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Baby Item Donation Drive

September 17 - October 6

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September 17 - October 6

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Baby Item Donation Drive

Join the 14th Street Y and your downtown community for the Jewish High Holidays by giving forward and lifting up our neighbors in need!

Our downtown community is rich in diversity, home to people of many religions, cultures, and backgrounds. But we also know that many of our neighbors need help. Since the Jewish New Year is a time of reflection and renewal, this is the perfect time to look back, give forward, and work together to lift up those in need!

Four Ways You Can Help: 


Donate Baby Items to Families in Head Start’s Home-Based Program

A Program of Child and Family Services at the Educational Alliance
Monday, September 17 through Wednesday, October 3

 

Help families by donating the following items:

  • Diapers: Pampers brand only, sizes 1 to 4
  • Baby Wipes: Any brand
  • Babies Clothing: onesies and sleepwear/pajamas
    • All clothing must be brand new with the tags still on
    • Sizes: 3 months to 24 months
  • Baby Toiletries: baby soap and baby lotion
    • Baby soap is particularly helpful as parents in the Home-Based Program use it to launder baby clothing at home
Dropped off donated goods in the designated box located behind security in the 14Y lobby anytime between Monday, September 17 through Wednesday, October 3.

Who you’re helping at the Home-Based Program:

  • More than 50% of residents in our downtown community receive income support and more than 30% live below the poverty level, including 34% of children under 18 years of age.
  • The Early Head Start/Head Start population: 43% are Hispanic, 32% are Asian, 14% are African American, 9% are White, and 2% are bi- or multi-racial.
  • All families in this program are experiencing abject poverty, 90% live in households that are 100% below the poverty line. More than 30% are recent immigrants with limited English proficiency.
  • Of all families in this program, more than 30% have a literacy level of less than high school graduation (this includes American-born citizens as well).

 

About the Home-Based Program

Home visiting is a method of service delivery, and a way to offer support, guidance, information, and child development directly to families in their homes. The program uses the Partners for a Healthy Baby home visiting curriculum for families. Home visiting is unique because it offers an opportunity for families to get the support they want in their own homes. The Home-Based Program allows the following;

  • Use the home environment to help parents and caregivers create rich learning opportunities that build on everyday routines and support their child’s development. The parent’s ability to recreate the child development experience once the home visitor leaves is equally important in the home visiting partnership.
  • Home visitors provide support to families whose life circumstances might keep them from participating in more structured settings. Working in the environment where families are most comfortable often allows for families and home visitors to build close and trusting relationships.
  • Home visits can be flexible, working at different hours depending on families need, and can take place in the family’s community such as libraries, parks or other spaces that allow families to feel comfortable.

Home visits are 90-minutes in duration, are done on a weekly basis, and usually occur 46 times a year. The program offers a socialization group on a biweekly basis in which families come together with other families in the program in a playgroup experience. Families in the Home-Based Program can participate in all family engagement activities our Head Start Programs offers including Daddy and Me Swim, Family Literacy, and Policy Council.