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
Baby bath tubs
Blankets, large or small
Boppy pillows and covers
Breast feeding pads, coverups, storage bags and Lansinoh lotion