Leslie Lytle

Leslie Lytle's Fundraiser

Building a community of support for pregnant and postpartum families. image

Building a community of support for pregnant and postpartum families.

Join me and make a difference today.


$50 towards $500

I've been working in the pregnant and postpartum families for over 30 years now. For nearly 10 of those years, it's been my honor to serve as Nurture's Executive Director. It has become clear that Nurture plays the roles of convener, connector, and advocate. Your gift will support Perinatal Health Mondays, where we convene health care experts and community members for discussions on the latest topics in perinatal health, the launch of our Birth & Early Parenting Resource Directory, as well as our ongoing #RVAbreastfeeds collective impact work.

We're having a bit of a growth spurt, and could use some nourishment to get us through this awkward stage.
Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for Nurture.

Your gift supports:

#RVAbreastfeeds - Since 2013, this collaborative effort has engaged multiple stakeholders to reduce childhood obesity through policy, infrastructure, and environmental changes that promote a breastfeeding-friendly community in Richmond.
Breastfeeding Real Talk - Culturally-appropriate infant feeding support led by lactation support providers trained in Lactation from the Black perspective (The B.L.A.C.K. Course) and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

Ecosystem Cultivation
Nurture hosts a combination of professional education seminars, facilitated conversations, and community events where Perinatal Health and Early Childhood Stakeholders gather for peer learning and the cross-sector relationship building that is essential for a healthy, resilient perinatal health ecosystem.

Birth & Early Parenting Resource Directory
Nurture is creating an online repository of verified pregnancy and early parenting resources that will reduce organizational siloing, create a better networked maternal/infant health ecosystem, be a platform to reach the community, and help identify gaps in service.