At any given time hundreds of Richmond teenagers are facing the challenges of pregnancy. In addition to pregnancy’s inherent difficulties (exhaustion, anxiety. . . you know the list), these girls’ burden often includes shame, poverty, and violence. Friends of Nurture is organizing a clothing/item drive to help lighten the load for these young mothers.
Mother’s Gift Circle collects, wraps and distributes gifts to teens enrolled in the Richmond City Health District’s Resource Mothers Program. These presents spread joy and help keep girls involved in a program that educates them about prenatal health, caring for newborns, birth control and the importance of staying in school.
Mother’s Gift Circle is seeking:
- New and truly like-new clothes, toys, and baby accoutrements for babies, 0 – 24 months
- Lightly used gift bags, tissue paper and ribbons
- Self-care items for new mothers (lotion, beautiful soaps, nursing tops, etc)
Especially Needed Items:
- Fingernail clippers
- Brush/comb sets
- Infants 2/3 pc sets (boy, girl, both)
- Hooded towels
Please save these items and bring them to our winter drop-off at Nurture’s Office at the Woodlot or clover. during the week of December 3 – 10. Drop off locations and times listed below:
Mother’s Gift Circle Winter Drop-off Locations:
Nurture’s Office at the Woodlot
2219 West Main Street
December 5 – 9: 1 – 5 pm
December 10: 9 am – NOON
3024 West Cary Street
December 3 – 10: 10 am – 5 pm (Sundays NOON – 5 pm)
Questions? Call Nurture board members Cait at 215-767-4352 or Janina at 770-862-0311.