah@milkbank.org.

Attend an Event
Join us for one of our upcoming events and you’ll have the opportunity to meet fellow supporters, volunteers, and the babies your gift helps save.

In-Kind Donations

In-Kind Donations
From coffee to technology, and everything in between, we welcome unique partnerships that help showcase your talents and services and help us do what we do best. For more details, contact us at 512.494.0800.

Shop & Save

Giving Back In Your Community

AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to MMBA.

To sign up, visit smile.amazon.com and login to your existing Amazon Account. When searching for the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin in Amazon’s database, you can do so by name or by our Employee Identification Number (EIN). MMBA’s EIN number is 74-2883760.

Randalls Good Neighbor Program
Did you know you can give to the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin through your Randalls Remarkable card? 

Just sign up to link our Good Neighbor number (XXX) to your Remarkable card, and every time you make a purchase using your Remarkable card, the total purchase will be automatically credited to the clinic. Randalls will then periodically donate a percentage of the total to MMBA.

To sign up: download the sign up form, fill it out, and return it to any Randalls Courtesy Booth. If you don’t have a Remarkable card, you can go to any Randalls Courtesy Booth and fill out a Remarkable Application form. Fill in the charity “Good Neighbor Program” section. The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin Good Neighbor account number is XXX. To learn more, please visit Randall’s Good Neighbor Program Information Page.

Donate Time

Serve on a Committee
The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin offers individuals the opportunity to serve on one of our multiple volunteer committees. This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about MMBA and play a bigger role in improving the health outcomes of our community’s vulnerable infants. For those interested in playing an even bigger role, committee service can also be a stepping stone to serving on the Board of Directors. To learn more, visit the Join a Committee section of our website.

Join an Events Team
MMBA hosts a variety of fundraising and annual events. We’re always looking for volunteers to help make our event an even bigger success. Whether you’re interested in logistics, recruiting sponsors, coordinating volunteers, or want to help set up decorations and find entertainment, we have a job for you!  

Share Your Time & Talent
Share your time and talent and help improve the health of the thousands of babies born too soon, too small, and too sick. We provide opportunities to work alongside MMBA staff in the office, milk processing labs, and even the community. To find out more visit our Volunteer Your Time section of the website or contact Alison Rogers at Alison@milkbank.org or 512.494.0800.

Additionally, we’re looking for individuals who would like to share their talents. From marketing and graphic design to web analysis and technical support, we rely on volunteers to help and guide us so we can continue to do what we do best…save babies’ lives.

Donate Milk

To learn more about our milk donation process and start the process to see if you qualify to become a milk donor, visit our Donate Milk section of the website.