We are Monument Valley Regional Middle School seventh and eighth graders who are making hats to donate to babies who will benefit from having the warmth of the caps. This is our second year doing this community service project where students got to pick from 15 different options. Our group picked caps for kids. We thought about making hats for these babies and giving them to Fairview hospital and the Berkshire baby box. What caps for kids means to us is...: Caps for kids means for me is that we can provide a warm hat for babies in the hospital or for babies that don't have a hat. Caps for kids means to me that giving back helps show compassion for younger generations. Caps for Kids means to me that helping families and babies get things that they need. Caps for Kids means to me that giving service to the community. Caps for Kids means to me that babies will have a good hat. Caps for Kids means to me that helping out babies to ensure that they are warm. And it's a good deed. Caps for Kids means to me that babies will be warm and comfy with their new hat. The first day we made 75 baby hats to give to Hinda Bodinger from Berkshire Baby Box and to Fairview Hospital that was just the first of what we made. When Hinda from Berkshire Baby Box came in, she had told us that she had given away 1,200 baby boxes in 3 years starting in 2016! She then showed us what came in the cardboard bassinet. They had Halo Sleep Sack, Cap, Bib, Burp Cloth, Extra Fitted Sheet, Baby Supplies: 2 Baby Books Baby Body Wash Washcloth Diapers Baby Wipes Diaper Rash Ointment Washable Breast Pads Maternity Sanitary Pads Condoms And Donated by the KIWANIS: One box of Outlet Plug Covers One Safety Bath (Water Temperature Gauge) Rubber Ducky 17 Piece Deluxe Baby Healthcare & Grooming Kit: Nasal aspirator, digital thermometer with case, soft-tip medicine dispenser, comfort tip medicine spoon with cap, brush, comb, scissors, nail clipper, fingertip toothbrush, and emery boards Includes a baby care wellness and safety guide. With all of this, she has to get grants to be able to put all of these supplies in the boxes and these are necessities for the box even if they are on the pricier side. All of this is run from inside her Egremont home with many types of shelving units. We have all learned a lot from this experience and feel like we have contributed a little to help out our community. We thank Hinda for all she has done for the community by providing these boxes for becoming mothers and fathers. All you have to do is go to one of her seminars to receive a box. We also thank our teachers Mrs. Rueger, Mrs. Lavoie, Mrs. Tarnawa, and our paraprofessionals.
MVM YES PROGRAM CAPS FOR KIDS