19 Dec Bed Bath & Beyond Gives New Mothers A Fresh Start
Organization: Pregnancy Resource Center of Pine City
Lives Impacted: 250
Donation: Bed Bath & Beyond
Pregnancy Resource Center of Pine City located in Pine City, MN help moms & dads at all stages of pregnancy and equips them to make healthy choices about their relationships, health and pregnancy through our network of care. The donations from Buy Buy BABY have been used by our recipients, for their children, as they attend our Earn While You Learn program. This program is where moms and dads can attend classes of their choosing which help them to be the best parent they can be! The typical mom and/or dad attends appointments for approximately one hour every two weeks with one of our Peer Counselors. For each lesson they complete they earn points for baby supplies and other materials found in our baby boutique. They can earn additional points by attending other programs, keeping doctor and dental appointments, volunteering, etc.
The beautiful donations received from Buy Buy BABY are displayed in our Baby Boutique for our clients to choose from as they earn the points needed to take the materials home. With over 70 families attending this program, we find the points system works to keep the items fairly distributed among our families and helps to give them a sense of ownership as well! The gratitude expressed by the families receiving these items is truly heartfelt. All the recipients do a great job of making sure that those that in critical need of goods get first picks, because the children are the priority. They often have their eye on something particular and will wait until their next appointment to make sure no other family wants it. It is so wonderful for myself and the volunteers at the Center to be able to be a part of their receiving these items.
One mother disclosed to us that before coming to the PRC, she was pregnant but lacked the resources and proper housing needed to start a family. Now, happy and proud to be a mom, she says seeing her baby smile is the greatest joy ever. She is currently better off financially and appreciates all the items she has received from here. She said, “What has made the difference is having everything I need and getting a house, and job, as well as the support of the PRC and family. I would recommend the PRC to my friends”. Thank you Good360 and Buy Buy BABY for making our first-time mothers experience amazing!