While many of us have a solid foundation of support from professionals, friends, and family, some new mothers do not have access to resources that will help them prepare their lives for the transition into parenthood. Their future, and more importantly, that of their unborn child, is at risk given their lack of access to critical education and essential items to support a newborn child.
The 2019-2020 Junior League of Evanston-North Shore (JLE-NS) New Member Class hosted the 10th annual Baby Steps shower, an event that positively impacted the lives of 15 underprivileged families and their newborn babies. In April, through our partnership with the social workers at North Shore University Health System’s Perinatal Family Support Center, the New Member Class showered each new mother with items essential for newborns and deliver educational presentations on several key topics, including post-partum depression, lactation, and feeding essentials. The goal was to raise funds to provide each mother with items including car seats, strollers, bathtubs, diapers, wipes and many more to ease the costs associated with a newborn baby.
You can support this event by making a monetary donation. Click here to support Baby Steps.