At the April membership meeting, Saturday Club members collected more than 30 bags of new and gently used size 0-2 baby items for The Baby Bureau, located in Warminster, Pa. The Baby Bureau is a 2018 Saturday Club grant recipient whose mission is to provide underserved babies in the community with “baby bundles” of clothing, bottles, shoes, blankets and other necessary items. The bundles are distributed through community social service providers who determine need and get the babies necessary items for the first few years of life. According to The Baby Bureau, more than 900,000 babies will be born into poverty this year. The organization has dressed more than 3,700 babies, and with the help of The Saturday Club, will dress many more this year.
Additionally, a group of members from The Saturday Club visited The Baby Bureau to sort and create bundles. They sorted dozens and dozens of bags of baby clothes by gender, size and season into appropriate bins to get ready to be washed. After sorting was complete, each member made a few bundles for babies ages 2 and under. It was an amazing experience, and we look forward to assisting The Baby Bureau in their efforts again soon.