Support newborns and babies by meeting their basic needs.
The World Health Organization defines a newborn as 28 days or less, a baby’s most vulnerable time. Basic essentials for newborns includes clothing, blankets, sleepers, baby wash, diapers, pacifiers, bottles, thermometers, and other essential baby items. According to Newborns In Need, 1 in 7 children in America are poor, meaning that babies in our own country are in need. Search for a local Newborns In Need chapter to donate needed baby items to, or even start your own!
Pregnancy centers are great places to donate items to parents facing unintended pregnancies. Search through Care Net to find a local pregnancy center near you, and contact the center to coordinate donations to for parents and babies in need. Pregnancy centers do not perform or refer for abortions. Consider donating items not just for newborns but also for older babies and children–items such as larger diapers, beds, clothing, and blankets.
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