Haircare brand Carol’s Daughter, its founder, Lisa Price, and the Mama Glow Foundation and its founder, Latham Thomas, have teamed up to tackle maternal mortality and poor birth outcomes in the U.S. Black community.
The brands have announced the launch of the Love Delivered Initiative, which will see them distribute $225,000 over the next three years to positively impact birth outcomes for Black families in need by funding doula services and providing doula education grants for aspiring birth workers.
“I was blessed to have my husband and dear friend serve as my birthing advocates. They recognized my needs and spoke to me AND up for me in so many ways,” stated Price. “My hope is that with this grant program, more Black birthing people are heard and supported and most of all, lives are saved.”
Pregnant or recently postpartum applicants located in the following cities: NYC (Metro-Area), Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C., are welcome to apply.
More cities will be added soon.
According to the press release, 2024, Love Delivered aims to raise awareness about Black Maternal Health amongst 100 Million people. The aim is to engage 10,000 people to become advocates through event activations directly, maternal health forums, webinars, access to resources and Love Delivered self-care gifting.
“Birth is meant to be a joyful, transcendent and empowering event. Everyone deserves to have access to safe, affordable, respectful and dignified care throughout the perinatal continuum. Mama Glow doulas approach care from a trauma informed framework and can help to support families impacted by injustice and inequity, grounding them with tools for advocacy, healing, transformation and empowerment,” said Thomas, a world-renowned doula.
If you or a loved one is pregnant and in need of a doula, visit https://mamaglowfoundation.org/love-delivered/ to apply, become an advocate and learn more.
Also, follow @CarolsDaughter and @MamaGlow on Instagram for program announcements and information.