Imagine you have a newborn or toddler, but you can’t afford to feed and diaper him on your own.
Diapers are expensive even if you buy the more economical brands. And, while breastfeeding a baby – so your little one can receive needed immunities and nutrients – is preferred, it’s not always possible.
If you have children, you know these “little” expenses are reoccurring. When my children were born, we were buying diapers, formula, baby food and baby wipes every week. It was worth it, even though we would talk about the amount of money we were spending.
But to some families, even getting the barest of necessities for their children is difficult.
You can help make a difference in the littlest of lives at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, and beyond.
Infant Crisis Services is dedicating its new 17,000-square-foot building at NE 42 and Lincoln Boulevard. The new facility and its furnishings were made possible by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
But they still need the public’s help to continue assistance to more than 1,000 young children.
You can help stock its new shelves with diapers, formula, baby food and more. Your contributions will go to families who need assistance in caring for their babies and toddlers.
They also need pacifiers, baby baths, bath wash and lotion, shampoo, sippy cups, children’s books and toys.
The larger building is expected to allow Infant Crisis Services to serve double the amount of children they do now. The nonprofit organization also does not receive any state, federal or United Way funding.
Go to www.infantcrisis.org to learn more about Infant Crisis Services, donating or receiving help. Or call (405) 528-3663.
– Linda Lynn
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