Eighty members of the Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga, bearing beautifully wrapped packages, gathered at the annual Baby Shower Luncheon. The baby gifts were presented to the nurses of the East Valley Public Health Clinic through a program called the Nurse Family Partnership.
In late August, nine nurses attended the event to enjoy lunch and to receive 72 gifts from members valued at more than $2,600. The gifts were later distributed by the public health nurses to their clients, first-time pregnant mothers and their babies who are low income or at risk because of their living situations.
Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga is a partner with the Public Health Department/Nurse Family Partnership and the baby shower was just one way our volunteers support this endeavor. Also, throughout the year, new baby bundles with hand-made quilts, diapers, baby wipes, books and soft toys are delivered to each new mother when her baby is born and, at the holiday season, Assistance League provides the children of each family with gifts to brighten the season.