After having a tough yesterday and really feeling defeated. I talked to some loved ones that helped me grasp staying sane until it’s my time to give back. To combat the negativity we constantly see in news, I decided to occasionally look for positive stories and share them with you all.
Today’s Good News: The Baby Box
The Baby Box company was founded by Michelle Vick and Jennifer Clary to find a way to create an integrated program to support parents and improve maternal and infant healthcare outcomes globally.
Here’s a brief video describing their mission:
The Baby Box Company recently partnered with New Jersey’s Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board (CFNFRB) to give parents opportunities for free Baby Boxes. All they have to do is go to BabyBoxUniversity.com, register, complete the New Jersey “syllabus,” (a series of videos from health professionals that educate parents on newborn care), and pass a short quiz on the material. They can then pick up their free baby box or have it shipped to their home.
The baby box includes durable cardboard boxes filled with diapers, clothes, baby wipes, breast pads and more (An $150 value). The products included are natural and organic linens, designed to be soft and allergy-safe for babies. The box also contains a mattress that allows it to serve as the baby’s first bed, a non-toxic, chemical-free and environmentally safe sleep space.
Overall, giving these boxes away for free shows the greatness that can come from strong partnerships with organizations and government. Help a child, give a baby box. Either way, this is a great way to help new parents start off strong.
That’s today’s good news!
What do you guys think? Is a good news segment a good thing to add to my rotation of posts? Let me know what you think in the comments below.