Remember when I was trying to decide which local mother & child organization to donate a portion of sales from The Expanded Visions Collection to?
I've decided to contribute to the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank (I’ve actually had them in mind all along).
The Northwest Mothers Milk Bank's mission is: To collect, pasteurize and distribute donor human milk to meet medical needs.
I am honored to have $130 for them so far. If you'd like to purchase one of the paintings in this collection (and further support NWMMB) Come Check Out The Available Paintings!
The Northwest Mothers Milk Bank is saving the lives of babies and changing the lives of families. I am honored to have $130 for them, so far.
Why do we need a milk bank in the Northwest?
Currently, US milk banks cannot meet the need for donor milk. The closest milk banks are in San Jose, California and Denver, Colorado. This can mean increased transportation costs and time and occasionally limited availability when providing donor milk to our area. Oregon and Washington have two of the highest breastfeeding rates in the United States with the potential to have sufficient breast milk donors to serve infants throughout the Northwest region and other parts of the US. A committed group of volunteers is developing a human milk bank to serve the Northwest.
What is a Milk Bank? (from the NWMMB website)
A milk bank screens, collects, processes and dispenses donated human milk as a community service, providing human milk to babies whose own mothers cannot supply the milk to meet their baby’s needs.
The Northwest Mothers Milk Bank has been designated a "Developing Milk Bank" by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. HMBANA members meet strict standards for screening of donors and processing of milk.
There are currently eleven milk banks serving North America. Milk Bank locations.
There are currently 7 Original Paintings Remaining in
The Expanded Visions Collection.
Here are a few:
Escaping Ordinary, 10x10 ~ $130
Let me know if you have any questions,
Have a great day!
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