Stork’s Nest Baby Shower Coming Up!

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Stork's Nest Baby Shower

“A healthy beginning for each mother and baby …”

Bottles, diapers, baby wipes and blankets…just some of the items needed to keep the Stork’s Nest fully stocked with things that every baby needs. The Stork’s Nest relies on the generosity of the community for these infant care necessities. Assistance League® of the Chesapeake participates each year by providing donations to the Stork’s Nest store. Our December meeting is special because it’s when we hold a “baby shower” to collect the items being donated by our members and their friends.

The goal of the Stork’s Nest program is to prevent premature births, low birth weight babies and infant mortality. It’s a partnership with the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Anne Arundel County Department of Health, the March of Dimes Maryland Chapter and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Rho Eta Zeta Chapter.

The Stork’s Nest provides educational classes ranging from prenatal to infant care, utilizing a points-based incentive system for women to earn and “purchase” infant care items until the baby turns 12 months old. Any pregnant woman in Anne Arundel County is eligible to participate, with a priority of engaging pregnant women who do not receive regular prenatal care and who are at risk for infant mortality or premature birth.

We look forward to seeing members (and their donations) on the 14th! Download the wish list of items here.