Community Baby Shower

Because of growing concern around COVID-19, and following the guidelines issued by Governor Baker’s office, we have made the decision to postpone our annual Community Baby Shower, which was scheduled to take place on April 29th.

As the situation progresses and we learn more, we will provide updates about the rescheduled event. In the meantime, there are still things you can do to help new and expecting parents:

  • Support a parent in need For $100 you can sponsor a Baby Basics Box, which includes diapers and wipes and all of the essentials a new baby needs.
  • If you know of a family in need that is about to welcome a new baby, please direct them to contact the United Way 2-1-1 service by dialing 211 on their phone or visiting the 2-1-1 website here.

Thank you so much for helping families in need in our community. We look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled Community Baby Shower.

About Community Baby Shower

Parenthood can be overwhelming for anyone. Whether they are studying nutrition, developmental milestones, or safe sleep, new parents have a lot to learn. What’s worse, much of the information can appear contradictory. That’s where our community—supportive friends, family, and caring neighbors— comes in.

The Community Baby Shower connects new and expectant parents experiencing economic hardship with maternal and early childhood education and resources. It also provides access to gifts, food, and friendship. Hosted by Women United, this annual celebration will help more than 300 families this year get a stronger start.

Check out photos from last year’s Community Baby Shower here.

How You can get involved

Support a new parent
Donating directly to the event is encouraged. We strive to provide on-site resources, educational trainings and gifts to the new parents, funding remains our most critical need.

For $100 you can sponsor a Baby Basics Box, which includes:


Diapers
Wipes
Travel Changing Pad
Diaper Cream
Head to Toe Wash

Bath Lotion
Baby Towel/Washcloth Set
Infant Tylenol
Nail Clippers
Onesies

Bibs and Burp Cloths
Bottles
Socks
Rattle and teething toy

Developmental Toy
Childproofing Items
Receiving Blankets
Pacifiers

Visit our Amazon Registry
You can help supply gifts and the items in the baby box that gets provided to new mothers.

Involve your company or organization
Items drives and sponsorship provide the items and services needed to make the event a success. Learn more about how your group can participate here.

Volunteer
Helping hands to assist with setup and volunteering the day of the event are always welcome.

Register
If you are a new or expectant mother experiencing hardship at this time and interested in attending the shower, please 
CLICK HERE to register.

For more information about this event, contact Kiara Lum at klum@supportunitedway.org or 617-624-8005.

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