About the cause: Located right outside of Philadelphia, Chester County is one of the wealthiest in the state, but many local children are at risk of serious health problems such as being born too small (under 5.5 pounds) or too early (before 37 weeks). According to recent research, the average medical costs for a preterm baby ($49,033) were more than 10 times higher than for a healthy full-term baby ($4,551) from birth to first birthday.
In 1991, the Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County (MCHC) was created to ensure that all pregnant and parenting women in Chester County have access to high-quality health care regardless of race, language, insurance status, or immigration status. MCHC’s Healthy Start services (in Spanish and English) target the risk factors that stand in the way of a healthy baby during a woman’s pregnancy and in her child’s earliest years to ensure a healthy family.
About the event: The Packs of Love Project is a WeHero Volunteer Event delivering baby bundles to these mothers enrolled in Healthy Start. These kits are designed to support both mother and baby with the essentials supplies needed. You’ll be adding your own touch and message to each kit you create and leaving letters of encouragement.
Join us for this virtual event as we learn about the Healthy Start program and connect over a fun activity at home. Let’s supply some baby bundles!