FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
BirthNetwork National Announces Chapter Mini Grant Awards
Birmingham, MI, May 25, 2012- BirthNetwork National announces chapter mini grant awards. The purpose of these grants is to further the mission of BirthNetwork National and to promote Mother- Friendly Care. Grant funds promote local BirthNetwork National chapter advocacy projects and events across the country. Awards cover a variety of projects and events from breastfeeding tents to film showings.
Evansville BirthNetwork (Evansville, IN) will hold an online survey on recent Indiana birth experiences. Knoxville BirthNetwork (Knoxville, TN) will host a BOLD production and start a lending library. Upstate South Carolina BirthNetwork (Greenville, Pickens, Oconee and Spartanburg counties, SC) will promote local mother-friendly care through a postcard campaign. Solano BirthNetwork (Solano County, CA) will provide a breastfeeding tent for local farmers markets and concerts. Buffalo BirthNetwork (Buffalo, NY) will host a Birth Film Festival. Long Island BirthNetwork (Long Island, NY) will also host a BOLD production. Central Jersey BirthNetwork (New Jersey) will provide a breastfeeding tent and exhibit and at the Soulsational Festival and MonCo Breastfeeding Conference . Capital Area BirthNetwork (Lansing, MI) will promote Mother- Friendly care in a local exhibit.
Funding for BirthNetwork National comes from membership fees, grants and donations. The majority of membership fees go directly to local BirthNetwork National chapters across the country.
BirthNetwork National is a 501c3 organization. BirthNetwork National is a grassroots group of birth advocates, many of whom are professionals, working together to improve pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding on a local and national level. BirthNetwork National has 41 chapters across the country.
Michal Klau-Stevens, LCCE, President, BirthNetwork National