Through PRC’s work with Nurse Family Partnership and case workers from Union Community Care, we have received many referrals of low-income expectant and new mothers who are struggling to purchase the many items needed for a new baby, such as diapers, wipes, clothing, formula, cribs, and safety equipment.
Although Lancaster is home to many pregnancy centers, the requirements for receiving supplies like diapers often leave gaps of access for many families who desperately need this service. In hopes of creating a support system with the lowest possible barrier to access, PRC partnered with Union Community Care to plan and provide baby kits to new mothers, as well as ongoing supplies as-available.
PRC volunteers and donors assemble kits, which Union social workers store in their office and hand out. When a new mother and baby are released from the hospital, they can be sent home with a diaper bag full of basics to get them started. Kits include diapers, wipes, onesies, pacifiers, and a swaddling blanket. Additional supplies are also provided so social workers can continue to hand out diapers and wipes as needed during subsequent appointments.
PRC hopes to expand this work in the future, by finding the support and space to include larger items like cribs, car seats, and baby-proofing items.
BABY KITS INCLUDE:
- Size 1 diapers (disposable, no cloth)
- NoseFrida nasal aspirator plus pack of replacement filters
Gently Used or New
- Foldable changing pad
- 2 onesies (0-3M)
- Swaddling blanket
Donations of new and gently used items are now being accepted. Click here to purchase directly from Amazon and ship to PRC.
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Supplies are housed at some Union Community Care offices and distributed by Union social workers to patients at their appointments. Currently, these items are not available to the general public.