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Area Infants and Toddlers Need Your Help. Community Baby Shower

The Rainy Lake Medical Center Foundation will once again partner with the Koochiching County Health Department to host its annual Community Baby Shower Saturday, May 6th from 10 am to noon at the Coffee Landing Café.  According to Koochiching County Health Nurse,  Deb Larson, “We have not experienced a year like this in some time. If everyone wasn’t so generous last year we would not have been able to meet the needs of the clients this past couple of months but our shelves are depleted and we are just about out of everything.”

Many Koochiching County families cannot afford essential baby supplies. This event gives our community an opportunity to donate to area infants and toddlers. Items that are in need include:

  • New onesies, pajamas, outfits: premie, newborn, and up to 12 months
  • Diapers (all sizes) and diaper wipes
  • Quilts and flannel blankets
  • Baby head to toe wash, baby lotion, diaper ointment, and thermometers
  • Baby toys and children’s books
  • New or gently used prenatal books

These essential supplies are distributed by Koochiching County Health staff on their visits with newborns and their families throughout the county. Larson also adds, “It is nice to be able to support our families, especially in times of need and as they face challenges in their lives.”

Refreshments will be served at the Community Baby Shower. If you are unable to make it to the event, items can be dropped off prior at Rainy Lake Medical Center registration.


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