COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER

COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER DRIVE

United Way of Greater Stark County is committed to combatting infant mortality as one of its Bold Goals for 2020. We’re devoting our 2017 Day of Action to helping new parents in our community get the supplies they need to raise healthy, happy babies. From June 1 to 29, you can donate the items listed below and do your part to fight infant mortality in our community.

DID YOU KNOW?
  -The infant mortality rate in Ohio in 2015 was 7.2 deaths for every 1,000 live births, compared to 5.8 nationwide.
  -In Ohio, the rate of infant mortality among black babies in 2015 was 10.4 per 1,000 live births, compared to 7.3 nationwide in 2014.
  -In Stark County in 2015, the infant mortality rate was 4.8 per 1,000 live births.

  (Statistics obtained from the Ohio Department of Health at http://www.odh.ohio.gov/)

WHERE ARE THESE ITEMS GOING?
United Way of Greater Stark County will be collecting for Mercy Medical Center’s Immigrant Health Outreach Program. The items will be gifted at a Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby shower on August 16. Dads are welcome to join the program as well!

WHAT ITEMS ARE WE COLLECTING?
We will be collecting diapers, baby wipes, and sleepsacks. These items are needed throughout the first year and cannot be purchased with a SNAP card.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
You can get involved with the Day of Action by:

  • Register your workplace to collect items

  • Serve as a community drop-off location

  • Donate individually at a community drop off location

CURRENT COMMUNITY DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Alliance: Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Rodman Public Library

Canton: CSE Federal Credit Union, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health

Massillon: Massillon Family YMCA, Massillon Public Library

Navarre: Towpath Trail YWCA

North Canton: CSE Federal Credit Union, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Sanctuary Marketing Group

CURRENT WORKPLACE PARTNERS CONDUCTING A DRIVE:

Alliance: Alliance City Health Department, Alliance Community Hospital, Alliance Family Health Center, Lavery Automotive, Rodman Public Library, Wally Armour Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram

Canton: CSE Federal Credit Union, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Gervasi Vineyard, Hendrickson Trailer, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co, L.P.A., Nationwide Insurance, OhioMeansJobs, Schauer Group, Sirak Financial Services, Stark County Health Department, TimkenSteel

North Canton: CSE Federal Credit Union, Sanctuary Marketing Group

Massillon: Massillon Family YMCA, Massillon Public Library, Target

Navarre: Towpath Trail YWCA

Carroll County: Colfor-Malvern Operations

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Daniel Jenkins / Marketing & Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
330.491.9953 / daniel.jenkins@uwstark.org