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A Better Start for Babies

A Better Start for Babies Builds on Success over Success!

Our Social Action Committee is reaching its stretch goal of delivering 200 or more bags of much needed items for new moms and their infants cared for at ChesPenn, a federally qualified health care clinic in Chester. In 2022 we were able to double our first year's "ABSB" donations to create 73 bags, which provided supplies for about half the newborns and their mothers who came to the clinic. In February we delivered over 90 bags in our first wave, and in June 2023 we re150 bags! We accomplished this with the help of Congregation Ohev Shalom in Wallingford and Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid in Broomall. Now, we're closing in on 200 bags in 2023-2024. 

The A Better Start for Babies project, created by our committee, is a response to the great need of so many mothers cared for by ChesPenn. Many have no resources, often no family to support them. The list of items was developed with input from the staff and pediatricians at ChesPenn, who see the needs every day. Each bag has a monetary value of $70 or more. 

Can you knit? We really need home knitters to make little baby hats for new children. Please contact Judy Kinman to volunteer to knit at home.

The Social Action team of Judy Kinman, Julie Mayer, Carol Briselli and John Greenstine were joined on delivery day by ChesPenn pediatricians Kai Turner, Ashley Henderson and ChesPenn CEO Susan Harris McGovern.


Fri, July 19 2024 13 Tammuz 5784