NH Chronicle followed The Stork Project for a day. Watch the video to see how all the many donors and social workers deliver for new moms.
God doesn’t bless you so you can be greedy; He blesses you so you can be generous. You give away, and God gives back to you so you can give more away and he can give more back to you and on and on and on. God doesn’t give you things so you can pile them up. When you let go of what’s in your hand, it’s now empty to receive greater blessings from God.
The Stork Project provides Welcome Bundles that are given to low income new moms by New Hampshire Social Workers. The Social Workers have an established relationship with the mom and the Welcome Bundle is a gift for the new baby. Each Welcome Bundle contains 10-15 of gently worn items of clothing, suitable for a boy or girl, along with booties, hats, socks, and bibs. The items are wrapped in a new blanket or quilt that is made especially for the baby by Project Linus or other organizations that knit, quilt and crochet. The clothing is donated by parents, grandparents and others who showered their babies with love. When the Welcome Bundle is opened all the love contained in the clothes washes over the new mother and her baby. Currently Welcome Bundles are given out by Social Workers at:
CURRENT WISH LIST (updated 5/17/14)
I can no longer accept any cribs.......
The new standards ban drop-side cribs and prohibit the sale, new or used, of all cribs - both drop-side and fixed-side - that are not tested to the new standards by a private laboratory. Because very few cribs that were not originally manufactured to the new standards will ever be tested, the new standards essentially ban all such cribs - drop-side and fixed side from the secondary market. Government officials have even recommended destroying the older crib you may already own and purchasing a new one for your baby, the new standards for baby cribs are so strict.
* The Stork Project is not a registered non-profit charity. The paperwork to gain and maintain non-profit status is overwhelming. I do this work because it needs to be done and it fills my soul. I believe that the majority of people who are called to donate feel the same way. If you need a receipt for tax purposes I suggest you contact any of the organizations listed above to inquire about making your donation directly.