The Community Baby Shower is back!

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Soroptimist International of Hood River is once again organizing the Annual Community Baby Shower to benefit babies born to local families who are not able to afford those things for their child that many of us take for granted.

Soroptimist members will be in the lobby of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital on Saturday, June 4th from noon until 4:00pm to accept donations. Can’t swing by that Saturday? Checks (made payable to SIHR) may be mailed to SIHR, P.O. Box 51, Hood River, OR 97031; cash or checks may be deposited to SIHR’s account at Centerpointe Bank in Hood River. Donations may also be dropped off at The Next Door at 965 Tucker Road in Hood River.

 Suggested donations (new and unwrapped, please):

  • Disposable diapers (newborn & larger sizes)
  • Baby oil, shampoo, wash, wipes
  • Q-tips
  • Teething supplies                                                           
  • Pacifiers
  • Glass bottles                                                           
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Disposable cameras, photo albums
  • Baby toys, board books
  • Receiving blankets/quilts                                   
  • Socks/ booties/ hats                                                                                               
  • Pajamas (newborn-up to 24 months)
  • T-shirts/onesies

All donations go to The Next Door’s “Healthy Start” program, which provides a “Welcome Baby Visit” to all first-time parents and weekly home visits to new families experiencing extra stress in their lives. “I can’t tell you what a difference these gifts make for many of our new parents,” says Grace Parson, who manages the program. “The baby shower gifts are given to deserving families throughout the year who are so grateful for the help.” 

Questions: Contact Kate Dougherty 541-386-3850 or email kated@gorge.net.

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