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Newark Host Baby Shower for Moms in Need

Newark Host Baby Shower for Moms in Need

The second annual Newark Community Baby Shower demonstrates that community spirit lives in spite of the recession and politicians who can’t see the people connected to the budgets they cut.

The baby shower grew out of Mayor Cory Booker‘s 2003 initiative Newark Now, a program designed to empower Newark residents by providing them with the tools, skill and means to improve their neighborhoods.

In cooperation with K.I.D.S (Kids in Distressed Situations), an international children’s charity program, moms-to-be and new moms in Newark will take part in a year-long initiative to make sure that their babies will have resources necessary for the first years of life. K.I.D.S donated $500,000 of new baby products, like diapers, bottles and strollers.

In addition, the baby shower provides speakers on a wide range of parenting topics and more importantly, instills a sense that someone cares and that the women and children are a vital part of the Newark community.

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3:43AM PDT on Apr 17, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:10PM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

That's so great to hear!

John N., ...amen to that!

12:13PM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

Welcome good news. Thank you.

12:33AM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

That's pretty awesome, but I worry for the kids, if they don't have moms that can support them without having everything handed to them from others, then that's a scary thought. But if the community is simply just helping out the situation, then good for them. I didn't really fully understand the situation.

2:23PM PDT on Apr 13, 2011

thanks

11:34AM PDT on Apr 13, 2011

Thanks for the info

11:23AM PDT on Apr 13, 2011

tks for the info

11:05AM PDT on Apr 13, 2011

Hillary said it best, "It Takes a Village".

10:27AM PDT on Apr 13, 2011

Pro-Lifers do help women who are pregnant. My church is a perfect example with the Gabriel Project. Women are provided with baby items and rides to doctor appointments. I am glad to see a community helping!!

10:07AM PDT on Apr 13, 2011

Rosemary while on a basic level your statement makes sense we don't live in a basic clean slate of a world. Women and girls are impregnated against their will, often. Many young men abandon their children and become deadbeat dads who refuse to pay child support [that typically isnt enough to pay bills anyway]. Women do find them selves pregnant even while using birth control, and the pro life movement is making it harder and harder to choose not to give birth.

If only it were a matter of just choosing the world would make so much more sense.

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