Our May Special Collection, which will be collected on Mother’s Day, May 14 and will support the work of Cradle Kalamazoo, formerly the Kalamazoo Infant Mortality Community Action Initiative. This multi-agency initiative is focused on reducing infant mortality in Kalamazoo, especially in community of color. In Kalamazoo, babies of color are four times more likely to die before their first birthday than white babies.
The money we gather at People’s Church will support Cradle Kalamazoo Baby Showers happening this summer. These free baby showers will be an opportunity for families to build community with other parents, receive gift baskets of needed items (such as sleep sacks and bottles), have a to win costly baby essentials like high chairs and car seats, and learn more about safe sleep and other important safety information.