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Help Start a Milk Bank in New England With an Online Vote

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Human milk banks have been around since the early 1900′s, providing donated breast milk to babies who are sick or premature. There are currently 11 milk banks in the United States, including a new one about to open in the New England area.
Tanya, of the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog, is trying to raise money for the launch of the Mothers’ Milk Bank of New England. She’s entered 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 each month.
On her blog, Tanya writes:
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.
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.



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