When my daughter was a baby, I stumbled upon an organization that was accepting baby items at my local Target to be donated to newborns in need. It was heart-breaking to learn that many babies are born without having their basic needs met–some are forced to sit in the same diaper for days on end, others go hungry.
Each year, nearly 4,000 babies are delivered at Denver Health and more than 85% of these children are born to families who live below the poverty level, often forcing them to make heart-wrenching choices. No family should have to choose between buying items of necessity for their baby or paying their rent. But this is the dire situation thousands of new parents face each year in the greater Denver Metro area.
Now, we can all help at Denver’s biggest baby shower on Saturday, May 8. Simply donate NEW baby items at Denver Health Medical Center (301 W. 6th Avenue, Denver) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Suggested baby items:
Through a series of baby showers, the Newborns in Need campaign collects thousands of new baby items and cash and distributes them to those in need, so babies get the healthy start they deserve.
Want to get even more involved? Host your own Newborns in Need baby shower at your convenience and invite your friends, family or colleagues to donate one or more new baby care items.
To find out additional information about Newborns in Need, please go to www.denverhealthfoundation.org/programs/NewbornsinNeed.aspx.