NYSBC Awarded Mini-Grants to Local Coalition  for 2017 WBW Activities

 

Congratulations to our winning breastfeeding coalition:

                                                                 BABE

Please see the note below for a summary of their event...
 
Thank you for the opportunity to compete for the 2017 mini grant. We used the $250.00 toward the purchase of lunch for our attendees. Please see attached documents as requested. 
Our BABE Annual World Breastfeeding Week Celebration took place On Friday,  August 4, 2017 under the tent at the spacious Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn. Close to four hundred women and children were in attendance. We had guest speakers from USDA as well as from NY State Department of Health. USDA gave certificates to several WIC programs in recognition of  their achievements in breastfeeding. We also had dancers, musicians and vocalists who entertained our audience. The breastfeeding message was also reinforced by the many community partners who came out to table and provide additional outreach and support to our attendees. The NY Milk Bank gave us gifts to be raffled off to the many pregnant and breastfeeding women in our audience. We are so appreciative of the $250.00 grant which we applied toward the purchase of bag lunches for our attendees. 
Thank you again for this opportunity which helped make our celebration so successful. We therefore look forward to an ongoing mutually beneficial relationship with you and the N.Y. State Breastfeeding Coalition. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Eileen Buckner 
BABE Corresponding Secretary
 
 
Congratulations to the Finger Lakes Breastfeeding Partnership and the Madison County Healthy Start Partnership  -  details and photos coming soon!