DETROIT, MI – A Detroit organization serving single mothers, Care About Reaching Everyone (C.A.R.E), will distribute 200 baby cribs to combat Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other baby care items from 10am – 12 noon this morning Saturday from at New Grace Church, 25 Ford St, Highland Park, MI 48203.
C.A.R.E. co-founder, Yvonne Cross, says that single moms in Detroit often are unaware of SIDS and wake up in horror with a dead baby by their side. “We can save the lives of babies and help these young ladies with parenting and resource referrals so that they have an opportunity to raise their families properly,” said Cross.
A prerequisite to receiving the cribs is that mothers attend an empowerment workshop on SIDS and life skills. Mothers will receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop. Today’s workshop will feature Dr. Stacy Scott, Ph.D., executive director, The Global Infant Safe Sleep Center.
Dr. Scott notes the severity of SIDS in Michigan and Detroit. “Every year hundreds upon hundreds of babies are lost to SIDS. There are protective measures parents and caregivers can take to reduce the risk of this happening to their baby, and we want to get that message out here in Detroit and throughout the state of Michigan,” said Dr. Scott.
WHAT: Fighting SIDS lifesaving baby cribs given to single moms
WHERE: at New Grace Church, 25 Ford St, Highland Park, MI 48203.
WHEN: 10am -12:30pm Today Saturday November 4, 2017
CONTACT: Yvonne Cross (313) 221-4102
C.A.R.E. Community is a State of Michigan non-profit, outreach organization located in Detroit, MI. C.A.R.E. is committed to helping and reaching out to everyone in need. C.A.R.E. reaches families/parents, children, the elderly, and the differently abled. We also make it a point to make our assistance available to those in prison, and once released from prison to help them with employment. Those who seek spiritual healing it is available as well. Our mission is to reach out to the community and create programs that are needed in the community. To better strengthen and promote sustainable and healthy lifestyles beyond the four walls of the church and to help address the social and economic needs of our community
10:00 am Doors Open and Vendors
10:00 am-10:30 am Welcome
10:40-11:40 pm Empowerment Session
Understanding Infant Mortality with Dr. Stacy Scott, Executive Director, Global Infant Safe Sleep Center
11:40 – 12:00 Presentation of workshop completion certificates
12:00-12:30 pm Distribution of cribs, clothing, and food