You Can Give Families a Healthy Start
Did you know that diapers, wipes, and formula cost an average of $175/month?
That's a lot for parents with newborns.
This month, you can help a family make ends meet by hosting a community baby shower.
As a host, any items you collect will be delivered directly to a family in need. Our Welcome Baby program ensures that every parent who enrolls with a newborn, receives a diaper bag filled with newborn commodities.
What Young Families Need:
Parents and guardians have a hard enough time asking for help when they have a new baby, so we try to maintain as much normalcy and dignity for them as possible which is why we ask for all new items. We want the parents in our program to feel valued and respected, no matter what. View full list here.
- Most Needed Items:
- Diaper wipes
- Burp cloths
- Digital thermometers
- Receiving blankets
- Board books
Who Should Host a Baby Shower?
- Businesses wanting to give back
- Individuals interested in doing something unique for their birthday or Mother's Day
- Church groups looking to fulfill a service project
- College students craving a fun activity to do with their groups of friends or dorm
- Individuals who recently moved and want to connect with their neighbors
- Anyone with the desire to give families in our community a fresh start!
*Remember, no donation is too small. These parents are so grateful, some even moved to tears, for the items they receive each month. For many, these are vital items that they could not afford otherwise
Want to Host? Here's How it Works:
You can organize the shower to fit your schedule, and bring donations to our office during business hours.
M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2955 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84403
If you have any questions, email Kristin Thacker or call our office at 801-399-5584.
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.