Heroes in Healthcare Honors Baby Basics
Vanderbilt Country Club Hosts 7th Annual Dining for Diapers
Vanderbilt Country Club hosted the 7th annual Dining for Diapers. Guests went to private homes for wine and appetizers then met at the Club for dinner and dancing to the music of local singing artist Daniel Melvin. All the delicious food was donated by local restaurants.. Vanderbilt CC members have raised over$45,000 for Baby Basics at the Dining for Diapers Events.
Thank You Volunteers!
Thanks to the many hands that helped to move over 200,496 diapers to six different distribution sites for Baby Basics. These wonderful volunteers worked hard so that 315 babies each month can have the diapers they need for the next four months. A special thanks to Mimi Skilling who quietly works behind the scenes figuring out how many diapers to order, where they go and also keeping track of which sites need what sizes. We could not do the program without her skillful assistance. Again Vanderbilt volunteers step up to do a huge job with humor and care for others.… Read More
Baby Basics Collier Featured in Forbes Article
BNY Mellon Supports Baby Basics Annual Fashion Show
BNY Mellon’s Preston Came presented a check for $1000 to Jean Ann Lynch President of Baby Basics. BNY Mellon is one of the sponsors for the Annual Fashion Show which was held at Dillard’s on November 12. This is the second year in which BNY Mellon has generously sponsored this event.
The Fashion Show was attended by over 160 women who were treated to a delicious brunch and a fabulous fashion parade. Dillard’s also provides a 10% discount on all store merchandise and then gave 10% of all the shopping proceeds back to Baby Basics. We are most grateful to our generous sponsors.
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Good News For Baby Basics
Baby Basics of Collier County would like to send a big thank you to all of our supporters! Recently we have been blessed with these generous gifts and grants allowing us to serve even more babies in need.
A big thank you to the National Diaper Bank network for facilitating the first shipment of free diapers from Kimberly-Clark. We received 1000 diapers which provided diapers to 22 babies for a month. That is a good start and we are hoping to receive more in the next quarter.
The supply was sent directly to Steve Stresen-Reuter of Precast by Design in Bonita. Steve is the generous man who helps us move all the diapers to our distribution areas twice a year. Thanks Steve. We are grateful to generosity of Huggies (a Kimberly-Clark brand) and K.I.D.S. … Read More
The Gift of Giving
In a community dedicated to extravagant charity events and gracious contributions, one local woman revolutionized her son’s birthday party into a successful fundraiser. Stephanie of Naples donated over fifteen cases of diapers to Baby Basics of Collier County after organizing her son’s first birthday celebration.
Through her strong desire to help surrounding community members, Stephanie asked each guest to bring diapers and other infant items in lieu of gifts for her son, Micah. “Our kids don’t need anything and the gift of helping someone else is so much more than receiving materialistic items,” Stephanie explained.
Guests warmly responded to the creative invitation that stated, “Look who is one, come celebrate and have some fun, bring diapers too to help cover some buns!” Every guest arrived with arms full of contributions and left with a gift … Read More
Bonita Baby Basics
Bonita Baby Basics , located at The Salvation Army on Old 41, has completed its eighteenth month of distribution of diapers to the mothers and children in our program.
The picture above shows many of the mothers and children listening to nurse Nordia Miranda giving home safety advice during the monthly lesson. For this lesson, a member of the Friends of the Salvation Army donated electrical outlet covers and cupboard ties for every family. Each month, Nordia and Joanne Herrada, the Bonita Springs Case Manager, choose a lesson that they feel would be helpful to the mothers. The last few lessons have been on car and car seat safety and summer safety tips. The mothers so appreciate the diapers, wipes, and information that we give them.
At this point, we service thirteen mothers and 14 … Read More
Commissioner Jim Coletta Honors Baby Basics
Commissioner Jim Coletta (pictured to the right with Jean Ann Lynch), presented a plaque to Baby Basics in honor of their commitment and contribution to the community.
The honor was bestowed on Baby Basics at the cocktail reception at Waterside Shops prior to the choral event at Naples United Church.
Thank you to Commissioner Coletta for recognizing all the good Baby Basics does for the communities babies in need.
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Third Biking / Walking Challenge a Great Success
One hundred and seventy-five adults and children found the weather perfect to begin a morning of riding and walking for the Third annual Baby Basics Biking and Walking Challenge. Long distance riders began the day early with a wonderful snack donated by Mc Donald’s and then were off to ride 75 km, 50 km and 25 km. The inside the park riders road their way around the North Collier Regional Park just before the many walkers began about 10:00.
Many participants solicited sponsorships from their friends and all the donations will go directly to purchase diapers for the 300 plus babies in the Baby Basics program. Dick and Diane Jordan raised $3000 to benefit the babies. Congratulations. It was a great day and Baby Basics will be able to provide diapers to over 60 babies … Read More
Jean Ann tells Wink News about February 11 Fundraiser
The February 11 Baby Basics Biking and Walking Challenge got a plug on Wink News Now. Watch this video to see Jean Ann Lynch, founder of the Baby Basics program, tell about Saturday’s fundraiser to help support hard-working parents who are struggling to make ends meet and need diapers for their babies.
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Baby Basics Article from NDN
Baby Basics Helps Vermont Families Isolated by Hurricane Irene
When the rains from hurricane Irene swept through, devastated and isolated much of Vermont, the neighbors-helping-neighbors spirit included aid for many area babies and their families, and that help had a Naples connection.
“Irene pretty much destroyed the small town of Deerfield Village,” said Jean Ann Lynch, a seasonal Naples resident who, along with her husband Dick, was at their Wilmington, Vermont home when Irene struck.
“For two weeks there were no roads to the community,” she said. “Twenty eight families were left homeless and many more lost pretty much everything they owned. There were more than 920 applications for help to FEMA from businesses and families in the county.”
Among those needing help were the five babies regularly swerved by Baby Basics of the Deerfield Valley, as well as other children and their families … Read More
Baby Basics Opens Seventh Distribution Site
Ann Schein knows that babies with clean diapers are healthier and happier and as the newest site manager for Baby Basics, she’s doing her part to make that happen for a lot more Collier County children.
Baby Basics of Collier County provides free diapers for infants of the working poor. This month, the Naples United Church of Christ became the seventh distribution point for the organization. Schein, a member of the NUCC congregation, previously had been an assistant manager at the Baby Basics YMCA site.
“We’ve got two babies that we’re servicing here at the church now, but we expect that we’ll be providing diapers for as many as 50 families before long,” said Schein. “We’ll draw from the area near the church, as well as from other sites which may be at or over … Read More