FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DETROIT–The annual Citywide Community Baby Shower for our region’s teeniest and neediest citizens is counting on generous donations from individuals, groups, organizations and businesses to make this year’s 25th anniversary the best event to-date.
Benefiting Henry Ford Hospital’s underserved babies and families, the shower is organized by The National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. – Detroit Club, and will be held from 5:30 -7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in Henry Ford Hospital’s Buerki Auditorium, 2799 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202. (Free parking for Shower Guests is at the East Clinic Entrance, located off of the Lodge Service Drive between Pallister and Grand Blvd.)
Barbara Jean Patton, Service Chair, NANBPWC – Detroit Club, conceived of and gave birth to the annual event in 1991 as a way to positively shape the lives of children who may be born prematurely or face economic disadvantages at birth.
“Our organization recognizes the need for a healthy, well-educated society, and as part of our Service Committee’s agenda we have made a commitment to help create healthy conditions for less fortunate infants and parents,” says Patton.
This marks the fourth year that the shower will benefit babies born at Henry Ford Hospital.
“We are grateful to the women of NANBPWC – Detroit Club for their support which enables our social work and maternal child teams to assist infants whose families they identify as needing a helping hand” says, Gwen Gnam, R.N., vice president patient care services and chief nursing officer for Henry Ford Hospital.
Although Michigan’s economy is improving, the percentage of uninsured and underinsured families still remains among the highest in the country.
New, unwrapped newborn-sized items are needed:
- Infant-sized car seats/Priority Item
- Umbrella strollers
- Receiving blankets
- Snowsuits (0-12 Months)
- T-Shirts, sleepers, onesies (0-12 Months)
- Portable cribs
Please make financial contributions payable to the NANBPWC – Detroit Club.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Barbara Jean Patton at (313) 537-7146.