Financial Support Saves Lives

Donating your money helps sick and medically fragile infants survive and thrive

Hear from one of our recipients

“My husband and I knew prior to having children that I would not be able to breast-feed. Having had a double mastectomy, it just isn’t in the cards. Our baby, Elowyn has cystic fibrosis. This means that her body has a difficult time breaking down what she ingests to absorb the nutrients she needs to grow and thrive. Her father and I, in collaboration with her team of doctors, sought to find the way in which Elowyn would receive the best nutrition she can whilst putting the least strain on her digestive system. The solution was clear- human milk. Not only would she be able to more readily absorb what she needs, but she would also receive the incredible protective properties that breast milk has to offer.”

-Cassondra

Hear from one of our bereaved donors

“Although I didn’t fully realize it at the time, donating Richard’s milk helped me take those first frightening baby steps into living a life after his death. It showed me that the love I am able to give my son will always look different than the love I am able to give my daughter, but it will never be second best. And it taught me an early lesson in how to parent and love my son. I will always look back on being a donor as a bright spot during a time of chaos, and I will always be grateful that my love had somewhere to go.”

-Marjorie

Hear from one of our recipients

“We are a gay family, Aspen has two dads. He was born 5 weeks premature back in October 2020. We researched a lot of options and The New York Milk Bank was not only the closest but we’re willing to help us out with our insurance as the cost of breast milk can be challenging. The experience has been nothing but great I would encourage anyone who can donate to donate and provide the gift of breast milk to children who need it for development and have no other option like Danny and me.”

-Ricky

Hear from one of our bereaved donors

“My first phone call with The New York Milk Bank was awkward, of course. It always is when you tell someone your baby died. But after the initial shocked condolences, each interaction with them left me feeling appreciated and respected. My contact at The New York Milk Bank was one of the very first people who treated my son like an actual person. She immediately began referring to my milk as Richard’s milk, because after all, it was. It made my heart swell with pride just to hear someone speak his name. He and I were doing something together.”

-Nikki

Not sure how much to donate? Let us help.

The New York Milk Bank is the only nonprofit, comprehensive milk bank in New York State.  Your support makes an extraordinary difference in the lives of infants locally and regionally. Donations of all sizes are appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!

$25 Provides three milk donors with insulated boxes to mail a donation from home

$50 Covers the shipping cost for 10 bottles of milk to feed a medically fragile baby at home

$125 Covers the cost for lab tests to ensure our donors are healthy

$200 Provides a breast pump for a bereaved mother to facilitate milk donation 

$500 Provides a Medical Relief Fund recipient with two weeks of donor milk

$1,000 Purchases 2,000 bottles to package our safely pasteurized donor human milk

$5,000 Supplements the cost of new equipment for expanded capacity of our milk bank

Matching Gifts

Make your donation go farther by participating in your company’s matching gift program to double or triple your donation to The New York Milk Bank. Use the search box to see if your company will match or double your donation.

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Don’t see your company listed? Ask your human resources department if they have an online application or a matching gift form and either mail it to us or fax it to us at      914-202-3358.

Mailing Address

The New York Milk Bank

401 Columbus Ave,

Valhalla, NY 10595

Other Ways To Give

Donate in Honor of a Loved One

Honor your family, friends, and loved ones by making a donation in their name. There are many special occasions where The New York Milk Bank makes a perfect gift:

  • Birthdays
  • Holidays
  • Celebrations
  • Milestones and achievements
  • Anytime, in honor of someone special

Click here to pay tribute to someone special

Donate in Memory of a Loved One

Memorialize the life of a loved one by supporting our mission to provide donor milk to  fragile and sick infants.

Click here to pay tribute to someone special

Thank you for your tax-deductible contribution. The New York Milk Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit milk bank in New York State. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. Keep a copy for your tax records. Even a small donation can make a big difference in the lives of fragile infants. The mission of The New York Milk Bank can only be accomplished with your help.

EIN (Tax ID Number): 01-0934160