Kraddle Kare Showers The Community
On Saturday, August 18, 2018, Kraddle Kare hosted a community baby shower. We discovered that based on recent Census statics our County had a 21% poverty rate and 23% of our community’s population under 18 years of age lived in poverty, many of which were women and children. Based on these findings we felt the desire to give back to our community by hosting an event which touched those close to our heart’s; mothers and babies.
We petitioned the help of local service organizations such as IMPACT, Inc. The Crisis Center, and Matagorda Pregnancy center to provide educational and resource information. We also had an mommy panel to give suggestions on practical life skills and fundamentals of parenting. Information on breastfeeding, high-risk pregnancies and postpartum depression were also shared. We provided a judgment-free zone where the young ladies felt comfortable to ask a question or discuss concerns related to pregnancy.
With the help and support of generous donors and Shades of Blue Project, we were able to shower over 20 new or expecting single mothers. Gifts included 5 car seats, 30 cases of pampers, 15 cases of baby wipes, 20 “fully” stocked diaper bags and so much more.
Pregnancy can be an overwhelming time as a new mother. Many of our expecting mommy’s have not not previously received the necessities required to raise a baby. We understand that life does not always happen in the way that we may prefer and sometimes people just need a little support and encouragement to keep going. Giving up on one’s dreams and aspirations due to pregnancy should not be the only option.
This was our first community event and we were truly motivated by the turnout. Plans for an annual community baby showers are already in the works and maybe even coming to a community near you!!