Jazzy Jewels Donates New Baby Clothes and Car Seats to Women’s Health Services at Beebe Healthcare
We all know that newborn babies arrive home and need a seemingly endless amount of supplies. Clothing is at the top of the list, especially since babies grow so quickly and need to be changed so often. Approved car seats also are critical to protect the safety of babies while traveling.
To support moms who may not have the means to buy the abundance of supplies necessary, Jazzy Jewels, the Red Hat Society chapter in Sussex County, donated two Alpha Omega Elite car seats and baby clothing for new moms at Beebe Healthcare. The car seats and clothing were purchased with money the group raised.
Jazzy Jewels members presented the items recently at the organization’s luncheon to Bridget Buckaloo, MSN, RNC-OB, Executive Director of Women’s Health Services.
Ms. Buckaloo thanked each member individually for her generosity, and told each how important the gifts are to mothers with limited resources.
“It truly takes a village to raise children,” Ms. Buckaloo said. “Whether it is the members of a family that love and care for each other, or it is those in the community that give of themselves to help others, we all have to be members of the village so we can support those around us. The women of Jazzy Jewels are members of the village.”
Jazzy Jewels members meet each month for lunch at various locations around Sussex County. Members in the group are from Milton, Georgetown, Lewes, Seaford, Long Neck, Laurel, Millsboro and Rehoboth Beach.
“We know that so many families in Sussex County need help and we want to provide that help and support when we can,” said member and Queen Mom Pat Sandy, who has supported Beebe Healthcare for many years as a member of the Beebe Auxiliary.
The Labor and Delivery unit at Beebe, which is part of Women’s Health Services, offers attractively decorated maternity suites where mothers can have privacy and where they can share in the wonder and excitement of childbirth with their families. These family-centered birthing suites house some of the latest technology to care for newborn babies. The Department also includes a team of neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses, lactation specialists and other medical professionals who work closely with the obstetricians, pediatricians and midwives to care for the mothers and their babies.
In 2013, Beebe Healthcare was the first hospital in the state of Delaware to receive the designation as a Baby-Friendly™ Hospital, reflecting its commitment to the optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother-and-infant bonding. The designation was launched as part of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in 1991 by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Caption: Jazzy Jewels recently donated gifts for newborn babies at Beebe Healthcare. Pictured here are, back row, left to right: Marge Wynn, Barbara Harsch, Joyce Adams, Kay Burgee, Joan Knapp, Shirl Hudak, Margaret Alexander and Bridget Buckaloo. Front Row-Left to Right: Carole Kitchenman, and Pat Sandy.
Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities at multiple sites providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehab services. For more information, please visit us online at Beebe Healthcare.