ROCKFORD - Dozens of stateliners came out to support filling up boxes with all types of items for new moms and families in need.
Friday was the last day of the Community Baby Shower- and one of the organizers tells us it means a lot to her to see how the community stepped up to make a difference.
"We have been truly blessed with the generosity of the community."
Diapers, wipes, blankets, and more.
The stateline's generosity showed in the 6th Annual Community Baby Shower.
Crusader Community Health's Vice President of development Linda Niemic says it's really inspiring to see how the community responds year after year
"Every year it just seems to be getting bigger and better," said Niemic. "It's just overwhelming with generosity and joy, we're just very very very grateful."
Niemic says last year Crusader delivered over 1,100 babies- that's 1 in 4 in Winnebago County.
She says a lot of the families they see don't have much, so this yearly event immensely helps them out.
"It's just wonderful to have this support," said Niemic. "It takes a lot of support because there's so many needs that we see coming through our doors, and we try to be as responsive as we can.
All the baby items will be taken to one of Crusader's storage unit.
It will then be distributed to families who need them.
Niemic says it's also important for Crusader to show how they're stepping up to help out too.
"We try to take a pulse on community needs and the needs of our young mothers and their children is a priority for us and we're so very grateful," said Niemic. "It's important for the community to know that we're here for them."
Just because the Community Baby Shower is over doesn't mean the donations have to stop.
Crusader always accepts walk-in donations, as well as monetary ones online at the link below:
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