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Diapers for Medina - Update 8/2/2018

The totals are in. Drum roll, please. Three carloads, three adults and five children helped deliver and unpack three carloads packed to the brim with 8,618 diapers and pullups plus 122 packs of wipes.

Natalie Boothe started Diapers for Medina 4 years ago. Her kids were done with the diaper stage and she was by the pool reading a magazine when she read an article about a diaper drive in Michigan. A woman had found out about the need in an area close to her. She heard that families were even rinsing diapers to reuse them for their babies. Government assistance doesn't cover the cost for diapers. They had to make choices while shopping and with diapers being so expensive, they would buy food instead.

Natalie said "It was heart breaking to me, knowing full well I had thrown out clean diapers and had the luxury of changing my kids as they needed it, I never had to make a diaper stretch. So I started this, it has grown and I'm so thankful. I simply post in our church bulletin, reach out on Facebook, and connect with my parish community plus my friends and family. I'm so very thankful to live in Medina and have the support to help other families in need. Together we are making this happen."

Birthcare director Barb McCoy said "I wish I could personally thank all of those who have generously donated to your passionate cause. Your donation will go directly to our clients! They are the largest annual expense we have. God bless you!"



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Medina County Health Department Farmers' Market - Update 8/10/2018

We are grateful to many volunteers and board members for staffing our display at the Medina County Farmers' Market 8:30am -2:30pm on Friday, August 10. Diane Bugner, Sister Sandy Bevec, Sue Brooks, Mary Kase, Ann Marie Krynock and Joanne Weiler all took turns greeting the public, answering questions and sharing granola bars. Our raffle bag of baby items was won by a Birthcare client. Local farmers sold fresh produce and other products. Health department dieticians, nurses, environmental health sanitarians, educators, and dental professionals were on hand. Children’s games, activities, and the Medina County District Library Bookmobile were also part of this family friendly event.



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American Legion Post 202 Golf Outing - Update

Saturday, September 8, the rains were relentless but golfers are hearty folks and with their support, profits from the outing produced an impressive $4,000 check donation which will go a long way in helping us buy needed diapers, baby food, formula, baby wash, wipes, and other necessities.

The day began early with 18 holes of golf by 54 golfers and ended with food and fellowship, a ball drop, gift basket raffle, door prizes, 50-50 drawing. Sincere thank you to Dave Taylor, Post 202 commander (left), Chad Gibson, of Bunker Hill (center) and Jim Hoessle, Post 202 treasurer (right). Accepting the check are Diane Bugner, Birthcare treasurer (second from left), Mary Kase, Birthcare president (third from left) and Barb McCoy, Birthcare executive director (second from right). Also volunteering at the event were Donna Lavelle and board members Joanne Weiler, Mary Corall, and Sister Sandy Bevec.




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Heart and Soul Gift Boutique Fundraiser - Coming in November

The Heart and Soul Gift Boutique opening in November in the new Raymond Building at 139 N. Court St., Medina, has chosen Birthcare of Medina County to receive proceeds from its first charitable fundraiser. All profits from the sale of the "Chavez for Charity" bracelet (pictured above) during the month of November will go back to Birthcare. Chavez for Charity has also agreed to donate 25% of their profits from the sale of these bracelets. Our thanks to owner Jeanine Maczko for her support. Please visit this store, which will carry a unique selection of home decor, handbags, jewelry, personal care items, candles, stationery, baby gifts, and wedding gifts when it opens. Heart and Soul believes in the importance of supporting community. Each month a different product will be chosen and proceeds directed to a charitable project. Visit their website to learn more: www.heartandsoulgiftboutique.com.

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