Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas recently announced it is entering the final phase of its capital campaign to build a new facility and more than double its capacity to serve premature and medically fragile infants with safe, pasteurized donor human milk. The new 1.5-acre property in southwest Fort Worth is at 7617 Benbrook Parkway in a light industrial park.
The property includes a 5-year-old, 4,700-square-foot office building and sufficient land for construction of a 7,500 square-foot milk processing laboratory, a press release stated Ground was broken Nov. 21.
The goal is to raise $350,000 in the campaign’s final, public phase and bring total funds raised to just over $3 million. Mothers’ Milk Bank is contributing its own funds as well.
With existing commitments of more than $2.7 million, Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas (MMBNT) seeks to secure community gifts to complete its $3,067,000 capital campaign, More Room for More Miracles: The Campaign for Healthy Babies. The campaign will fund a new facility, which will triple the nonprofit’s capacity for processing pasteurized donor human milk and allow for the development of new infant health programs.
To date, supporting foundations and organizations include the Amon G. Carter Foundation, the Cook Children’s Woman’s Board, the Fash Foundation, First Grandmothers’ Club, the Frill Foundation, the Hoblitzelle Foundation, JPS Foundation, the Littauer Educational Trust – Bank of America, the Lockheed Martin AERO Club, the Lowe Foundation, the George and Adelaide McQueen Foundation – JP Morgan Bank, Pediatrix Medical Group – Fort Worth Neonatology and Southwest Bank.
“Our current space was designed to pasteurize up to 300,000 ounces of donated milk per year. For the second year in a row, increased demand will require processing nearly double that volume,” Amy Vickers, executive director, stated in a press release.
To make a gift or learn more about the campaign, visit https://www.texasmilkbank.org/donate.