Baby shower to benefit local Sav-A-Life

Published 4:50pm Friday, April 12, 2013

Grace Fellowship church and Escambia County Sav-A-Life are teaming up next month for an event geared towards helping new or expecting mothers who may need a little aid in caring for their young children.

Wednesday, May 8, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. a baby shower will be held at the Atmore Sav-A-Life location and donated baby products, ranging from diapers to strollers, will be distributed to those in need.

Sav-A-Life Executive Director Linda Smith said the shower should do a lot of good in the community – but will also need the community’s help in order to make a difference in local lives. Right now, Smith said donations are needed the most.

“We are always in need of smaller and larger size diapers,” Smith said. “Newborns and sizes four and five. The smaller and larger diapers are always in need. We generally have a good stock of the middle sizes.”

Smith said donations are being collected by the congregation and leadership at Grace Fellowship, located at 1412 East Nashville Avenue in Atmore.

“It’s being put on by Grace Fellowship,” she said. “They are heading it up for us.”

Smith said all donations will be taken to the Sav-A-Life Earn While You Learn Store, which, she added, is not really a store at all.

“We don’t sell anything,” Smith said. “It’s all resource items we give away to mothers who agree to go through our parenting program.

Smith said the upcoming shower will be about more than just giving away baby items.

“They are going to come to the office and we’ll have refreshments and a program,” she said. “I’m going to be going through abstinence education and involving the participants as if they were the students. We are going to present all of the gifts and items that they bring.”

Smith said, while Grace Fellowship is heading up the donation drive, items may also be brought to the Sav-A-Life locations in Atmore, at 204 South Pensacola Avenue, and in Brewton, at 1311 Mcmillan Avenue.

Other needed items include: Baby wipes; cribs; infant seats; baby furniture; pacifiers; clothing; bottles.

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