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Donation drive extended for B.A.B.E. stores

Please consider donating new and gently used infant and toddler clothing and supplies to help low-income and underserved families and moms-to-be. Our donation drive HAS BEEN EXTENDED through Sunday, Feb. 24.

What is B.A.B.E.?

It’s is a unique Beacon program that offers incentives to expectant mothers and parents to encourage responsibility and improve self-esteem.

Parents and parents-to-be earn B.A.B.E. coupons for keeping prenatal appointments, attending parenting classes, and other activities that improve child development and family health.

Doctors, clinics and other social service agencies distribute B.A.B.E. coupons, which may be redeemed at B.A.B.E. stores for items ranging from diapers to childproofing essentials.

Here are some B.A.B.E. fast stats:

1,950+   —   number of families served annually
29,876   —   coupons redeemed in 2017
17,374   —   diapers “sold” in 2017
20   —   average # of classes offered monthly through BABE

Donation boxes are located at the following locations:

  • Beacon Health & Fitness – 111 West Jefferson Blvd, South Bend
  • Beacon Health & Fitness – 3221 Beacon Pkwy, Mishawaka
  • Community Hospital of Bremen – 1020 High Rd, Bremen
  • Elkhart General Hospital – 600 East Blvd, Elkhart
  • Memorial Hospital – 615 North Michigan Street, South Bend

Here are the new or gently-used items our B.A.B.E. stores need:

Baby carriers
Baby wash
Baby bath tubs
Blankets, large or small
Boppy pillows and covers
Breast feeding pads, coverups, storage bags and Lansinoh lotion
Cabinet locks
Crib sheets
Hooded towels
Nail clippers
Nasal aspirators
Outlet covers
Scratch mittons
Sippy cups
Snack cups
Toddler underwear

Thanks for helping us support this important program in our communities.

About Heidi Prescott

Passionate about writing her whole life, Heidi Prescott joined Beacon Health System in 2015 and currently serves as Director of Communications. A former newspaper journalist who has experience in TV, radio, magazines and social media, Heidi loves storytelling, photography and spending time in nature.