Imagine leaving the hospital with your newborn and taking your child "home" to a shelter, or arriving to a domestic violence facility with nothing more than a small bag of personal items and a young child or a baby on the way. Every week across our community, this is the reality for homeless mothers and their babies. Most arrive without even the basic care necessities for their children and are filled with stress and anxiety. Lacking immediate resources, these little ones are left to begin life amidst the backdrop of poverty.
Baskets of Hope
Every baby deserves a positive start to life. Our Bless-A-Baby program brings help and hope to homeless and impoverished babies by providing for their emergent health and well-being. Every Blessing Basket that we prepare and deliver is tailored to the needs of each individual child and provides all of the new basics that baby needs. Soft blankets, fresh clothing, diapers and wipes, critical healthcare items, feeding supplies, educational materials and more—these gifts of love and support fill each and every basket.
Whether beginning life in shelters or domestic violence programs, at temporary maternity centers or in supportive housing communities, this program provides a healthy and positive start for the tiniest victims of poverty. For new mothers, worry and stress turn into joyful blessings and promote positive bonding between mother and child.
Wrapped in a renewed sense of hope, our baskets provide building blocks to a brighter future for each little life we touch.