St. Joseph/St. Robert School students collected a “wish list” of baby items and coins for the Baby Bureau, a nonprofit volunteer organization that donates very gently used and new baby clothing to babies in the community.
The Baby Bureau is located in Warminster and serve babies in the Greater Philadelphia area.
On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Warrington school had an assembly to recognize the accomplishment of students. Fran Wasserman, founder and executive director of the Baby Bureau, was present to accept the donations. She talked briefly to the students as to why and how she started her organization. She was moved to tears, stating that the donation to the Baby Bureau was the largest donation ever to be received by any group or school.
Since 2012, the Baby Bureau has dressed 4,500 babies. The need is becoming even greater and by the summer it will have dressed 5,000 babies. The Baby Bureau partners with local hospitals, shelters, food banks, and other social service providers that assist babies/moms in need.
The students collected and presented to the Baby Bureau the following items: 0 – 2T clothing, receiving blankets, onesies, sleepers, hats, bibs, socks, diapers, wipes, shoes/booties, new baby rattles, new baby board books, and (hypoallergenic) detergent. These items build the “Baby Bundle” and becomes the baby shower the baby and mom never had. In addition, each of the classes (pre-k to eighth grade) had baby bottles in which they collected coins. The baby bottle collection raised $948.26 for the Baby Bureau.