Nonprofit delivers baby items to expectant mothers during pandemic

May 10, 2020

ATLANTA — Aysha Thomas is expecting a little girl this summer. The mother of three is high-risk, out of work and worried about the coronavirus.

“Honestly, it’s been stressful. My appointments are not as frequent as they should be,” said Thomas.

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With most baby showers canceled because of the pandemic, the Atlanta nonprofit saw another need and began putting together socially distanced showers for expectant mothers by safely delivering much-needed baby items.

“Car seats, diapers, formula, clothing for about the first year of their child’s life,” said Erin Farell, the nonprofit’s founder and executive director. “Just letting them know we care about them, we care about their babies.”

The organization is also delivering meals each week to help keep families fed.

Thomas called it a blessing. “Donors and volunteers have just been dropping off boxes of diapers and wipes, not only for my new baby, but also for my other kids.”

The organization has another round of deliveries planned for expectant mothers June 28.

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