When a child is born into a needy family they may only have a shirt and diaper to leave the hospital. When they arrive home, if there is a home, there may not even be a warm blanket or quilt to wrap them. Newborns In Need Changes That Scenario
Newborns In Need is a 501(c)3 non-profit and we provide for nearly 1,000 little ones each month and serve 80 agencies in Springfield and the surrounding area.
Volunteers sew, knit and quilt at our facility or at home. We receive beautiful knitted baby afghans, pieced quilts, sleepers, soft and cuddly toys and so much more. 45 items are placed in the large layettes that go to hospitals, clinics and social agencies here in Springfield and also in Carthage, Monett, Aurora, Houston, Joplin, Branson and Northwest Arkansas. We send items to agencies in 26 different counties throughout Southwest Missouri and Northern Arkansas.
Smaller layettes go to Pregnancy Care Centers and other individually packaged items go to Doctor's offices, ER's, WIC offices, Health Departments, schools, pantries and homeless shelters. Each package contains the needed items for the particular agency.
Want To Get Involved?
Whether you have 3 hours a month, 5 hours a week or just a few hours a year, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. We will match your talents with a project as you help us to provide for the tioniest victims of poverty in our community and surrounding areas. Many of the opportunities can take place in your own home and on your own schedule. If you are looking to make some new friends we invite you to join one of our work days.
Calling all Students: For students or those currently seeking employment, this opportunity to volunteer creates a positive addition to your resume. Students may also find that their school allows credit hours for a volunteer opportunity. Contact college services at your college and then give us a call.