Getting Involved

Birth Roots is a not-for-profit community support organization that exists thanks to the generous support of families and community partners who love our programming. We strive to keep our classes accessibly priced, as we deeply believe that community-based support during pregnancy and early parenting is a need, not a luxury. If you like what you experience or appreciate the ripple effect of our programming, can you help support Birth Roots in one of these ways?

Making a Donation

Your donation means the world to us! It not only funds our unique programs but fuels our passion for mindfully improving and fine-tuning our offerings to meet your needs and those of our community. Birth Roots has a tiny staff that works miracles with our shoestring budget. Check out our Funder’s Page if you have interest in providing significant funding toward specific programs or projects. Your partnership and investment can bring Birth Roots to a new level of sustainability and bring our exceptional programming out to a wider audience.

 

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Volunteering Your Time

Community Events

Birth Roots hosts several community events throughout the year and these could not happen without the support of many volunteers. These events are both fundraisers and community building activities that need both leadership and task work. We also have many opportunities to care for the space and to provide administrative support.  Whether you have one hour a year or one hour a week, we can use your help!  Birth Roots is yours to nurture and grow! Please visit the volunteer page fore more details.

Telling Others About Us

Please help us to spread the word about the classes, groups and connections new families can find at Birth Roots:  Your doctor, midwife, pediatrician, friends, family, mama group, co-workers…everyone! Write letters, tell stories, grab some cards and hand them out.  Please consider yourself a Birth Roots ambassador and help new families to find their way here. Letter to your provider Mini card coupon to carry with you Postcard coupon to send to a friend

Attending an Event

You are invited!  Please visit the event page to learn more details and connect with us on Facebook to stay up to date.

Donating Used Children’s Items

The first few years of parenting can leave you flooded with gear, toys and clothes that are used for just a short while.  Please consider donating this loot to the Baby Booty resale fundraiser held a few times a year at Birth Roots.  Loot can be dropped off any time, either inside or in our entryway if the inner door is locked. Tax deduction receipts are available. Check out the Baby Booty on the event page or contact Jodi in the office to arrange a drop-off or mailed receipt. 

We also have a special connection with Sweet Repeats Consignment Shop in Freeport where you can drop off clothing and select Birth Roots to receive the funds when the clothes are sold.  This is especially sweet for older alumni kids clothing that no longer fits the 0-3 focus of the Baby Booty.

Baby Sleeping on its mother's lap
Moms with their babies
Babies on Moms' legs