Our primary supporter is the Wright Family Foundation. Through a partnership with the Wright Family Foundation and generous community support, which began in September 2020, we were able to cover our startup costs and begin serving our community.
The Wright Family Foundation has also provided us with our home - a commercial grade kitchen in Te Papaiōea Birthing Centre, where we can safely conduct pasteurising operations and securely store the donor milk.
Our pasteuriser was generously donated by Sir Patrick Higgins. Having such amazing equipment to work with, helps ensure the highest level of safety of our pasteurised donor milk. The Sterifeed T30 Human Milk Pasteuriser was built overseas, especially for Whāngai Ora Milk Bank, and arrived in March 2021.
We are also supported by the MidCentral District Health Board, who have provided us with documentation resources, medical contacts. We are grateful for the support from the staff at the MidCentral DHB for providing us with documentation resources, medical information and liaising with us to make our milk bank a success. Their support in making our mission to serve the vulnerable pēpi of MidCentral DHB has been hugely appreciated.
The fees for our donor blood tests have been generously heavily subsidised by Medlab Central.
We value the contribution of all ours sponsors and donors. Without you, we could not be successful in our work.
If you would like to help keep the Milk Bank functioning, please consider donating to us, providing something on our Wish List, or purchasing an item from our store.
We rely on the support and sponsorship from businesses and the wider community.
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We are a community organisation that relies on volunteers to run effectively for our pēpi & their whānau.
If you'd like to be involved please get in touch.
We thank you in advance for your support!