Eons ago I did my clinical internship at this school called the BETA Center. It’s a place where pregnant teens could find refuge and assistance.
I counseled girls there. Girls in different stages of life but all who were either already mothers or ready to be.
I distinctly remember when one of my girls was out after giving birth. I had the task of doing a home visit. To that home visit, I took a brown paper bag filled with some necessities. Onesies, diapers, blankets, socks, hats. All the little things that a baby might need.
I wish I’d had more to give her then. And I have never forgotten her or her baby girl. I’ve never forgotten her promises of finishing school and making it to college.
Fast forward to now. I have the extreme privilege of working with a brand like Pampers who gives me the opportunity to do positive things in the community. This time around, as part of their #BetterforBaby campaign, I’ll be dropping off diapers and handmade quilts to the BETA Center shortly. That campaign is inspired by this video:
But the #BetterforBaby video also inspired an idea: #Ready4Baby. Titi Q had this idea of making this bigger and I hope that you will join us as we do.
We’ve set up an Indie GoGo campaign to help raise money in order to help even more families!
Donations will help build a #Ready4Baby Bag for an expecting teen mother
This will include some of the essentials that every new mother should have: onesies, newborn swaddlers, baby books, socks, burp cloths, and baby toiletries.
Your support will help us show these new moms the beauty of family and community.