Compassionate Community Involvement to Support United Way SCC’s Annual Community Baby Shower Efforts

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United Way of Southern Chautauqua County

For several years, the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County has helped provide supplies and resources for Chautauqua County babies through the Community Baby Shower. Area businesses, organizations, book clubs, schools, etc. have all come together in unique ways to gather donated baby items. In these efforts, some participate in team building activities within their organizations, schools have collection activities to educate and engage students while also giving back to the community, and stores that sell baby items provide opportunities at check out to purchase items and/or donate to the Community Baby Shower program. There are also opportunities to participate virtually in these baby showers events.

The items donated throughout these efforts will be distributed to the local agencies listed below that work one-on-one with parents and children to provide education, case management and support.

  • Baby Cafe
  • Catholic Charities’ WIC
  • Chautauqua County Maternal and Infant Health Program
  • Creche
  • Jamestown Community Learning Council
  • Mental Health Association
  • The Salvation Army Anew Center
  • YWCA’s TEAM Program

SAVE THE DATE: UWSCC will be participating in Give Big CHQ on June 10th, 2021. This is a one day, online only, monetary fundraiser. All contribution will go towards the Community Baby Shower program. You also have the option to host your own community baby shower with a group or organization!

Thank you in advance for your help in providing supplies and monetary donations for Chautauqua County babies. Contact Lindsey Rensel, Director of Community Impact for the United Way of SCC, with any questions 716-483-1561 or by emailing her at