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Welcome Baby Box

A Thank You from South Lane

19 Nov 2018
One of the greatest gifts of working with the community is hearing about the impact 90by30's efforts have on our neighbors. South Lane Regional Leadership Team Coordinator Rachel Nordquist recently received this email from a father whose family was touched by the gift of the Welcome Baby Box. My name is Travis and I am father to baby Juniper. My wife Amy and I welcomed her into the world on the fifth of November. Alan Baas put us in touch with your organization shortly before Juniper was due to arrive. Amy met up with you and I was informed it was all very positive and welcoming. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to see her and also sending her home with all of these treasures. One...

404 Pounds of Baby Boxes

27 Jun 2018
What do 100 Baby Boxes look like? Like this! 90by30 staff members helped haul 404 pounds of Pip & Grow Smitten Sleep Systems up to our second-floor office today. Soon the boxes will be distributed to our five rural regions as part of the Welcome Baby Box program currently in place in South Lane and launching in West Lane on July 1. Team members will fill the boxes with supplies, a resource guide, and other newborn necessities before giving them to local families with infants.

West Lane Baby Boxes Draw Funding

24 Apr 2018
The Baby Box isn't just a South Lane project - all of our rural regions have chosen it as a strategy, and the Western Lane Community Foundation recently recognized the potential with a generous grant. Board President Tom Basset remarked at the award presentation that "one of my favorite - and they’re all favorites - is the Welcome Baby boxes that were started in Finland. They are 30 by 90 inches and fit a baby, when used as a bassinet, and come with diapers and baby items. They also come with a visit from an in-house representative." How passionate was the WLCF about the project? “They asked for 30 boxes," Basset said. "We thought so much of the program that we gave them 60.” Read the rest...

Welcome Baby Box Now a Reality

19 Jan 2018
South Lane's Welcome Baby Box program is up and running, making deliveries to families with infants in the region with resources, supplies, and the eponymous "box," a Smitten safe sleep system made by Portland company Pip & Grow. Let's give a big hand to the South Lane RLT and everyone in the community who has stepped forward to sponsor items, make donations, and volunteer their time.

90by30 Hosts Community Baby Shower in Cottage Grove

5 Jun 2017
This article appeared on June 2, 2017, on KEZI.com. Click here to read the original. COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - A community baby shower is happening on Saturday in Cottage Grove. A family resource center, 90by30, is working with Pip and Grow to unveil the Welcome Baby Box project. Organizers said baby boxes lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. The project will also provide new parents with essentials. The baby shower will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bohemia Park. Families can also register for the baby boxes. They will be available to all infants born in south Lane County starting in August.

Child Abuse Prevention Month Kicks Off in Cottage Grove (CG Sentinel)

5 Jun 2017
This article by Caitlin May appeared in April 2017 in the Cottage Grove Sentinel. Click here to read the full article. The goal is to reduce child abuse by 90 percent by the year 2030 and this year, the 90by30 group is taking to the streets of Cottage Grove to help raise awareness. Nationally, the month of April is designated as child abuse awareness month and is recognized in several different ways but locally efforts are being made to prevent the abuse and fund raise for tools that would offer children a better start from birth. "What we do every year is try to raise awareness and do the decorating to get people aware," said Pete Barrell, community services director for the city of...