Family Services will distribute donations to mothers and babies in its service community.

Every year, thousands of babies are born into poverty in the Piedmont.  And every year, countless new mothers face the challenge of welcoming a newborn into a home that is financially unprepared.  That’s why FOX8 and ‘A Cleaner World’ have teamed up to host the FOX8 Community Baby Shower.

Members of the community are encouraged to drop off new diapers, formula, and supplies or gently used baby things such as baby clothes, toys, cribs, etc., that are not expired and are in excellent condition at any ‘A Cleaner World’ location throughout the Piedmont through February 21.  Family Services of the Piedmont and Family Services of Forsyth County will then collect and distribute the donated essential items to new mothers and babies in need throughout our community.

“Every child deserves the best possible start in life. Yet, nearly one in three children in Forsyth County lives in poverty, and the rate is even higher for families with children under the age of five and in minority households. All of us can help reverse the growing poverty in our city by working together to create a better future for everyone who calls Forsyth County ‘home.’ We are grateful to FOX8 and A Cleaner World and the citizens of Piedmont Triad for supporting the most vulnerable parents and babies in our city and helping to build a healthy, vibrant community,” says Bob Feikema, President and CEO of Family Services.

The FOX8 Community Baby Shower is fronted by FOX8 News Anchor Katie Nordeen, who as viewers know, is preparing to welcome her first child in March.

“Preparing for a new baby is such a blessing, but it can also be quite stressful,” said Nordeen.  “We are hopeful that this campaign will help ease some of the anxiety many new moms face before bringing home their newborn.”

The FOX8 Community Baby Shower kicked off on Monday, January 18, and will run through Sunday, February 21, at these A Cleaner World businesses:

Advance, NC

110 Commerce Place, Advance, NC 27006, (336) 940-2776
M-F 7:00-6:00 Sat. 7:30-5

Clemmons, NC

2600 Lewisville-Clemmons, Clemmons, NC 27012-8713, (336) 766-4041
M-F 6:30-6:30 Sat. 8-2

Greensboro, NC

1949 Battleground Ave., Greensboro, NC 27408-7123, (336) 288-5312
M-F 7-6 Sat. 8-5

2282 Golden Gate Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405-4302, (336) 273-6238
M-F 7-6 Sat. 8-5

5717 Inman Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410-9268, (336) 665-6100
M-F 7-6 Sat. 8-5

3715 Lawndale Ave., Greensboro, NC 27455-3001, (336) 288-5224
M-F 7-7 Sat. 8-5

High Point, NC

2527 Eastchester Dr, High Point, NC 27265-1448, (336) 882-8621
M-F 7-6 Sat. 8-5

1530 N. Main St, High Point, NC 27262-2642, (336) 882-9521
M-F 7-6 Sat. 8-5

Kernersville, NC

611 N. Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284-2647, (336) 996-3896
M-F 7-6 Sat. 8-5

1545 Union Cross Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284-7536, (336) 996-5141
M-F 7-6 Sat. 8-5

Lewisville, NC

1337 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd., Lewisville, NC 27023, (336) 448-0206
M-F 7-6 Sat. 8-5

Winston-Salem, NC

Club Haven Shopping Center, 5075 Country Club Rd.,
Winston-Salem, NC 27104, (336) 768-9128
M-F 7-6 Sat. 8-5

3735 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27127, (336) 650-1512
M-F 7-6 Sat. 8-5

3481 Robinhood Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106-4701, (336) 765-3938
M-F 7-7 Sat. 8-5

By Stuart Smith
FOX 8