Last year, we had 348 patient/client visits. Our nurses administered sixty-seven pregnancy tests and performed fifty ultrasounds. Our clients completed 194 Earn While You Learn educational lessons on pregnancy and childbirth, parenting, infant care, men's issues and the Bible. With the daddy and mommy dollars that these clients earned, they "purchased" 9 cribs and pack 'n plays. 5 car seats, 6 strollers, 66 packs of diapers, and 13 layettes (wash basket and diaper bag filled with newborn items). We also filled 67 requests for baby clothes, 4 for maternity clothes and 20 for formula/food.
Pictured are staff, clients that earned a pack ‘n play, and James “Smokey” Shott, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of the Virginias (baby equipment pictured was funded by the Foundation).
Photo by Eric DiNovo, courtesy of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.