Motherlove's Nurturing Life® Giving Program
In 2005, Motherlove's founder, Kathryn Higgins, created our Nurturing Life® Giving Program as a way to formally give back to her local community. We do this in a number of different ways including financial support, product donations, and volunteering as a staff. Much of our philanthropy is focused on organizations that work in our local community of Fort Collins, Colorado, but we also support organizations nationwide that focus on issues pertaining to women, children, and the environment.
A portion of all of Motherlove's sales goes directly to our Nurturing Life® Giving Program so every purchase you make helps us support organizations such as:
Inclusive Birth Collective
Located in our hometown of Fort Collins, CO, The Inclusive Birth Collective provides education, resources, and accessible support for pregnancy and postpartum care within a safe and inclusive framework.
The Inclusive Birth Collective Founders noticed a glaring hole in the Northern Colorado birth community so they created a safe, open space for people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other marginalized communities. These groups were grossly under-represented and under-supported, resulting in birthing persons that felt unsafe, dismissed, and unseen.
Their three-pronged approach to effecting change in the community includes:
Fostering like-minded birth workers who are all members of a collective which lifts each other up and undergoes regular inclusion and diversity training. Prioritizing POC and LGBTQIA+ birth workers. Recruiting Business Partners, like Motherlove, who are striving to be more inclusive in their practices through regular training and ongoing education. And lastly, offering a Low Income Assistance Fund that provides equal access to care within our community. These are essential, life saving birthing resources.
They also offer free education and resources to our community on a regular basis and hold ongoing “Meet The Collective” events!Learn More
Trees, Water & People
Trees, Water & People, based in Motherlove's hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado, aims to improve people's lives by helping communities protect, conserve, and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well being depends. For 20 years, Trees, Water & People has been a leader in reforestation, and in the design and distribution of clean cook stoves, rainwater catchment systems, and other technologies that improve quality of life in rural areas and reduce natural resource use.Learn More
Realities For Children
Realities For Children provides for the unmet needs of northern Colorado children who have been abused, neglected, or are at risk. They provide emergency funding, youth activities, critical distributions and collaboration resources for 38 partner youth agencies.Learn More
Food Bank for Larimer County
Food Bank for Larimer County is committed to not only providing the day-to-day nutritional assistance to their neighbors in need, but also to help stabilize their lives by providing health and hope, by putting them on a path to self-sufficiency. In addition to supporting their fundraising events throughout the year, Motherlove has donated thousand of pounds of fresh, locally grown, organic produce.Learn More
In addition to our financial giving, Motherlove encourages our staff to volunteer in the local community. As a team, we've built homes for Habitat for Humanity, cleaned our local rivers, worked at fundraising events for area non-profits, and staffed a Diapering and Nursing Tent at local fairs.
If you are interested in receiving a donation from Motherlove, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about what we are looking for in a partnership.