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El Jardin Birth and Family Resource Center
Support, Education & Empowerment for Moms and Growing Families

Causes: Education, Health and Wellness, Women's Issues

Past Giving Day campaigns made the Breastfeeding Garden a reality, helped us bring Music with Maria to hundreds of families, and supported advocacy efforts with our film, Birth in Pieces.

Last year, we were forced to move all programming online, but with your support we made it through the year.

This year, we are happy to announce that we are planning our re-opening in 2022!

This year’s funds will be used to safely re-open the Breastfeeding Garden to offer in-person support and to plan new programming and events for growing families.

Our goal is to raise $6,000.

What is the Breastfeeding Garden? The Garden keeps growing! Started in 2017, the Breastfeeding Garden is a weekly peer-to-peer breastfeeding support group. Volunteer lactation consultants often facilitate the group and assistance is available to both English and Spanish speakers. Approximately 15-20 moms/families visit the Garden to give/receive support on any given Friday. This is a free community resource open to all. It is currently meeting online.

Here’s a breakdown of how the funds will be allocated: $1,000 - safety (ex: indoor air filters for the Garden, hand sanitizer, and disposable masks)

$1,000 - rent and a possible move (the building where we’ve held our Friday sessions is still on the market and may be sold at any time)

$4,000 - programming and event expenses (honorariums for guest speakers, pay for instructors, and supplies as needed) so that we can keep our classes free!

Thank you for helping mamas and babies get a strong start in our community! Supported birth, bonding, and breastfeeding…this is an empowering start for our children. Muchas gracias.