Hundreds of Hats Help Babies Stay Warm
In Spring, 2005, the AECDC's then-president, Deborah Cherniss, began “Knitting for Newborns” to add warmth and color to the AECDC's new baby-related programs for low-income families.
Since then, hundreds of hats (and blankets) have come from individuals and groups such as Brandeis Women, Hadassah, and shops like Pins and Needles in Princeton, NJ.
They go to our many little clients (we serve over 700 families a year) and to area hospitals and Neonatal Intensive Care Units that care for fragile and disabled infants.
The hats range from very, very small (for premies) to large infant size. They often are paired with our Diaper Program, keeping both little tops and bottoms warm and dry.
For information on knitting hats, please click here.
AECDC diaper bank assists families in need
By Lauren Wanko
This mom of two needs diapers for her children and on this day she’s getting them for free.
“It just provides that little gap in between transitioning through certain financial issues,” said client Tiyonia.