Due to COVID-19, this annual event was transformed into a virtual event under the direction of Assistance League members Kitty Horowitz and Barbara Weber. Members used the Target Baby Registry to select gifts for the new families identified by the Public Health Nurses. Members were generous with their support as 85 members fulfilled many needs ranging from floor gyms, boppies, foam floor tiles, newborn clothes, board books to many boxes of diapers. The virtual shower donations were valued at nearly $1,800.
Since the nurses are currently engaged in COVID-19 Contact Tracing, their only contact with the new moms is once a week. Based on each family’s needs, the nurses will identify each family’s needs so the new moms can go to the Public Health office and pick up their gifts. Barbara Weber, Family Programs Chairman, when asked why she manages the program, indicated that, “it is such a joy, and gives me purpose in life, to help make someone else’s life just a little bit better”.
In this changing environment, Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga continues its mission to Transform Lives and Support our Local Communities in need. For more information on how to support the Philanthropic Programs of Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga, please go to allgs.org.