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Oct 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Baby Bundles support new Fort Bragg parents

 

 

A program through the Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg provides newborn essentials for Fort Bragg families E-5 and below.

 

FORT BRAGG, North Carolina — Baby Bundles, a no-cost program providing new military parents essential supplies such as diapers, onesies, wipes, clothing, toys, books, blankets, and more, has been a Fort Bragg staple for over 16 years. The program was previously operating at Womack Army Medical Center, providing surprise care items to new families, however some significant changes recently occurred with this program.

 

Baby Bundles“Previously we could only serve new parents who actually gave birth at Womack due to the demand – however we have now expanded Baby Bundles to be open to any new military family, rank E5 and below, in order to better serve the entire Fort Bragg community,” says Carrie Benick, Community Relations Manager of the Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg. Benick also shared one additional change to the program - any military family currently in their third trimester, rank E5 and below, are also eligible for the program.

 

”We know being a new parent is already chaotic and challenging, so now families can register and pick-up bundles before their due date to have the items on hand when they welcome their little one into the world,” said Benick.

 

The Baby Bundle program is supported by a number of donors who provide the items given to new parents including PNC, The Susan M. Tillis Foundation, Kiinde, Inc, Association of Bragg Spouses, The Bragg’N Barn Thrift Shop, and numerous individual donors.

 

Families interested in registering for the program should visit the Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg website at https://www.asymca.org/fort-bragg-home and then click on the “My ASYMCA” tab.

 

If you have questions regarding this program or would like to support the efforts of the Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg please contact Michelle Baumgarten at 910-436-0500 X101 or via email at mbaumgarten@asymca.org.

 

ABOUT ARMED SERVICES YMCA: The Armed Services YMCA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves currently serving military members and their families. In 2018, we engaged 3 more than 225,000 people in our programs and delivered nearly 1 million points of services to junior enlisted Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and family members at 200 service centers in 18 states. Whether providing respite child care for parents in need, summer camps for kids, or assisting with emergency needs, the Armed Services YMCA is a nonprofit with a mission: Strengthening Our Military Family. Visit our website to see how you can join us in supporting military families.