The short answer: I donate so that the non-profit I turned to when I was losing my supply and trying to nurse my 6-month-old son can continue to be there for scared new parents.
We all have our own story, and while working with the BRC for several years now, every time I tell someone I’m a board member I get to hear their glowing experience with our amazing staff.
Like most new families- we don’t have a ton of extra money to go around. Between diapers, kids activities for three boys and emergency trips to the pediatric dentist (!!!!), we feel lucky when we can treat ourselves to a sitter and a night out.
I always thought that being a donor meant that you had tons of extra money sitting around, but after I started volunteering at the BRC and sitting on the board as the chair of the Communications Committee, I realized that really, every little bit helps.
Even $50 once a year helps cover the cost of a visit for a parent and baby with insurance coverage. Add another $100, and you can cover the cost for a parent and child who aren’t covered by insurance.
The more involved I am with the BRC, the more I’ve increased my donations.
When I found out support groups were free? Amazing workshops led by our OTs on speech and development, also free? Sliding scale payments with access to expert board certified lactation consultants?
There are a lot of reasons I donate my time and money to the BRC, but the most important reasons are personal. The encouraging phone call I got from Colette (our amazing Executive Director and IBCLC) to follow up after our visit and the care and attention I received at our visit are something I want everyone to have access to.
What are your reasons for donating to the BRC?
Kate Wilcox Tarr is a freelance journalist, adult and kids yoga teacher and has been a board member and donor at the BRC for 3 years. She lives in Warrington with her husband and together they have three boys; Benjamin, 5, Henry, 4, and Oliver, 2 and two crazy dogs.