Tips for getting friends and family involved.


1) Set a goal. Make sure your campaign goals are specific and concrete.


2) Be the first. Nobody likes to be the first. That's why it's always a good idea to get your fundraising off to a good start by making the first contribution. This will make others more likely to get involved. 


3) Use social networks and emails. Although social media is an amazing way to spread the word, it is important that you make personal connections with emails or even phone calls. It is best to start with a personal email and then follow up using social media reminders. See below for great email and social media drafts. 


4) Get a bit personal. Share your story, let people know why milk banking is important to you! People are more likely donate if they understand why you care about the organization. 


5) Have FUN! Share how excited you are to run and support the milk bank. Fundraising is not supposed to be a daunting task; be positive and let friends see how much fun you are having while supporting little ones. 


6) Thank and update. As more of your network gets behind you, keep thanking them on social media and make sure you continue to share your progress towards your goal. 




Social Media Templates 

Link all social media posts to:



It's time for NWMMB Miles for Milk. RUN, WALK, or just DONATE! Help support medically fragile infants across the Pacific Northwest. #Miles4MilkNW


I'm supporting NWMMW Miles for Milk because... (share your story). 

Did you know a $25 donation feeds a 2-pound preemie for an entire day? #reasontorun #Miles4MilkNW

Here is my finish-line selfie! #Miles4MilkNW (don't forget to add your picture)



Donation E-mail Template  

Subject: Running for stronger, healthier babies. 


It's time for Northwest Mothers Milk Bank's Miles for Milk. I will be supporting NWMMB and fragile infants across the Pacific Northwest by running and making a donation to Evie's Fund. I would love your support. 


Last year, NWMMB dispensed over 290,000 ounces of pasteurized donor milk, served 956 outpatient families, and approved 702 donor moms. We all know families that need a little help when their little ones are born and NWMMB is there for families in need of human donor milk.


(Share your story)


Please support me and NWMMB to ensure that all fragile infants are able to receive life-saving donor milk. 

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Tigard, OR 97224


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NWMMB is a community based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon.

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