Community Baby Shower
May 3, 2021 - June 25, 2021
IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD. IT TAKES A COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITY TO HELP NEW MOMS PREPARE FOR MOTHERHOOD.
Parenthood can be overwhelming for anyone. It can be even more difficult for expectant parents who already struggle to make ends meet. And now more than ever they need our support. That's where the Community Baby shower comes in. In partnership with our community, we shower expectant mothers with the support they need during this uncertain time.
The Community Baby Shower is a community-wide effort to support mothers living in financial hardship by supplying them with critical items for their new babies and young children. Over the past 12 years, the Community Baby Shower has distributed over 12,000 baby bundles to mothers in need.
The needs don’t stop when a crisis hits and now more than ever local mothers need our support. Support expectant mothers by sharing words of encouragement (or wisdom) with our virtual baby shower cards, host your own virtual baby shower, or donate to provide critical items to mothers in our community.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
HAPPENING NOW: WOMEN UNITED COMMUNITY DIAPER DRIVE
Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Please consider hosting a collection or donating diapers and pull-ups of any size to the Women United Community Diaper Drive. Contactless drop-off will be located at the building entrance located off the parking lot. Look for the labeled bins either right outside or just inside the front doors.
You can drop your donations to:
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
742 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14209
In lieu of donating physical items, you can donate a baby bundle. We encourage you to donate rather than purchase a physical item to ensure store shelves remain stocked for families who need the items immediately. New this year, Independent Health is offering a dollar-for-dollar match for all cash donations to the Community Baby Shower. When a donor chooses to donate a baby bundle a second one will be provided thanks to Independent Health.
United Way will use all money donated to get supplies into the hands of mothers who need them the most when it is deemed safe. 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
HOST A VIRTUAL BABY SHOWER
Use our toolkit of resources to help you host a virtual baby shower complete with games and snacks! In addition to the resources in the toolkit, by hosting a virtual 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.
SEND A VIRTUAL BABY SHOWER CARD
Share a note of encouragement, congratulations, and words of wisdom to new moms by sending them a virtual baby shower card. The digital cards will be included in the baby bundles when they are distributed to mothers. Select from two different card designs below.
Download our Community Baby Shower coloring sheets. Choose from two different designs and share your creations with us on social media by tagging @uwbec.
Donations support new moms and babies served by three extraordinary United Way partners:
Congratulate an expectant mother or share words of wisdom using the form below and we will send it along to brighten their day.