The Nurturing Life Foundation has donated to these fine programs and organizations:
Charlotte's Miracle story has been shared by people all over the world. Our sweet Charlotte Rose has continued to touch so many hearts. As a result, another company has stepped forward to donate to our milk fund. Thank you so much for your generous gift. Read more about this inspirational story at Charlotte's Miracle Milk Fund.
Trees, Water & People
Throughout Central America, more than 80% of families cook their meals over open wood fires. These families don't have access to alternative fuel sources and can't afford to buy electric or gas stoves. Fuel-Efficient Cookstove Program
- These clean cookstove projects create jobs, save families money on daily fuel costs, improve human health and the environment, and are designed to be sustainable well into the future.
Reforestation Program - These projects not only help to protect native forests and watersheds, but improve people's lives by protecting their health and raising their standard of living.
Trees, Water & People is honored to work with Motherlove and we hope that we can continue this
valuable relationship into the future. Together, we are helping both people and the planet!
For a greener future,
—Claudia Maria Menendez - International Program Coordinator
Realities For Children
Serves the needs of abused and neglected children in Larimer County. This private organization effectively creates a safety net of services so that the most vulnerable members of the community are provided for.
Keeping Dreams Alive
"The Realities For Children's Keeping Dreams Alive program encourages abused children in the social services system to pursue their dreams - providing an invitation and opportunity to dream fearlessly and inspire all children - especially those who have endured the betrayal and atrocities of childhood abuse, to keep their dreams alive and ultimately become triumphant over their abusive pasts. Thanks to the support of the great people of Motherlove we have been able to reach even beyond our dreams of the opportunities and encouragement we could offer these amazing children."
—Craig A Secher - Realities For Children Charities
Realities For Children Triumph Awards
The Realities For Children Triumph Awards were created in 2001 to honor and provide recognition for exceptional youth in our community who have overcome the adversities of childhood abuse and neglect in their lives.
Triumph Award Profiles
Realities For Children Night Lights
Brightening the Lives of Abused Children -
Help us light up The Big Blue Tree with NightLights for abused children! You can take a child out of the darkness of abuse and make their holiday brighter by becoming a NightLights sponsor.
Mountain Park Environmental Center
- Beulah, CO
“What a summer of camps! Our campers backpacked, rode horses, hiked the trails, learned about trees and ecosystems and had the time of their lives.
More than half of the children who participated in our Summer Camps required a scholarship to be able to have this experience. Thanks to your donation, 46 children
who otherwise would not have been able to attend camp, got to spend many precious hours having a blast in Nature!”
—Dave Van Manen, Director
Birds and Bees, Flowers and Trees Program through MPEC
A weekend program for teen girls ages 12-15. Using a blend of sex education and nature education, this program empowers girls to be comfortable and
knowledgeable about their bodies and the world around them in order to make healthy choices, care for the environment, and have thoughtful relationships.
Bird & Bees Camp Profile
On behalf of the girls in the photo, I want to extend my most heartfelt thanks for your support of the Birds and the Bees Camp at the MPEC!
This was such a great opportunity for them and we are looking forward to the July session.
—Kirsten Townley, Health Educator
Partners Mentoring Youth
Partners Mentoring Youth creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and youth facing challenges in their personal, social and/or academic lives.
Food Bank for Larimer County
We work to provide food to all in need through community partnerships and hunger-relief programs. Staffed by 29 employees and supported by 2,000 volunteers, the Food Bank distributed more than 7.8 million pounds of food in 2010.
Habitat for Humanity
“Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your contribution in support of our home building program. This donation made to our Women Build program
will help build a home (for) a hard-working single mother. Your support does more than build houses; it rebuilds lives and gives the gift of hope!”
—Candance Mayo, Executive Director
Women Build Program Profile
WomenGive - Fort Collins, CO
By improving access to educational opportunities, childcare and other services, WomenGive funds programs and legislation that furthers women's self sufficiency.
Since 1986, Project Self-Sufficiency (PS-S) has been assisting low-income single parents in their efforts to achieve
economic independence, and become free from community and government assistance.
An annual charity event benefiting Food Bank for Larimer County and Neighbor to Neighbor. These two organizations provide the most basic needs - food and housing - to struggling families in Larimer County. The Taste Profile
Rising Stars Camp
So many youth are reaching for a sanctuary where they can engage in learning while also understanding how spirituality fits into their everyday world. Youth will learn about farm/ranch work, horseback riding, and daily centering and meditation, as well as lectures on life and work skills necessary to navigate their daily life.
Nurse-Family Partnership is a nurse home visiting program that
improves the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of low-income,
first-time parents and their children.
Nurse-Family Partnership Program Profile
Cocoon Enterprises, Inc.
