Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7, 2014) by attending a private outdoor screening of Breastmilk: The Movie produced by Ricki Lake, on Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 7pm. Proceeds from this Mother’s Night Out event will benefit the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes. Marissa Grossenbach, a tireless breastfeeding advocate and Chair of the Mothers’ Milk Bank Board of Directors, has graciously opened her home for this event, and will be matching all donations! Your $25 donation includes the movie, wine, and appetizers provided by Whole Foods Market Schaumburg. Purchase your advance tickets now through PayPal.
Little Lake County is a long-time supporter of the important work of the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes. The Milk Bank seeks to assist families with preterm and ill babies by providing pasteurized donor human milk by prescription and to raise awareness about the benefits of human milk as a standard of care. Human milk fulfills a medical need to at-risk infants beyond their nutritional needs by actually helping to fight disease. Additionally, it is more easily digested by their fragile systems. For families unable to nurse a sick child, the Milk Bank will not only promote healthy beginnings but can save lives.
The Milk Bank has just secured a location donated to them in Vernon Hills. $500,000 more is needed to open the facility which includes the renovations to create the pasteurization lab, purchase equipment and freezers, etc. Already there are 26 milk depots open, yet none operating in Lake County. Plans are in motion to open a milk depot soon in Mundelein; but in the meantime, moms can drop off donated milk at New Mother New Baby in Northbrook and in Racine, Wisconsin. To learn more about the requirements for becoming a milk donor, click here. To learn about how you can get involved by donating time, money or goods and services, visit their volunteer page.
Mom’s Night Out featuring Breastmilk: The Movie Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 7pm At the Home of Marissa Grossenbach in Lincolnshire $25 tickets available here and includes movie, wine, and appetizers All donations will be matched For more information visit the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes online or connect with them via Facebook and Twitter