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 third 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 March 3rd and April 8th. Donated items will once again support new moms and babies served by three extraordinary United Way partners:  

Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network - Community Health Worker Program

Catholic Charities - WIC program

Jericho Road Community Health Center - Priscilla Project

Click the links below for information to help  you organize a baby shower with your friends, family, or colleagues (all in Adobe PDF format):

Wish List

The flyer, poster, and invitation are available with two different images - one with one baby and one with three babies. 

Flyer - 1 Baby

Flyer - 3 Babies

Poster - 1 Baby

Poster - 3 Babies

Invitation - 1 Baby

Invitation - 3 Babies


For more information, contact Suzette O'Brien at 887-2744 or

Special thanks, as always, to the sponsors that make this event possible:




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