I've been getting formula samples, formula coupons, and formula checks in the mail for the past several months. Since I'm EBFing I won't use any of it, but I hate to see it all go to waste. I have somewhere between $40 and $50 in coupons and checks that would just be thrown out.
I found a solution! MamaBaby Haiti is an organization that provides prenatal care, labor and birth assistance, postpartum care, and well-child care to mamas and babies in Haiti. They are also an approved site for midwives doing the NARM PEP program to get clinical hours. They are always in need of supplies for their babies, including formula. They encourage breastfeeding whenever possible, but in many cases the mamas are too malnourished themselves to breastfeed, or they have died and the babies don't have a mother any longer.
You can send your formula samples and cans (non-expired), coupons, and formula checks to:
PO Box 657
Newberg, OR 97132
Momma to my boy (1/99) & girl (7/00), Birthmomma to my Ladybug (8/09), the new baby monkey boy born 6/6/11!
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thanks for posting this! great organization, great info.
single, scholar, childbirth advocate mama + two lively, rambunctious, beautiful, insightful and whoa-spirited dds, 4.5 and 8. + a sweet chunky boy born august 7, 2011! + .....our sweet old lady dog, 10 years young. = one full cup