AECDC Distributes 1st Baby Box
Every year 3,500 infants in the US die from sleep-related incidents, often involving blankets or toys blocking the infants' flow of oxygen.
With a grant from the Center for Disease Control, New Jersey is the first state in the nation to offer these boxes free to all expectant parents. The Los Angeles-based Baby Box Company makes the sturdy, specially-designed boxes available after new or expectant parents watch a 15 minute video on safe sleeping habits for babies, and pass a 6-item quiz. Parents are then issued a certificate that they bring to a Baby Box distribution center and pick up the box, which includes a mattress, fitted sheet, diapers and coupons for baby necessities. The AECDC also can provide baby clothing and other accessories.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Only Free Diaper Bank and Only Free Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program in Middlesex County
Track Friday Results: Thousands of Diapers!
Led by AECDC Board members Laura Gordon and Dana Schrager, we finished in 6th place out of the 55 different fundraising groups who participated. Not only did we raise over $1500, we also collected over 20 boxes of diapers! $300 of these donations helps keep open our small but essential office; $1,200 translated into another 100 boxes of baby diapers (purchased wholesale). Each box includes about 100 diapers ... that means our little ‘walking effort’ provided over 10,000 diapers to people who need them!
An AECDC Surprise Package
This week Fed Ex arrived at the CDC door with a huge, unexpected package. We weren't sure if it were really for us, but indeed it was.
Inside: a wheelchair we loaned over a year ago, being returned - from Georgia!!!
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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.