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6. PROPOSALS SUBMITTED TO WABA SEEDGRANT PROGRAMMES

LLLI submitted one proposal to the WABA Global Initiative for Father Support (GIFS) Seedgrant Programme and another proposal to the WABA Maternity Protection Seedgrant Programme. The GIFS submission proposes to utilize a team of Spanish speaking fathers/men to produce Spanish material to help fathers support breastfeeding, with the document to be available on the LLLI website for downloading. The submission to the Maternity Protection Seedgrant Programme would utilize the LLLI publication "Hirkani’s Daughters" as a beginning point and the stories that were submitted by Spanish speaking mothers, to produce a Spanish “Hirkani’s Daughters” that would also be available as a PDF on the internet.

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7. LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!

Have you been thinking about finding a project to sink your teeth into this year? Would you like to take your passion for breastfeeding and mother-to-mother support and use it to better our organization? Are you interested in working with La Leche League International to raise funds for the 50th Anniversary? We are currently recruiting several volunteers and a few potentially stipended positions to work on fundraising. If you have skills in writing proposals, working with corporate donors, raising funds locally or at higher levels, speaking about LLL to the general public, or anything you feel is related, please contact Stephanie Weishaar, Director of Funding Development at LLLI. Send an e-mail to sweishaar@llli.org and get the conversation started.

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8. PLANNING A PARTY? NEED AN EXCUSE TO HOLD A PARTY?

Have you considered hosting a House Party Fundraiser for the LLLI 50th Anniversary? If you are already planning an event this year (birthday party, Tupperware party, anniversary party, backyard barbeque, etc.), please consider turning it into a House Party. Ask your guests to bring a donation for LLLI instead of a birthday or hostess gift. Set a goal and see if you can meet or exceed it. Send notes to the guests who missed your party and ask them to participate anyhow by making a donation online. Hosting a House Party is easy and it is fun! Help La Leche League International provide mother-to-mother support for breastfeeding women for another 50 years. Learn more at http://www.partyhostcenter.com/lalecheleague and join the party!

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9. LA LECHE LEAGUE HELPS YOU--YOU CAN HELP LA LECHE LEAGUE

If you find that this newsletter is helpful to you, or if you would just like to help with the important work LLLI does in helping mothers around the world breastfeed, you can make a contribution, quickly and easily, via our Web site at: http://www.lalecheleague.org/donor.html.

Another option is to become a member of La Leche League--to learn how, go here: http://www.lalecheleague.org/membership.html

We appreciate your support, whether as a friend, a member, or a volunteer. You can make a difference for mothers and babies everywhere!

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Contributors: Nancy Jo Bykowski, Sue Ann Kendall, Rebecca Magalh