El Jardin Birth and Family Resource Center
El Jardin offers support, education & empowerment for all parents and Growing Families. We specialize in breastfeeding help and peer-to-peer support.

Causes: Education, Health and Mental Well-being, 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.

Lasat year we were happy to re-open in April, 2022! Our groups and lactation visits were very successful all year. And then,…..

In summer 2023 El Jardin lost our office and the room in which we were provide privacy and hold our weekly get togethers. Fortunately, One Grub Community Diner has been generous in sharing space. Its a temporary solution.

This year’s funds will be used to continue to safely offer Breastfeeding Garden groups on Tuesdays as well as in-person support for breastfeeding. We are actively looking for our own space again, and that will be our major expense in 2024.

We are planning workshops specifically on breastfeeding, parenting, and mental health 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 facilitate the group and assistance is available to both English and Spanish speakers. Approximately 10 moms/families visit the Garden to give/receive support on any given Tuesday. This is a free community resource open to all.

Here’s a breakdown of how the funds will be allocated: $500- safety (ex: indoor air filters for the Garden, hand sanitizer, and disposable masks)

$1,500 - rent and a possible move (the building where we held our Friday sessions was sold once and is on the market again)

$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.