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Gift Bags for a newborn baby with a critical illness

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There With Care of the Bay Area

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
Newborn in the hospital
Your care can help newborns thrive.

From the comfort of your own home volunteer to make a Gift Bag for a newborn baby with a critical illness.

COVID-19 challenges everyone's daily lives, including the lives of families who have a newborn baby with a critical illness. By volunteering you help provide families with the care they need as they try to cope with their newborn's medical crisis during this pandemic.

Gift Bag for Babies.
Shop and shower with gifts a newborn leaving the hospital for the first time.
Create gift bags that are gender neutral, for a boy or for a girl.

Choose to make 1 Baby Gift Bag or 5, 10 or more. Every week we receive requests from families for these bags.
Note: If you are doing this activity because you require volunteer service hours, they are typically calculated as follows: 1 hour for the first bag and 15-20 minutes for each additional bag.

What about COVID-19?
Please wear gloves and a mask while making the bag(s).
Every bag we receive is quarantined before it is delivered to a family.

Include others in your experience!
Invite family members, friends, coworkers, students or faith community members to participate with you, virtually or in socially-distanced small groups.

Ready to shop and put together your Baby Gift Bags?
Choose to gift one or more of these bags.

Clothing Gift Bag
2 or 3 outfits (bottom + top or dress/onesie) in each of the following sizes:
* Newborn
* 3-6 months
* 6- 9 months
* 12 months

Activity Gift Bag
2 English/Spanish board/picture books.
1 baby-safe stuffed animal.
1 - 3 baby pacifiers.
1 newborn rattle.
1 chew baby toy.

Hygiene Gift Bag
2 packs of newborn diapers.
2 packs of baby wipes.
1 diaper rash cream.

Health Care Gift Bag
1 baby thermometer
1 baby nail care kit

Meal-time Gift Bag
1 set of baby utensils.
1 set of baby bowls.
1 sippy cup.
1 - 3 bottles.

Snuggle Gift Bag
1 - 2 pairs of fuzzy/cute baby socks.
1 pair of no-scratch mittens.
1 receiving blanket.

Baby Bath Time Gift Bag
1 full size bottle of baby shampoo/body wash.
1 full size bottle/tube of lotion.
1 baby hooded bath towel.

Neatly arrange your selected items in a clear gift bag, tie the gift bag with ribbon and attach a hand-decorated tag. Write on the tag your first name and a greeting: "Welcome little one" or "Especially for you".

Estimated cost per bag: $10 to $40 depending on the type of bag selected.

Ready to share your bag(s)?
In-person, contactless drop-off available at:

There With Care (main office), 2682 Middlefield Road, Suite H, Redwood City, CA 94063.
Monday through Friday, anytime between 9:00am and 2:00pm. No appointment required.

Mail-in/delivery address:
There With Care (main office), 2682 Middlefield Road, Suite H, Redwood City, CA 94063

Please contact us with any questions.
We look forward to hearing from you/seeing you soon!
Thank you!

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About There With Care of the Bay Area

Location:

2682 Middlefield Rd, Ste H, Redwood City, CA 94063, SOMAcentral, 450 Townsend, San Francisco, CA 94107, 2 locations: Redwood City + San Francisco, CA , US

Mission Statement

The mission of There With Care is to provide a wide range of meaningful and fundamental services to children and families during the critical phase of a medical crisis. We serve families referred by medical agencies, by building a network of services and people who ease the burden of life's day-to-day obligations with compassion and care.

Description

The Bay Area Chapter was created in 2011, seven years after the founding chapter opened in Colorado. There With Care receives referrals from medical social workers at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Mission Bay, San Francisco. When a family receives a medical diagnosis of critical illness for their child, There With Care connects with the family and engages community members as volunteers to help ease the stress of their day-to-day life activities.

The support provided is individualized to each family, and can include:
* Deliveries of groceries and prepared meals.
* Transportation to/from hospitals, medical appointments/treatments; and other locations; and gasoline cost assistance.
* Providing new baby clothing; books; toys; car seats; strollers, pack-and-plays and other essential items for families leaving the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit.
* Housecleaning; laundry service; lawn care; pet care during hospital admission; industrial home cleaning for immune compromised children, and home modifications for disability access.
* Professional services: accounting; legal; and translation services; alternative therapies; family or individual counseling; art therapy; haircuts; massage, etc.
* Providing babysitting, mentoring and tutoring for patients and siblings.

We welcome you to become part of the network of care and support that surrounds families, so they can focus on what's most important: their children. Thank you!

Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2682 Middlefield RoadSuite HRedwood City, CA 94063

(37.47591,-122.21301)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Up to 1 hour for the first bag, and 15 - 20 minutes for each additional bag.

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