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World Breastfeeding Week Celebrations Donation Flyers Prepared For Life

By the LLL USA WBWC Team
From New Beginnings, Vol. 28 No. 3, 2009, pp. 38-39

CALLING ALL LLL MEMBERS.

Put yourself on the waiting list now for the 2010 World Breastfeeding Week Celebrations Donation Flyer.

In 2009, World Breastfeeding Week Celebrations gave away 5,000 tri-fold donation brochures to registered La Leche League Groups.

The beautiful 2009 WBWC logo was donated by Illinois Leader Loretta McCallister, Graphic artist, Paul Torgus, son of long-time Leader Judy Torgus, did the graphic design of the brochure. The brochure was financed by the three 2009 Elite Platinum WBWC Sponsors: ERGO Baby, Motherlove Herbal Company, and Mothering magazine. These Elite dual sponsors provide support for both WBWC and the LLL Breastfeeding Helpline.

"The brochures, as official LLL documents, helped to educate our potential donors while also setting the scene for a worldwide fundraiser. We are still busy planning for our picnic and are moving ahead as we have received a positive response for attendance. Thanks so much for supplying the brochures."

Lauren Sullivan, LLL of Hackettstown NJ

The brochure focuses on how breastfeeding Prepares a Baby for Life and includes a section about the LLL Breastfeeding Helpline -- US -- detailing the services provided and the free phone number. We especially want to thank our members who so generously provided their beautiful pictures of themselves and their precious babies. Thank you to: Tara McElfresh and baby Eamonn, Jennifer Craig and baby Ziporah Ann, Jane Strutt Izzard and baby Samuel, Lori Brown and baby Chloe Amelia, Rovonne Roberts and baby Kai.

"The brochures make it so easy for a donor to use a credit or debit card to make a donation. Our tiny LLL Group appreciates the help of the brochure for our fundraising efforts."

Carroll Beckham, LLL of Carteret County, NC

A dream WBWC has is that every member will mail just two brochures to a family member or friend. If that happened, we would have 100% participation in WBWC and there would be funds to fulfil the mission of La Leche League in the USA. Also, since the secure, no fee, donation Web site is listed, no return envelope is necessary.

"We are printing postcards to publicize our baby fair and will clip one donation brochure to each postcard. We distribute them through hospitals (their childbirth and breastfeeding classes, mostly) and through local OB/GYN and pediatrician offices."

Rebecca Ruhlen, LLL of Lake Norman, NC

Next year we plan to print even more copies and have them available earlier to meet the demand. If you would like to be on the list to obtain the 2010 brochures in the spring, send an email to Pat at pbjoh@hotmail.com

"LLL of Dunwoody, GA has posted the brochures on our email list and Web site. We’ve also shared and discussed at each meeting different corporate sponsor possibilities and how other Groups have used their brochures to help raise awareness and money during WBW."

Carla Bosman

To read the brochure, go to http://lllusa.org/wbw/kit/2009/donation_brochure_09.pdf

"We are thrilled to have professional flyers! We use our flyers when speaking directly with local businesses when soliciting donations—the visual media is a subtle but effective way to convey fundraising goals. The flyers also stand out on bulletin boards at local libraries and community centers and are great to hand out at meetings. We can never have enough ways to show what we do and why we do it. Thanks again!"

Sarah Blunkosky & Julie Palian, LLL of Stafford/Quantico, VA

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