We have 2 or more baby showers per year. Friday Quilters which meets every Friday has one in November and many of the ladies make quilts, bibs, burp clothes, hooded towels, and buy outfits for baby. Also we are starting to include lotions and some other items for Mommy. In February, the Knit Wits have a shower, they also make a lot of beautiful items, hats, sweaters, quilts and include outfits. Each of the families are vetted before a basket is given out.
I took this group over from Barbara Carter, who did this for 10 years, including books, clothing for the VA, in June 2016. I have storage bins to store items until I have at least 20 baskets to give out to our liaison Barb Gavre of Family Readiness Program Manager. I am more than happy to accept baby items listed anytime.
Please feel free to drop off at my home 61873 E. Oakwood Dr, SaddleBrooke, AZ 85739 ph: 520-818-0971. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Items needed now for baby basket program
- Pacifiers: NO BPS—should say it on the package
- Lotions, books, electrical outlet covers, drawer safety clasps, thank you notes, hotel/motel toiletries for Mommies bags, bibs, teethers (NO BPS), baby spoons packet, shampoo, vitamins A&D ointment—most of these items are at the Dollar store
- CLOTHES: One outfit each for ages 0-3 months, 3-9 mo., 18 mo., 24 mo.; total of four outfits
- QUILTS, one in each basket
- Generally DO NOT buy baby powder, diapers or toys with tiny easily removable parts
Great theme for collecting at Unit Parties & other SB social gatherings
What it means to our troops & their families…
Dear Barbara, Members of SaddleBrooke Troop Support and Women of SaddleBrooke,
What a wonderful surprise when my husband brought home the basket full of baby items. We had such fun “unwrapping” each item and are blessed that you shared so generously. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Here’s a little information on our little darling: Johnathan (Drew) was born Saturday at 6:11pm by emergency C-section. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. I stepped on the scale with him a few days ago out of curiosity, and he weighed in at a whopping 16 pounds. He is only 3 months old and weighs a pound more than his 7 month old cousin. We are completely in love with our Little Duke. Please enjoy the pictures of Drew and his brother and sister, and thanks again for your thoughtfulness and generosity.
Robyn (last name withheld)
I wanted to send you a sincerest thank you for the generous and very thoughtful gift my husband just brought home from army drill today. This gift touched my heart that so many women got together and thought of us. We are so grateful for your kindness. I have attached some photos. My husband is a member of B Company, 3/140th Aviation. Our daughter is Giada Marie, born 4/15 at 7 lbs. 2 oz., 19 and half inches.
We are beyond blessed and so grateful for your kindness!!
Giselle (last name withheld)