Tiny Humans, Big Love: Support for Babies (and New Parents) in Need

Tiny Humans, Big Love: Support for Babies (and New Parents) in Need

“It all began in 1999 with a chance remark at coffee hour after church one Sunday,” recalls Kitty Ash, director of Babies in Need. Her friend, Emily Wilson, was a social worker at Southwest Washington Medical Center (now PeaceHealth Southwest) and mentioned trying to find baby clothing and a car seat for a new mother she was working with who had nothing for her newborn. The friends decided to gather their own children’s old baby clothing, wash the items and assemble them into care packages to give to these mothers. More supplies were donated from members of All Saints Episcopal Church in Hazel Dell and a charitable ministry was born! Today, Babies in Need works to makes sure that every infant in Southwest Washington can leave the hospital with clothing, blankets and an appropriate car seat, no matter the circumstances they were born into.

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Sarah Mortensen recently completed her degree in marriage and family studies and works for Vancouver Public Schools as a paraeducator in addition to her role as associate editor of Vancouver Family Magazine. When Sarah is not reading to her kids or students, she is probably in her backyard taking care of her garden. She also enjoys hiking, hot chocolate, and dressing up for Halloween. She lives in Vancouver with her husband, son and daughter.

Comments (1)

  • Kitty Ash

    Heartfelt thanks for a great article spotlighting the need for helping local new moms and showing the wonderful generosity of our neighbors. This is a good place to live! It’s just 2 1/2 weeks until GiveMore24! This 24-hour campaign on Thursday, September 24th, is led by the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington and benefits over 225 local non-profits. Every donation to Babies in Need will be DOUBLED by a very generous $3500 matching grant from The Hatton Charitable Fund. Check out our page at GiveMore24! Babies in Need . Check out the prizes and other non-profits at


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