Each member or guest was asked to bring a gift for child aged 9 months to 2 years old. Attendees brought over a 100 gifts in brightly-colored gift bags which contained a variety of items from handmade baby quilts, toys, umbrella strollers, books, diapers, wipes, towels and cute clothes which all together was valued at more than $3,300.
Guest speakers at the event were Rhoda Blankenship, Director of Maternal Child Health Services for Santa Clara County spoke on the value of this on-going partnership between Nurse Family Partnership, their clients and Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga. Public Health Nurse Sally Nguyen provided the attendees with a real-life story of one of her clients – a 14 year-old girl pregnant with her first child – who without the help our chapter provides, could become just another statistic instead of a young girl, learning to take care of her baby and going back to school.
Co-Chairs of the Family Programs for the event were Kitty Horowitz and Lynette Key. Thanks to them and their committee for their conscientious efforts to make this luncheon a success as we continue our commitment to help transform the lives of young mothers and their babies in Santa Clara County.