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Shower the babies

Post by Kathleen Merryman / The News Tribune on March 12, 2009 at 3:31 pm with No Comments »
March 12, 2009 3:31 pm

We hear about babies starting out their lives with nothing, and our reflex is to help. Then the details get in the way. We’re not sure what the infants need, or where to take it.

Tacoma Soroptimist Club and the Pierce County Division of Child & Family Services are offering us a way around that. They’re sponsoring their fourth annual Community Baby Shower from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Joeseppi’s Restaurant, 2204 Pearl St.

Welcome gifts include disposable diapers, diaper bags, onesies and tees, socks, booties, clothes for babies from three to six months old, baby powder, soap, shampoo, wipes and diaper cream, pacifiers, baby bottles and baby toys. If you’re tempted to wrap them, please spend the money on another binkie instead.

The gifts will go with babies bound for foster homes because their own families can’ keep them safe and secure.

Anyone can just waltz in with a baby present, enjoy the ambiance, and go home feeling happier to have helped.

If you can’t make it, Soroptimist International of Tacoma is accepting monetary gifts at PO Box 112151, Tacoma, WA, 98411. That gift is tax-deductible.

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