Ronald McDonald House Charities®
With nearly 40% of the families served by RMHC® caring for babies in the NICU, Medela works with local Houses to support those mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies. In an effort to provide greater ease and comfort to RMHC families, while reducing the stress of having a baby in the NICU, Medela provides moms with the same high-quality equipment they use at the hospital for their stay at a Ronald McDonald House® and give families caring for a baby in the NICU one less thing to worry about.
To date, Medela has provided more than 200 hospital-grade, multi-user breast pumps to Ronald McDonald Houses across the country.
In the U.S., Medela believes in the March of Dimes mission to help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
To support new mothers on their breastfeeding journey, Medela has partnered with GOOD+ Foundation and Nurse Family Partnership to provide support for at-risk expectant and new mothers with a focus on providing support and building necessary skills for successfully staying in the workforce as a new mother.
Medela has provided breast pumps and bilingual breastfeeding education to benefit low-income mothers and children across the country to help them prepare for a new baby. Since 2010, Medela and its sister brands have support GOOD+ Foundation with financial and product donations totaling nearly $3.4 million. This total amount includes more than 2,000 breast pumps given to new breastfeeding mothers.
A fundamental part of Medela’s commitment to the environment includes participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WasteWise program, the country’s first national voluntary solid waste reduction program. WasteWise encourages organizations to reduce municipal solid waste through prevention, recycling, and buying or manufacturing recycled options. As a member since 2009, Medela has established new waste prevention activities, as well as expanded and improved upon current recycling efforts.
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