2018 Mini-Grant: LLL Italy

LLL Leader Francesca Parisi applied for a Mini-Grant to undertake an LLL “Breastfeeding Tour of Southern Italy” in order to expand LLL reach in an underserved part of the country. She shares this report of the tour: The tour of the south is divided into three parts: a day in Melfi (Potenza) Basilicata a tour…

2020 Mini-Grant: LLL Israel

Vered Leb, a Leader on the LLL Israel Inclusivity Committee, led the application for a Mini-Grant to help provide breastfeeding education materials for Arabic-speaking mothers in Israel. The project team was able to employ the grant money wisely to deliver information in many different formats. Specifically, the team translated many articles from Hebrew into Arabic…

2020 Mini-Grant: LLL Maine/New Hampshire

LLL Leader Jen Rosenthal applied for a Mini-Grant to fund education programs for LLL Maine/New Hampshire Leaders. Jen reports that their first workshop with Re+Birth Equity Alliance was held on February 27, 2021. The program was held virtually and made available to Alliance Leaders from around the country. They set a low fee for the…

2020 Mini-Grant: LLL Pennsylvania

The local LLL Group in State College, Pennsylvania Group planned to use their Mini-Grant funds to implement a Zoom meeting platform, prepare new materials, and find other ways to help them reach out to more mothers and keep their Group thriving. Unfortunately, local COVID-19 restrictions made some of their ideas unfeasible, so they decided to…

2018 Mini-Grant: LLL South Africa

LLL Leader Simela Petridou of South Africa received a Mini-Grant to help fund the purchaseand distribution of copies of the latest version of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding to librariesthroughout the country. The books were ordered for shipping from the United Kingdom and it was quite an odyssey for the shipment, which was literally on…

2018 Mini-Grant: La Leche League Canada

LLL Leader Laura Miekle from Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, proposed the creation of a Prenatal Initiative Kit. It will include an online class and a parenting manual for expectant mothers in Canada. The Kit will encourage womento attend LLL meetings during pregnancy and improve breastfeeding outcomes. The mini-grant from Friends of LLL helped get this…

2018 Mini-Grant: Santa Maria Hostel

By Paula Clay My experience at Santa Maria Hostel over the past year has given me much joy, and this “seed grant” hasdefinitely grown and borne fruit. It has been the source of so many wonderful encounters. As always inLLL, frugality reigned in my decisions and I stretched the grant as far as possible. My…

September Virtual Happy Hour Scheduled

Our Friends of La Leche League Virtual Happy Hour is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14. This members-only event will be hosted by Zoom from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Central Daylight Time (starting at 7:00 pm EDT, 5:00 pm MDT, 4:00 pm PDT). Register to join us and chat about what is happening in our…

65th LLLI Anniversary Pins Now Available!

Just in time to wear at the virtual LLLI Conference, Friends of La Leche League has created a new pin commemorating the 65th anniversary of La Leche League International. The pin features a beautiful blue stone in addition to the LLLI logo, with a mother breastfeeding her baby, and the number 65. Our fulfillment team…

Summer Virtual Happy Hour Scheduled

Friends of La Leche League has scheduled its next Virtual Happy Hour for members. This summer event will be held on July 27, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Central Daylight Time (starting at 7:00 pm EDT, 5:00 pm MDT, 4:00 pm PDT). The Happy Hour will be hosted via Zoom and will allow…