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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