Nashua's Grace Fellowship Church reaches out to new mothers with diaper driveBy BARBARA TAORMINA
Union Leader Correspondent
January 08. 2014 3:18PM
NASHUA — Throughout January, the city’s Grace Fellowship Church is reaching out to new moms in need with a month-long diaper drive.
Diapers and scent-free baby wipes can be dropped off at the church at 43 Main St. for donation to Nashua’s Care Net Pregnancy Center.
“Many churches support us in different ways,” said Linda Barry, executive director of Care Net.
The diaper drive is especially helpful because it provides an item all moms need, Barry said.
“We help a lot of first-time moms,” she said, adding that the diaper-distribution program offers a one-on-one mentoring component.
Clients earn “mommy dollars” that they can spend on different supplies, with diapers and baby wipes often topping the list, Barry said.
“The sizes we need most are newborn, and sizes 2 and 3,” she said.
Care Net, which has an office in Manchester as well as the one in Nashua, has been providing counseling and other services for pregnant women since 1985.
Barry estimates that the Nashua center, located at 110 Main St., serves about 250 women each year. The organization runs entirely on donations from residents, organizations and businesses in the surrounding communities and receives no government funding, she said.
Care Net welcomes donations of other infant supplies throughout the year, Barry said. A particular need is new car seats, she said, noting that moms can’t bring their newborns home from the hospital without one.
For more information, call Care Net at 883-1122.
Questions about the Grace Fellowship Diaper Drive can be emailed to Rachel Nesbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.