A few weeks ago Jen at The Lactivist pointed me to an online competition at a site called IdeaBlob. The contest allows anyone to post a business or non-profit idea and compete for $10,000, given away each month.
Jen suggested that we try to raise some needed money for the startup of the Mothers Milk Bank of New England. Despite the large number of hospitals in our region, the nearest milk banks to our area are in North Carolina and Ohio! My local breastfeeding coalition has been working to establish a milk collection depot in our area.
The Milk Bank needs money for 1) processing and storage equipment, 2) a "Milk Money" fund to help families whose insurance won't cover processing fees, and 3) marketing materials to get the word out about the new bank.
So, here's our chance to make a big difference today. Here's what to do:
- Go to the Milk Bank page on IdeaBlob, and vote for this project! You have to register first and confirm by email, which doesn't take long.
- Blog or post about this wherever you can to help bring in more votes.
Thank you for your time today! And cross your fingers...