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 of the article in the Siuslaw News here.