Our first event is one you won’t want to miss!
The March of Dimes has created a Teddy Bear Den Program (TBD) that is designed to encourage or motivate low income women to get prenatal care and practice healthy behaviors during pregnancy, as well as take good care of their babies after pregnancy. The TBD accomplishes this by offering women on the program incentives, such as diapers, wipes, new baby clothes and a variety of other baby care products. Women who follow the program “earn” points toward these incentives by getting prenatal care, participating in prenatal and postpartum educational classes, breastfeeding, avoiding tobacco, alcohol and drugs, keeping appointments for well baby visits, receiving immunizations and through a variety of positive, health promoting activities. The TBD provides information, educational materials, and a variety of other resources and referrals that help clients take goo care of themselves and their babies. Surveys indicate that the TBD program motivates more than 90% of the clients to practice and maintain healthy behaviors. The TBD has served approximately over 2,500 low income women in the Salt Lake area.
In honor of The Teddy Bear Den, “Service Soapbox” is throwing a Baby Shower! Guests who attend are asked to bring items to help stock the Den! Please look over this list and see what you can donate!
Teddy Bear Den Wish List
(These items should be new or handmade in order to be used as appropriate incentives for women in the program. The items below are listed in order of greatest need.)
- Diapers and Wipes (Sizes 1-4 are always in highest demand)
- Baby Hygiene Items: Shampoo, Baby Wash, Lotion, and Diaper Rash Cream
- Baby Clothes (0-12 month sizes)
- Coats, Jackets, Winter Hats, Gloves and Mittens
- Socks, Hats, Shoes, and Sleepers
- Baby Care Items: Combs, Brushes, Diaper Bags, Bottles and Nail Clippers
- Soft Baby Carriers or Backpacks
- Blankets (any size or material) and Crib-size Bedding
- Cash Donations are always welcome!
apart of the fun!
Anyone can join in to support the efforts! Sign up HERE and participate in our “Virtual Baby Shower!” If you are an etsy shop owner, a childrens retailer or a friend with a big heart and you want to send a gift for the event please jump on over, sign up and join in! Anyone who donates from out of town will be entered into our drawing for a chance to win some amazing prizes!
So consider yourself invited! Come enjoy food, games, prizes and the company of some amazing bloggers! It’s all for a great cause and we hope to see you there!
At the beautiful
Noah’s Event Hall
located at 322W. 11000 S. in South Jordan
Please RSVP HERE so we can have a better idea of who will be in attendance!
Additional support is always needed!
To find out more about ways you can help support this Specific event please read THIS!
If you’re a local and want to get involved in this or other Service Soapbox activities and events come visit our site and sign up! You would be amazed at the collection of bloggers and new friend potential! We’d love to have you join!