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Grandma Baby Shower celebrates infant project

Program at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center that sends newborn infants home with layettes in need of donations

Priscilla Circle ladies of the Martinez Congregational Church display the baby items from their 18th annual Grandma Baby Shower. They are Linda Martinot, event chairman Betty Holt, Georgia Stockton, Doris Parks, and Carol Baier. (COURTESY / On File)
Priscilla Circle ladies of the Martinez Congregational Church display the baby items from their 18th annual Grandma Baby Shower. They are Linda Martinot, event chairman Betty Holt, Georgia Stockton, Doris Parks, and Carol Baier. (COURTESY / On File)

The 18th annual Grandma Baby Shower was held last month by the members of Priscilla Circle, First Congregational Church of Martinez. Two big bags of baby items were donated to the Newborn Infant Project at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) in Martinez.

“We love doing this project every year, especially since our own children are no longer infants,” said Edie Porter, Chairman of the Newborn Infant Project.

Individuals and groups donate baby items to the project. The CCRMC Auxiliary ladies assemble layettes containing a receiving blanket, onesie, sleeper, digital thermometer, hat and any other extras that have been donated. The nurses give one to each mother as she takes her newborn home.

“We do appreciate all donations as there are approximately 200 babies born each month,” said Deloris McDonald, Publicity Chairman.

For further information, call the CCRMC Gift Shop at (925) 370-5818 or the volunteer coordinator at (925) 370-5440, or email Rhonda.Smith@hsd.cccounty.us.

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