Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Baby Basics of Collier Gets a Flood of Help From Waterside Event

baby basics accepting a check from waterside shops

“naplesIt didn’t take long for the Baby Basics of Collier County to get the ball rolling in 2016, as it just accepted a gracious donation of $5,012.70 from Waterside Shops through its Coins for a Cause program, which donates all the coins in its fountain to a deserving organization every year.

Baby Basics of Collier County Is a volunteer organization that provides free diapers to over 378 infants and toddlers from low-income, working families in Collier County and Bonita Springs.

“It was an absolute honor for Baby Basics of Collier County to be named the 2015 Coins for a Cause partner.  This money is so important to an organization of our size.  We are a volunteer organization and rely on donations, fundraising events, and sponsorship dollars to purchase diapers for our families.  This program will allow us to provide diapers and kindness to even more babies in need in our community and for this we are truly thankful,” said Jean Ann Lynch, Baby Basics of Collier County’s Founder and Board President.

Founded in 2004, Baby Basics of Collier County has impacted over 1,600 families in the area since its origin. Interested families who are seeking the program, must be screened for qualification and must meet certain criteria including at least one working guardian, demonstrated financial need and must not be receiving any federal or state cash assistance in order to be eligible. Free supplies of diapers are made for all families who meet the criteria.

Baby Basics makes its easy by greeting the families, selecting proper sizes and by providing information regarding the next distribution and other opportunities for further support services

Baby Basics is a volunteer organization and all donations and sponsorship funds are used to purchase diapers.

For further information on Baby Basics of Collier County, visit www.BabyBasicsCollier.org or contact Jean Ann Lynch, Baby Basics founder and board president at (239) 352-4310 or BabyBasicsNDC@hotmail.com.

For more information on Waterside Shops and all their donations, please visit www.WatersideShops.com.

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