I decided to become a sponsor of Hills and Valleys Wellness (HVW) after reading and speaking to Tia about their mission and areas of focus. Funding allows Hills and Valleys Wellness (HVW) the opportunity to improve lives through issues like decreasing maternal mortality, decreased infant mortality, increased breastfeeding initiation, and increased breastfeeding longevity. There must be a dedicated collaboration between the nonprofit, small business, entrepreneurs, and corporate partners to lend itself towards the success of nonprofits.
Externally, we want to help be a part of the solution for our community of women of color.
Internally, we care about building the capacity of our nonprofit partners (HVW), enhancing their sustainability, and improving their ability to achieve their stated objectives. Not only do we plan on sponsorship, but accountability support as needed. Sharing and/or recommending resources and expertise that can help you mitigate challenges when they arise. We want to keep at the forefront of Moore Business Services, HVW's need to continue to identify ways to improve and educate through Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Support.
It's been reported that there is a large disparity where women of color are at a significantly higher risk of maternal death. They are serving a very well deserved and important population. These services are vital to the community of women they are reaching out to support. Putting infant mortality at the forefront of its mission speaks volumes about the organization itself. In addition, providing women with the tools to advocate for lactation breaks in the workspace, and assisting with creating a pumping schedule that works alongside their work schedule is huge. Even though we are at an unprecedented time with COVID, more and more employees are returning to work. And for those that do not, and are able to work remotely, having the space for lactation and breaks is equally important and employer education is necessary.
I believe as business owners, it is very important to cultivate relationships and communicate with each other; Companies consist of nonprofits who care about the issues impacting your community.