United Way holds 2nd Annual Community Baby Shower for 80 new and expectant parents in Lynn
LYNN -- United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and its Women's Initiative today held their 2nd Annual Community Baby Shower at The Lynn Museum and Historical Society. In the spirit of a traditional baby shower, this event connects pregnant women and new/soon-to-be parents with maternal and early childhood health service resources as well as food, friendship, and gifts.
This year, because of volunteer support and an increase in donated items, United Way was able to increase the number of new and expectant parents who can attend. More than 80 families are expected to attend the Community Baby Shower in Lynn, an increase from 60 families from United Way's first event last year in Boston.
The Community Baby Shower features educational seminars, gently used items donated by local families, local resource tables, a photo booth, dinner, and games and prizes. This year each expectant and new mother is taking home a "goody bag" containing necessities and educational materials for the beginning of their journey into parenthood. These Basics for Babies bags were prepared by volunteers from Deloitte, J.P. Morgan, Ernst & Young and United Way's Women's Initiative.
About United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley
One of the region's largest nonprofits, United Way's work ensures that children enter school ready to learn, youth stay engaged in school so they graduate with options for the future, and parents attain financial stability. No other single organization has the scope, expertise, and influence to bring together hundreds of human services agencies, government, businesses, private foundations and dedicated volunteers around a common vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results.