As part of our Philanthropic Programs/Family Programs, ALLGS volunteers staffed “The Store” where baby and toddler items were available for young moms to “buy” for their babies. These young women participated in a 2-year program through the Public Health Department and the Nurse Family Partnership. The new moms are paired with the same Public Health nurse throughout their pregnancy and the following 2 years with their babies. Home visits with the new moms include child care and development information for which the new moms earn points for meeting a series of goals set by the NFP. These points are then used at “The Store” to select much needed items which were donated, collected and sorted by ALLGS volunteers throughout the year.
This annual event provides an opportunity for our volunteers to meet these dedicated moms and adorable babies (sometimes even a cuddle or two) as they get a solid start in life together.
A special thanks to all the volunteers who participated in this event to continue our mission of caring and commitment in action.