Mama Gracie's Pregnancy Shop launched its first Operation Fill the Baby Box campaign earlier this month. We received a generous $60 Gift Certificate for our shop and Mama Gracie's donated the Baby Box along with some products for our nominated local mama-to-be.
Meet Heather, Baby Box Recipient
We received a submisson from a gramma-to-be about her son's baby girl on the way. Heather, the mama-to-be is between the age of 16-18 years old and pregnant with her son's baby. When Heather's job found out she was pregnant they reduced her hours and then ultimately terminated her. Heather is preparing herself to be a momma and the gramma is watching them struggle financially to pay for all that is needed to welcome the baby girl in January 2017.
Heather is excited to meet her little girl although she was a surprise. She is very anxious to do things right and wants to be good momma. Written in nomination
The family is very excited as her son is a child cancer survivor and it was thought he wouldn't be a father.
Note from Mama Gracie's
This is only one of many mamas in our community that need support as they become parents. In 2017 Mama Gracie's is going to focus on getting LOVE from our shop to these families. We need support from you as we continue to fill Baby Boxes for local mamas. Nominations accepted anytime for receiving a Baby Box. If you are interested in more information of what you can do to support local mamas email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a Baby Box?
A Finnish tradition of newborns sleeping in a baby box has resulted in the lowest infant mortality rate in the world. The United States has one of the highes rates of infant mortality. The Baby Box Co set out to bring baby boxes to the USA and Mama Gracie's become one of the first brick & mortar shops to sell them. Babies Need Boxes, a nonprofit in Minneapolis is making sure that all babies in the USA have a Baby Box to sleep in. Stay tuned as Mama Gracie's meets a goal to have all babies in the Princeton area sleeping in a Baby Box.
Mama Gracie's Staff
Here at Mama Gracie's we have a wonderful group of staff from different walks of life. Each of their journeys contributes to what Mama Gracie's has to offer.