2014 Holiday Wishlist

Nov 25, 2014  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  2 comments

shutterstock_167384207The Healthy Start Coalition is collecting new, donated items for program participants this holiday season. Please consider making a monetary contribution or donating needed items to the Coalition to make sure families in Northeast Florida are healthy and every baby has a healthy start.

Contact Sara Rieger at 904.723.5422 x124 or srieger@nefhsc.org for information on how to donate.

Items Needed:

  • Gift cards to Publix, Winn Dixie, CVS, Walgreens or Walmart
  • JTA bus passes
  • Gas cards
  • Personal hygiene items: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, etc.
  • Household products: cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.
  • Items to reduce stress: candles, small journals and pens, small inspirational/meditation books, stress balls, etc.
  • Diapers
  • Car seats- new
  • Pack N Plays- new

These items will encourage participants to attend classes and groups offered by the Coalition, such as:

  • The Magnolia Project’s smoking cessation, stress relief, healthy living, STD prevention, pregnancy prevention, safe sleep and life course classes.
  • 4Me Teen Health Project classes for teens about sexuality, healthy relationships, STD prevention and pregnancy prevention.
  • Responsible Fatherhood classes, which teach men about the important role fathers play in a family and how to be a dad.
  1. Tatianna Cotton Nov 26, 2014 9:32 am

    At this time I am currently pregnant with my second child. l and die on April 29th. However, things don’t seem as if they’ll turn out so well. I am currently unemployed yet actively looking for work. The father of this child is unemployed as well. My first child’s father does nothing to help out with him. I’m afraid that this baby will come into the world without all the necessities. I am looking for resources to help not only with my kids but also to help us find good jobs or potential career.

    Thank You In Advance

  2. Jennifer Dec 2, 2014 11:48 am

    Tatianna- please call or email us at the Coalition- (904) 723-5422 or jgornto@nefhsc.org. We would love to help you and your baby.

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