THE 5th ANNUAL COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER STARTS APRIL 4!
Each year in Erie County, thousands of babies are born into poverty. Each week in Erie County, 8 infants are born to women receiving late or no prenatal care. 21 babies are born pre-term, 15 are low birth weight, and 1 will die before age one.
You can make a difference through the fourth annual United Way Community Baby Shower, a community-wide effort to collect essential baby items that will help at-risk mothers to give their newborns a stronger start, giving them the supplies and support needed for a healthy beginning. Host a "Baby Shower" item drive with friends or co-workers, or donate money towards the purchase of supplies. Showers can be hosted between April 4 and May 12, and items can be dropped off at the United Way building, 742 Delaware Avenue (at Summer Street; parking lot off Summer, west of Delaware). Donated items will once again support new moms and babies served by three extraordinary United Way partners:
Below are some resources to help you organize your shower. Click the links to download (all in Adobe PDF format):
For more information, contact Suzette O'Brien at 887-2744 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks, as always, to the sponsors that make this event possible: