It was a beautiful day for so many reasons. A gorgeous Sunday afternoon filled with helping hands, smiles, and best of all, expecting families who were showered with love and generosity that eased some of the financial and emotional burdens of new parenthood.
In the spirit of a traditional baby shower, the Community Baby Shower on May 7th was a celebration. The event also gives low income families a stronger start to parenthood by providing access to maternal and early childhood resources and many essentials to take home, such as diapers, wipes, clothing and car seats installed by officers from the Barnstable Police helping out at the event.
The annual Baby Shower brings out the humanity in our community, and this year was no exception. In addition to many volunteers, corporate sponsors include Granite City Electric, Cape Cod 5 and the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. Alberto's, Tosca of Hingham, and Lambert's Fruit Centerville provided donations of food for the shower, and countless organizations donated baby essentials and supplies to give to the families, including A Baby Center (who provided 80 cases of diapers), Macy's, Cape Kid Meals, WIC, Health Imperatives, Cardi's Furniture, Littlenecks, Read Happy, Cape Cod Children's Place, Cape Cod Healthcare, Community Health Center of Cape Cod, Family Resource Center of Cape Cod, Sandwich Public Schools, Outer Cape Health Services, Moms Do Care, Maternal Depression Task Force, Cape Cod Baby, Cape Cod Toy Library, Motherly Love Wellness, Jessica Sechoka and Hyannis Health Ministry.
Additionally, this event would not be possible without the help of community partners who help connect the United Way with families: A Baby Center, Health Imperatives, and Sandwich Partnership for Families.
If you are a new mom in need of resources, please contact A Baby Center at 508-771-8157 or firstname.lastname@example.org