Global Resources – Splish, Splash, We Had A Blast!
Global Resources held a ‘Baby Shower Drive’ collecting boxes of donations to benefit the Teen Parent Connection, an organization that empowers young families (providing support, education, and resources that will prevent child abuse and neglect among this at-risk population) while working at preventing teen pregnancy (parents who have successfully completed the program go on to speak at area schools and community events, educating teenagers about the harsh realities of being a teen parent).
The purpose of our Baby Shower Drive was to stock the Parents’ Pantry, supplying diapers, wipes, pull ups, graduate meals, adult and baby shampoo and bath products, juice jars/boxes, baby/children’s fever reducer; Pedialyte, baby lotion, pacifiers, bibs, bottles, sippy cups. We also sought any larger gifts for infants and toddlers such as car seats, clothes, toys, etc.
Teen parents can earn ‘Baby Bucks’ to by attending the Teen Parent Connection programs, keeping up with their child’s immunizations, and finishing school. Baby bucks are then be used to ‘purchase’ supplemental items in the Parents’ Pantry.
Rebecca and Arianna stopped by the Global Resources office to thank us for the donations and to explain the mission of the Teen Parent Connection. Rebecca was once a Teen Parent Connection client and now is a volunteer.