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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Photo credit: Sarah's Baby Shower by zAppledot


K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

That's so great to hear!

John N., ...amen to that!

Rie Rie T.
Ria T6 years ago

Welcome good news. Thank you.

Christa Deanne
Oceana Ellingson6 years ago

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.

Reagan D.
Reagan D6 years ago


Delanee Ramdon
.6 years ago

Thanks for the info

Bernadette P.
Berny p6 years ago

tks for the info

John N.
John Nester6 years ago

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

Michelle C.
Michelle C6 years ago

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!!

Claire M.
Claire M6 years ago

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.