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Donate money

One-time and recurring financial gifts are easy to set-up and can be directed towards supporting a specific program such as Charitable Care or Research. Donate in honor or in memorial of a loved one, and we’ll send a hand-written thank you card. Not sure how much to give? Many of our supporters give in increments of $5.42, the cost of one ounce of 22 calorie milk.

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Employer matching funds

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Employer matching funds

Set up an automatic payroll deduction so you’ll support the milk bank with every paycheck. To double your impact, ask if your employer will match your gift.

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

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

We participate 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 us 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) 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 mail it to us. We’ll do the rest!

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

In-kind donation

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In-kind donation

Donate your professional service or products to reduce our operating costs.

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Stocks

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Stocks

We accept gifts of stock and mutual funds, and you may realize tax saving by donating appreciated shares.

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Fundraising events

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Fundraising events

Host a fundraiser in your own community, or sponsor one of our upcoming events. Many of our supporters have requested gifts to us instead of birthday or other event gifts. Facebook fundraisers are a particularly easy way to raise money in celebration of your birthday!

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Legacy giving

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Legacy giving

Leave a legacy by naming Mothers’ Milk Bank Austin as a beneficiary in your will or estate planning

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Volunteer your time

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Volunteer your time

You can contribute your time and talent to improve the health of preterm and sick babies while peeking behind the scenes of the world’s largest non-profit milk bank!

We’re committed to thoroughly training our community volunteers and spend lots of time investing in them, so we ask those who are interested in lab opportunities to commit to a regular weekly or bi-weekly shift for a minimum of 3 or 6 months. Administrative volunteer opportunities do not require a time commitment and our team can always use the help!

Typical opportunities

  • Lab: Receive onsite training to participate in milk logging and/or processing while being supervised by experienced staff. Lab shifts are two hours each on Tuesday through Friday, 10 am-4 pm.
  • Administrative: Help with office projects such as filing, mailings, and event prep. Administrative shifts are one to four hours each on Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm. Non-mobile babies are welcome to tag along..

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Join a committee

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Join a committee

Standing Committees

Serving on a committee is another way to support good outcomes for vulnerable babies, and for those interested in playing an even bigger role, committee service can be a stepping stone to serving on the Board of Directors. Email our Executive Director Kim Updegrove to express interest and learn more about the roles and responsibilities.

Community development

Responsibilities:

  • Builds and maintains a community of supporters by developing relationships with members of the community
  • Conducts strategic planning for the Ambassador program
  • Raises awareness of milk banking
  • Recruits milk donors, financial donors and volunteers in the Central Texas area
  • Helps more businesses become mother-friendly

Tenant

Responsibilities:

  • Builds and maintains relationship with tenant of the building
  • Oversees process for site build out, hiring of construction manager and maintenance
  • Reviews plans and contracts
  • Verifies lease compliance
  • Guides responses to tenant requests and needs

Go Big

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts strategic planning to reach goal of every Level 3 and 4 NICU in the US provide donor human milk.
  • Maps overall progress towards goal
  • Identifies and addresses barriers to reaching goal

Executive

Responsibilities:

  • Hires and evaluates Executive Director.
  • Has authority delegated by Board to act on behalf of Board during interim between Board meetings
  • Oversees development of annual budget, operating plan, and program evaluation
  • Ensures good communication and expectations between the Board and MMBA

Finance

Responsibilities:

  • Engagement of the organization’s Auditor, and support of the audit process
  • Oversees financial and accounting practices, including review of financial policies and controls
  • Acts as a sounding board for the Executive Director and Board of Directors when making significant financial decisions
  • Reviews the annual budget of the organization and provide feedback and comment
  • Supports the Committee Chair as the financial liaison to the MMBA Board of Directors
  • Supports MMBA’s sustainability through the analysis of financial feasibility of potential new products, and pricing structures

Research

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts research to quantify and optimize the unique therapeutic, nutritional benefits of human milk
  • Develops and distributes a donor human milk product optimized for very low birth weight preterm infant
  • Reviews and approves all requested research efforts involving MMBA resources
  • Advises on research lab
  • Verifies that the research lab meets FDA requirements
  • Identifies and negotiates with potential research partners and teaching institutions
  • Surveys and collaborates with partner hospitals on additional product lines for MMBA to develop
  • Coordinates with Executive Director to fund research projects and equipment purchases
  • Through MMBA website, describes research that is being conducted

Governance & nominations

Responsibilities:

  • Identifies board development needs
  • Manages annual process to identify, recruit, and orient new board members
  • Communicates with committee chairs about potential board candidates
  • Works with staff to maintain an up-to-date prospective board member information packet, board orientation process, and shared file repository
  • Establishes a historical archive (on-going record) of board members, terms of service, and brief biographies (including photos) to be used in appreciation ceremonies and annual giving solicitations.
  • Establishes a basic slate of expertise that is necessary to maintain a healthy diversity on the board of directors (i.e. lawyer, controller, neonatologist, lactation consultant)
  • Reviews bylaws and recommends changes; ensures that board policies conform with bylaws

Compliance

Responsibilities:

  • Meets annually to review MMBA policies and procedures

Amplify Austin

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement vision and strategy for 2021 Amplify Austin Day

Health Care Provider Education

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategy for educating health care providers about breastfeeding and donor human milk

Conference

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement vision and strategy for MMBA-hosted conferences, including HMBANA 2022

Shop and save

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Shop and save

Choose us as your beneficiary when shopping through AmazonSmile, GiveBuy, and Randall’s so we get kickbacks at no cost to you.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support us 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 Mothers’ Milk Bank 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.

GiveBuy

Over 600 online retailers will donate up to 10% of your purchases to Mothers’ Milk Bank and not charge you a single penny extra. Install the Givebuy add-on to your browser, and it will automatically kick-in whenever you’re on a partnered store and earn free donations for Mothers’ Milk Bank Austin with any purchase you make.

Randalls Good Neighbor Program

You can give to Mothers’ Milk Bank Austin through your Randalls Remarkable card!

Just sign up to link our Good Neighbor number (8474) 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. Our Good Neighbor account number is 8474. To learn more, please visit Randall’s Good Neighbor Program Information Page.

Partner with us

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Partner with us

We need ambassadors in Austin, around the country, around the world (?!) to spread the word about donating milk and milk banking! Our number one need is always for new milk donors. Each time you tell a new or expecting mom that they can save lives by pumping 100 extra ounces or more, you help us keep our lab staff busy and our partner hospitals full of donor human milk for babies in need.

If you have ideas or need guidance on how you can support our mission in your own community, reach out to us by phone or email. We’d love to learn about your talents, connections, and passions and collaborate on a partnership that feels right.

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