Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

A welcome to babies & new moms!

Diaper wipes, handwritten notes, and baby blankets are more than just ingredients for baby welcome baskets. They also bring teams together and show our most vulnerable moms that the community cares about them. Recently Renée Petrina, an IU Campaign Team Captain, brought together the University Information Technology Services (UITS) crew to assemble baby baskets as part of their United Way campaign.
The baby baskets will go to first-time moms who are paired with the IU Health Nurse-Family Partnership.
“When I learned about the Nurse‐Family Partnership, I was so excited about the impact they’ve been able to make in such a short time,” explained Renée“I’m glad some of my coworkers were able to take time to show moms in our area how much this community is standing behind them.” 
The event resulted in 20 baskets of supplies for mothers and newborns in the program. In its first year, the Nurse-Family Partnership has welcomed nearly 20 newborns. They are about to have a baby explosion in the next couple of months, so they expect to run out of baskets by January! The moms really love the handwritten cards from the volunteers, and for some mothers, this is the first gift they have ever received. The nurses have been surprised by the depth of the impact that little things like this have on these moms. 
If your organization would like to host a group volunteer project like putting together baby baskets, contact Amy at amy (at)

Do you want to strengthen education in our community?

Please consider donating to the United Way Education Priority Fund. This fund helps children achieve their potential through cradle-to-career initiatives that ensure kids enter kindergarten ready to learn and graduate high school ready to earn success in college or career.

Want to learn more about additional Education initiatives or the other building blocks for a good life - Earnings and Essentials?



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