Giving Back

I am very passionate about supporting others in their time of need. As a community midwife I

am in a unique position not only to serve my clients, but also recognize I have a responsibility to

care for, uplift, and support others if I have the means to offer my time or donate to a worthy

cause. There are so many non-profit organizations already established, I don’t see a need to

reinvent the wheel. My purpose for Giving Back is to make quarterly donations on behalf of

Kindred Holistic Midwifery to local, national, and international NPOs that support women,

children, and families of all backgrounds and create opportunities for them to access resources

that allow them to thrive regardless of circumstance. Below is by no means an exhaustive list of

organizations I have curated based on location, minority presence and participation, allocation

of funds, and mission integrity. It brings me so much hope and excitement to share this vision

with all of you.

Maternity Care Education & Services
Commonsense Childbirth, based in Winter Garden FL

BIPOC Owned and Operated

Direct entry midwifery school program

Mission: Provides midwifery education with an emphasis on disparities and equity in maternity

care for women of color The JJ Way

https://commonsensemidwifery.org/

MamaBaby Haiti, based in Haiti

BIPOC Owned and Operated

Two birthing centers, a midwifery school, and a mobile clinic

Mission: Provides free maternity and newborn care, including diagnostic testing and a nutritional

program

https://mamababyhaiti.org/

Florida School of Traditional Midwifery, based in Gainesville FL, satellite location in Miami FL.

Diverse Board of Directors and Staff

Direct entry midwifery school program

Mission: Fosters the development and education of midwifery students into independent,

community centered FL licensed midwives

https://www.midwiferyschool.org/

Food, Shelter, & Sustainability

Heifer International, based in Little Rock AR.

Diverse Board of Directors and Staff

Mission: Provides impoverished global communities with investment and mentorship in

livestock, agriculture, and sustainability

https://www.heifer.org/

US Hunger (formerly known as Feeding Children Everywhere), based in Longwood FL

Diverse Board of Directors and Staff

Mission: Virtual Food Bank that supplies meal kits for low to moderate income communities and

for disaster relief. Organizes Hunger Project meal packaging events that get the community

involved with providing healthy meals all over the world.

https://ushunger.org/

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida. based in Orlando FL

Diverse Board of Directors and Staff

Mission: Furniture and Clothing Bank to support and rebuild the lives of local families and

individuals after disaster or loss

https://mustardseedfla.org/

No Kid Hungry, based in Washington DC

Diverse Board of Directors and Staff

Mission: National campaign run by Share Our Strength, an NPO focused on hunger and poverty

across the US and internationally

https://www.nokidhungry.org/

https://www.shareourstrength.org/

Social Justice & Inclusivity

Zebra Coalition, based in Orlando FL

Diverse Board of Directors and Staff

Mission: Assists at risk LGBTQIA+ youth find resources for housing, recovery, mental health

services

https://zebrayouth.org/

Color of Change

BIPOC Owned and Operated

Mission: Leads campaigns to build and empower Black communities, and create effective

change in racial justice

https://colorofchange.org/

RAICES, based in San Antonio TX

Diverse Board of Directors and Staff

Mission: Provides free or low-cost legal services and resources for immigrant children, families,

and refugees

https://www.raicestexas.org/