Offers a wide array of education for families in the childbearing
year, including childbirth preparation, nurturing pregnancy, and
breastfeeding classes. Cocoon Enterprises receives grant funding to
provide access to these services for all families regardless of the
ability to pay.
On Track's Healthy Babies Program
An early intervention program for pregnant woman who are using or at high risk of using alcohol or other drugs. Healthy Babies Outreach Workers establish trusting relationships with families through education, case management, home visitation and ongoing support services.
Read one of our Healthy Babies "Success Stories"...
BELLAS (Breastfeeding Encouragement, Learning, Liaison, and Support) - Charlotte, NC
"This program is recognized as a viable resource for low income, minority and teenage mothers who often lack the resources to obtain lactation assistance.
Your donation will enable BELLAS to train 6 peer counselors. The peer counselors gain a new sense of empowerment and confidence that is life-changing."
—Jan Ellen Brown
Breastfeeding Resource Center
The Breastfeeding Resource Center (BRC) would like to thank Nurturing Life Foundation for your steadfast support of breastfeeding. Unfortunately when mothers encounter feeding obstacles, access to help is virtually non-existent, especially for the underserved in Philadelphia. In 2003, the BRC opened its doors as a community based nonprofit corporation committed to providing expert clinical and educational breastfeeding services for uninsured, under-insured or low-income families. We also provide a variety of direct services that can't be found anywhere but the BRC. Services are catered to client's individual needs from pregnancy through weaning, including: prenatal consults, problem-solving consults, back-to-work planning, and weight checks.
—Colette Acker, BS, IBCLC, Executive Director
Breastfeeding Resource Center Profile
Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation
Thank you very much for your donation to support a part-time lactation specialist at Clara Maass Medical Center. Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC), a 465-bed nonprofit, nonsectarian community hospital founded in 1868, provides health care regardless of an individual's ability to pay. Last year, close to 2000 babies were born at Clara Maass and the majority of mothers who gave birth here were from low or very low income families. These women are in particular need of education and training in breast feeding. Your generous donation will help make that possible.
—Marcia Fusilli, Director of Development
La Leche League
“Thank you for your donation to La Leche League International. Your donation to the Peer Counselor program makes a difference. As requested, your donation
will be used for two women to receive scholarships to continue their training. We are grateful for your gift to support LLLI in our work to help mothers worldwide
—Hedy Nuriel, Executive Director
LLL Peer Counselor Program Donation Profile
The LLI Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program has led women
from welfare to work by providing education, communication, counseling skills and on-going personal and breastfeeding support. The program was originally designed to
reach mothers in low income minority populations who have a low incidence of breastfeeding and traditionally have had limited or no access to breastfeeding information
and support. The BPC Programs have been very successful at finding minority mothers who have breastfeeding experience and who are committed to promoting breastfeeding
in their communities.
The Maternal Wellness Center - Philadelphia, PA
The Healthy Mom's Initiative provides holistic birth education programs to low-income women. These programs include yoga and nutritional counseling,
the benefits of breastfeeding, making informed decisions on birth and baby care, and developing healthy relationships.
Thank you again to the Nurturing Life Foundation for giving us the
opportunity to provide these resources. We have enrolled 15 women
into our Healthy Moms Initiative. Here
are some of their stories.
Woman's Hospital - Baton Rouge, LA
“We have all seen the devastating affects Hurricane Katrina had on Louisiana and Mississippi. Since the hurricane,
Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge has taken in many critical babies and new moms whose home towns were affected by the storm.
Simply Retail was able to purchase infant car seats at cost for the hospital. Because of your generous donation, we have been able
to donate over 50 car seats to Woman’s Hospital!”
—Mindy Thompson, President and Founder of Simply Retail
Save The Children
Save the Children is racing to bring lifesaving supplies to survivors after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti left tens of thousands of children and adults dead or homeless. They have distributed food, water and hygiene supplies to a hospital in Port-au-Prince, which is affiliated with two orphanages, reaching more than 2,000 people. More lifesaving aid is on the way.
Doctors Without Borders
Based on the humanitarian principles of medical ethics and impartiality. The organization is committed to bringing quality medical care to people in crisis regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation.
American Red Cross
“On behalf of your Centennial Chapter and the American Red Cross, we deeply appreciate your support for our relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane
Katrina. Locally, we assisted nearly 200 families who came to our area, and we deployed more than 150 locally-trained volunteers to help in the
disaster. I can tell you that your gift was invested wisely, and was spent carefully.”
—Ken Williams, CEO Centennial Chapter
The Sulayman Jungkung General Hospital - Bwaim, The Republic of The Gambia, West Africa
With the installation of solar panels, the Sulayman Jungkung General Hospital
will have a reliable power supply to provide clean running water. The hospital will have power to run incubators.
Refrigeration means vaccines are safe and a blood bank can be established.