Community Baby Shower
APRIL 4 - MAY 12, 2022
CHANGE DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN. IT'S CREATED WHEN WE CHOOSE TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF BABIES AND PARENTS WHO NEED IT MOST.
Being a parent can be a challenge for anyone. It can be even more difficult for expectant parents who already struggle to make ends meet. You can welcome our newest community members and provide valuable encouragement and support to new moms by participating in this year's Community Baby Shower.
When you host a baby shower or collection, donate critical baby items or a virtual baby bundle or create welcome baby cards for new mothers, you are giving more families a good start—and that builds a stronger community for us all.
Brand new items needed most:
Diapers • Baby Wipes • Baby Books • Digital Thermometers • Clothing (Sizes NB–12 months) • Baby Blankets
Besides the items listed above, United Way accepts all donations of new baby items.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED – HOST | LIVE DRIVE | DONATE | TOOLKIT
Please consider hosting a collection. Contactless drop-off will be located at the United Way building entrance located off the parking lot. Look for the labeled bins either right outside or just inside the front doors.
Deliver donated items to:
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
742 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14209
Find Community Baby Shower collection bins onsite at any local Wegmans store April 23 - April 30. Look for signs throughout the store directing you to critical baby care items, and participate in the community baby shower while you shop!
United Way and our partners will be broadcasting live with WIVB on Tuesday, April 26, from two Wegmans locations: 370 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. | 8270 Transit Road, Williamsville, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In lieu of donating physical items, you can donate a baby bundle. United Way will use all money donated to get supplies into the hands of mothers who need them the most. You can choose from a variety of different packages or choose your own amount.
If you would like to make a donation by check, please mail to United Way of Buffalo & Erie County 742 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209
Make check payable: United Way of Buffalo & Erie County c/o Community Baby Shower
Use our toolkit of downloadable resources to help you host a baby shower complete with games and snacks! In addition to the resources in the toolkit, by hosting a baby shower you gain access to United Way guest speakers who can answer questions and share information on the work being done in this area. Contact Suzette O'Brien, suzette.obrien [at] uwbec.org, to schedule a guest speaker for your shower.
General Baby Shower Resources
- General Baby Shower Overview Flyer
- Hosting Your Baby Shower – A How-To Guide
- Customizable Baby Shower Poster
- Customizable PowerPoint Slide (for screens/monitor display)
Activities and Games
- Create Welcome Baby Cards to share words of encouragement
- The Price Is Right
- Baby Shower Trivia – game card and answer key
- Emoji Pictionary - game card and answer key
Graphics and Logos
Donations support new moms and babies served by three extraordinary United Way partners: