Support the Big Latch On

Help sustain and grow the Big Latch On. Bring more support to moms, children, families and communities. Make breastfeeding a normal part of life.
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Joanne Edwards
Community
Portland
United States
2 Team Members

Imagine a world where every family was supported, nurtured by their community, and where breastfeeding is a normal part of life. The Big Latch On encourages and supports communities in making breastfeeding a normal part of everyday life, and identifying opportunities to provide on-going support for families.

We organise the most amazing, fun, global event, providing tools and support for a grass roots, community based celebration of families every August during World Breastfeeding Week. With the Big Latch On, we are changing the world by celebrating families and breastfeeding in each community.

We want to grow the Big Latch On until every family can walk to a location in their neighbourhood. We want to encourage more communities to host the Big Latch On and to create ongoing local resources and support for families.  But there are just a few very passionate people behind the global Big Latch On, Sarah and Joanne. By playing lots of different roles, using favours from friends and family and support from few dedicated volunteers, Sarah and Joanne make sure the Big Latch On happens each year. 2013 was their fourth year of volunteering to coordinate this global event, and the Big Latch On had nearly 15,000 children breastfeeding, with over 40,000 people attending, supporting, hosting and volunteering.

The Big Latch On could be so much bigger, more efficient and effective. It could support many more families and communities.

To do this we need your support to build a non-profit and the infrastructure to sustain and grow the Big Latch On. Without your support the Big Latch On will not be able to continue. Please spread the word, consider donating, volunteering, or hosting a Big Latch On event at a location in your community.  When we reach our $30k goal we will announce the Big Latch On 2014 dates and create the Big Latch On non profit.  In the gallery you can see details on how the $30K will be spent.

Thank you so much for considering donating to the Big Latch On, please see the side panel for more details about perks. 

Please note as WABA Endorser - We do not and will not accept funds or gifts from manufacturers or distributors of breastmilk substitutes, related equipment such as feeding bottles and teats, commercial foods for breastfeeding mothers, or commercial complementary foods.

We’re celebrating women and children and families. We’re creating communities and raising awareness. We’re removing  isolation and nurturing friendships as we nurture our children in supportive, accepting environments.

Thank you for being part of this community. 


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  • $2USD
    Every Drop Counts

    You believe in the Big Latch On and Breastfeeding, we are very grateful for you and your support Thank you so much its great to have you in our community - email newsletters will be heading your way soon!

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  • $5USD
    Thank you

    Thank you so much. You become part of our community and receive regular email updates. Help spread the word, lets celebrate family and community together.

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  • $10USD
    Special Bonus

    Bonus prize draw entry to win special prizes, details coming soon. Thank you so much. You become part of our community and receive regular email updates and get one entry into the prize draw. Help spread the word, lets celebrate family and community together.

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  • $25USD
    Support

    You are supporting lots of women around the world, please wear your limited edition supporters button with pride. Thank you so much and enjoy the community email updates.

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  • $35USD
    Nurture

    Thank you for helping us to nurture locations, you will receive a limited edition supporters wristband and we will send one wristband to a registered location to help them celebrate the Big Latch On 2014. Welcome to our community, please enjoy the email updates.

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  • $50USD
    Embrace a Family

    A special limited edition postcard, button and wristband will be coming to you along with our lovely community email updates and our thanks. We will also send a set (postcard, button and wristband) to a Big Latch On family via one of our registered locations. Thank you for making this event extra special for one family.

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  • $100USD
    Express Your Support

    Everything you need to tell the world you support the Big Latch On, breastfeeding and families. With a thank you note, you will get a Special Limited Edition T Shirt, a temporary tattoo transfer, wristband and button.

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  • $250USD
    Grow a Community

    You get to shout about your support with a Special Limited Edition T Shirt, a temporary tattoo transfer, wristband and button and you get a personal thank you note. Plus if we reach our maximum stretch goal ($200,000) you will be sponsoring a host box filled with supplies to run the Big Latch On and helping one community to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and build lasting support for families. Thank you

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  • $500USD
    Grow a Community plus

    You get to shout about your support with a Thank You on Our Website, a Special Limited Edition T Shirt, a temporary tattoo transfer, wristband and button and you get a personal thank you note. Plus if we reach our maximum stretch goal ($200,000) you will be sponsoring a host box filled with supplies to run the Big Latch On and helping one community to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and build lasting support for families. Thank you

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  • $750USD
    Celebrate

    You supply the bubbles and we will send you a Limited Edition Signed Print of the 2014 Big Latch On artwork, to admire while you celebrate. Of course we will send you a personal thank you note, wristband and button and put a special thank you on our website.

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  • $750USD
    Celebrate with a twist

    You supply the bubbles and we will send you a Limited Edition Signed Print of the Big Latch On Tattoo artwork, to admire while you celebrate. Of course we will send you a personal thank you note, wristband and button and put a special thank you on our website.

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  • $1,000USD
    Hooray

    Time to decorate the walls, you will receive a Limited Edition Signed Print of the Big Latch On 2014 art work and the Big Latch On Tattoo artwork plus a special limited edition T shirt and a special thank you on our website and in our newsletter.

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  • $5,000USD
    Milk Mates

    Let's talk about how we can thank you and acknowledge your support in a significant way

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