When we said, “baby shower” the community came running full speed to help! United Way volunteers, donors and staff came together to fight for the littlest members of our community, bringing hundreds of donation items and raising nearly $1,500. As a result, 100 parents-to-be who are receiving services through our partner agencies (Families First, Fathers & Families Center, The Salvation Army, The Villages and Volunteers of America) were showered with the essentials for their babies.
After all the items were collected, purchased, sorted and delivered, we celebrated by throwing a baby shower for the new and expectant moms at the Volunteers of America Fresh Start Recovery Center, a unique program that helps mothers who are seeking addiction treatment and recovery services while remaining with, or regaining care of, their children.
Thank you to everyone who supported this effort. Together, we are changing the odds for new moms and dads in our community.