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What is a Community Baby Shower?

Did you know that diapers, wipes, and formula cost an average of $250/month?

That's a huge burden for parents with newborns.

You can welcome our newest community members and provide valuable encouragement and support to new families by hosting a Community Baby Shower. 

Have a party with your group or friends, but instead of presents, donate baby items for families with newborns. All the items you collect will be delivered directly to a family in need. For example, our Welcome Baby Program ensures that every parent with a newborn who enrolls in home visits receives a diaper bag filled with newborn necessities.

When you host a baby shower and donate critical baby items you are giving more families a good start. That builds a stronger community were we all LIVE UNITED.

What Young Families Need


Parents and guardians have a hard time asking for help when they have a new baby, and we want those in our program to feel valued and respected, no matter what. This is why we as for all new items.

Every donation, no matter the size, makes a huge difference.

These parents are so grateful for the items they receive each month. For many, these are vital items that they could not afford otherwise.


Steps to Success

1. Who can host?


Once your group is engaged, fill out the host form and

United Way will contact you with some additional resources.




2. What to plan?

Date: Pick a date you would like to hold the shower on, and what date you want to drop off the donations at United Way

Time: Pick a time that makes sense for your group

Locations: Some ideas are: the office, your favorite restaurant, or at home.

Activities: You can decorate the space with baby shower decor, host a potluck, or provide food, have games and prizes for attendees (just like a real baby shower!), Make sure to have a dedicated space for people to put their donations.



3. How to drop off the donations?

You can bring your donations to United Way of Northern Utah: 

2955 S. Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT 84403

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

You can also make a monetary donation if you are unable to host.






About Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby is a free home visitation program for parents with children aged newborn through three years old, sponsored by United Way of Northern Utah. Home Visitors do monthly in-home visits with families, which include a comprehensive guidebook with age-appropriate developmental information, activity ideas, and parenting tips, as well as connection to resources in the community. Welcome Baby partners with several agencies for family referrals into our program, offering much-needed support to these families. Over 99% of donations that come through Community Baby Showers are used for our Welcome Baby families. Currently, Welcome Baby currently has over 60 volunteer home visitors who make monthly home visits to over 240 families participating in the program. Welcome Baby currently serves families in Box Elder, Weber, Davis, Summit, and Salt Lake Counties, and is growing exponentially each month.