When Needs are Met, Anything is Possible

 

Jamie’s Story

When many parents lay their babies down for a nap, they probably don’t even think of the blessing of a crib.

Of course, they have a crib! Who could ever imagine going without one?

But for some women, raising children without essentials such as cribs, strollers, and warm clothes is a painful reality.

“Jamie” was referred to our center very pregnant with twins. Living in a new community with no connections, she had no idea how she was going to be able to afford one, let alone two cribs. Jamie learned about our parenting support program and how individuals can attend classes to earn Care Net Cash. They can use that Care Net Cash to buy cribs, diapers, baby clothes, strollers and more all at no cost to them.

Jamie faithfully engaged in parenting classes until she was put on bed rest and subsequently gave birth early. Her babies spent weeks in the hospital before she was finally given the word that she could take them home. She called wanting to know if we had any cribs as she wanted to be sure her babies had a place to sleep.

Thanks to a generous donor who had given money specified to pay for cribs, this sweet new mom was able to use her Care Net Cash to “purchase” two brand new cribs and mattresses for her babies.

With tears in in her eyes, she thanked us over and over for helping her give her babies a place to sleep.

As Jamie left, she called over her shoulder that she couldn’t wait to come back to parenting classes and to introduce us to her beautiful babies.

Supporting Parents

At Care Net, we want to do whatever we can to support parents just like Jamie.

Our parenting classes provide the training and knowledge for these parents to feel confident in their new roles while offering the opportunity to receive free supplies.

How can Care Net offer all these resources? Because of supporters like you!

Your gifts, whether material or financial, allow us to provide these men and women the peace of mind that they have the resources to raise their children with courage and hope for the future.

Learn more about our parenting program.

If you are interested in learning about our current boutique needs, you can find them listed below. Drop by or use your Amazon account to ship directly to a center of your choice.

Boutique Needs

Federal Way:

Jogging stroller; baby shampoo; baby lotion; baby powder; diapers sizes 5 & 6; crib

Gig Harbor:

Veggie Tales DVDs; diapers size 6

Kenmore:

2 diaper/mommy bags; newborn diapers, wipes; fall/winter boy clothes sizes 3-12 mo; wipe warmer; front sling carrier

Lakewood:

Please contact center for needs.

Mobile Units:

Onesies boy/girl 9-24M; PJs boy/girl 24-36m; neutral Pack ’n Play; toddler mittens; baby monitors; wipes; diapers sizes 5 & 6; Enfamil Neuro Pro Infant Formula: girls clothes sizes 18-24 months

Puyallup:

2 baby monitors; boys & girls 12-24 month winter clothes; girl & boy newborn 0-6 month sleep sacks

Tacoma:

Winter coats all sizes; Sleepers winter: girls sizes 6-9, 9-12 & 12-18 and boys sizes 9-12 & 12-18; diapers sizes newborn, 5 & 6; front pack; bathtub; Bumbo Seat

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