Under normal circumstances having a baby is hard, which makes having one during a worldwide pandemic even more difficult. That's why a group of local non-profits and charities are partnering up to help young expecting mothers get ready for motherhood.

The United Way of Buffalo and Erie County is teaming with The John R Oishei Children's Hospital, CitiBank, Catholic Charities of Buffalo WIC Program, Jericho Road Community Health Center, and the Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network to sponsor a virtual Community Baby Shower.

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The Community Baby Shower has happened annually for the past 12 years, but the baby shower this year will be virtual.

How Can You Help

With so many mothers in need, there are quite a few ways that you can help make things just a little bit easier for parents who are struggling.

  • You can donate to the baby shower. Donations in any amount can help buy supplies likes diapers and wipes, books, and educational toys.
  • You can host a virtual baby shower event at your house or place of business. The community groups can make speakers available who can share information about all the good work that is being done to help people in need.
  • You can even send a virtual baby shower card to an expecting mother that has advice or encouraging words. You can even send them congratulations.

The virtual Community Baby Shower is going from May 3rd to June 7th. For more information, or to sign up, please contact Suzette O’Brien at 716-887-2744, or you can email her here. You can also check the virtual Community Baby Shower website here.

The Community Baby Shower (CBS) is a community-wide effort to support mothers living in financial hardship by supplying them with critical items for their new babies and young children. Over the past 12 years, the Community Baby Shower has distributed over 10,000 baby bundles to mothers in need.

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