Compassionate couple throws community baby shower for new parents in need – ‘It takes a village’
We’ve all heard the proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” — and it certainly takes a village when new parents don’t have the means to get the supplies they need to care for their newborns.
A Pennsylvania couple was thinking of other new parents when they decided to organize a community baby shower.
Jonathan and Cindy Strawbridge, who are parents to 2-year-old Lucas, put together 150 baskets filled with essentials like diapers, formula and clothing. All of those supplies were donated from businesses and community members.
“We have a village which we are so grateful for,” Cindy Strawbridge said. “But what about other people that don’t have a village?”
They assembled 150 baskets for moms, dads and caretakers of little ones.
Each basket even has a handwritten note to encourage families and let them know they are loved, according to My NBC 5.
“Every note says something different, but what is consistent is that you matter, you are loved,” Cindy Strawbridge said. “So is your child, and we’re happy to be a part of the village with you.”
Indeed it does take a village and this dynamic duo has done a fabulous job at making sure the new parents in their community are taken care of.
What can you do to strengthen your community? If we all came up with and executed on one idea to better our communities, together we can change the world. That’s real Majic.