AT FIVE YEARS OLD, BERKSHIRE BABY BOX TAKES ITS FIRST GIANT STEP!
I want to thank everyone who supported our efforts to build Berkshire Baby Box (BBB)—our non-profit organization that provides the Finnish style “Baby Shower in a Box” to expectant mothers in the Berkshires.
As of January 1st, Berkshire Baby Box has moved to its new home at Community Health Programs (CHP), the healthcare network providing family support services since 1975.
New families will still receive their Berkshire Baby Boxes from the various agencies and organizations throughout the county, as they have been.
Due to COVID safety protocols, workshops are being conducted online, and Boxes will be prepared for pick-up.
Questions? Call CHP Family Services at 413-528-0457
What began in 2016 as an initiative to counteract the cruel rhetoric aimed at our country’s immigrant population has now become a treasured rite of passage for all new families throughout Berkshire county. Over 1,000 safe-sleep baby boxes—filled with essential new-infant supplies - have been distributed to new parents in the Berkshire community.
I, along with my husband Bill Bodinger and our board members who created BBB in 2016, am thrilled that CHP–one of our earliest community partners--is taking over the county-wide BBB program in order to ensure its growth and continuance. We wanted this transition to be seamless and with CHP’s expertise and resources, the community will benefit from the additional services they have to offer participating new parents.
As we mark the 5th anniversary of Berkshire Baby Box, we can’t help but look back to its birth and marvel at what a community can do when it works together.
With sincere appreciation,
Founder and President, Berkshire Baby Box