November 6, 2019: The Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg is so thankful to all of our volunteers, donors, staff, and community members who support us in Strengthening our Military Family. Over the course of November we will be shouting out our thanks to supporters of various programs. Kicking off the month is Baby Bundles!
The Baby Bundle program began back in 2003, when medical staff at Womack noticed a number of soldiers not having the necessary supplies to support a newborn. The Armed Services YMCA, in conjunction with an outstanding team of volunteers and donors, collected supplies for donation. Over the years, Baby Bundles have begun to be delivered to all E-6 and below families giving birth at Womack Army Medical Center 365 days a year. Last year alone over 1,600 bundles were delivered - that's a lot of babies!
Today, the program is generously supported by a number of donors and volunteers. We would like to share a special appreciation with The Susan M. Tillis Foundation for their generous support of program supplies through their Red, White, and Bundled program. Additionally, a special thanks to the Association of Bragg Spouses for their generous financial support for us to purchase needed supplies. Our gratitude is also expressed to Kiinde, LLC for their donation of breastfeeding starter packs, all of the organizations and individuals who hand sew blankets, caps, and socks for newborns, and of course our dedicated volunteers without whom this program would not be possible. You all make fulfill our mission of strengthening our military family and we are so thankful for your support.
Below are some quotes from thank you notes received from the program,
" We really appreciate the baby bundle we received in the hospital. It was thoughtful to have been given the baby items. We cherish them so much and so does baby girl. Thank you for your kindness, it warms out hearts to know the beauty of giving to others."
"Thank you for the baby bundle! My husband was deployed when I gave birth and my mom was caring for my two older children. It was comforting to have a smiling face deliver a package to welcome my baby! I am so grateful to the ASYMCA for all of their programs, but especially this one!"
"On the last day at the hospital, we were given this bundle. Our baby spit up twice and had a blow out diaper ruining her clothes. Because of the bundle, out child made it home with clean clothes on (for now)."