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Terrific Turnout For MOPS Community Baby Shower

Submitted by Joy Judd

OAKHURST – We had an amazing turnout for the MOPS Community Baby Shower last weekend, as we basically doubled our number from 80 families served last year to 156 families for 2015.

Thanks to all who helped out!

We had families lining up starting at 6:45 a.m. Saturday morning, Mar. 21 at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church and 95 families were already registered by the time we actually started the shower at 9 a.m.

Area Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) are grateful that so many groups contributed to the shower this time around. We offer special thanks to Sierra Vista members who donated money that allowed us to purchase 26 car seats.

MOPS are also so thankful that Soroptimist of the Sierras gave us a large financial contribution that allowed us to buy a large number valuable give-aways.

2015 MOPS mom generously offering a foot massage to a mom-to-be - courtesy MOPSWith their donation we purchased an additional car seat, two pack-n-plays, a swing, baby bouncy seat, play mat, breast pump, bedding sets, diapers, wipes, 25 new pair of shoes, plus clothing, additional bath goodies and nursing supplies.

Here is a break down of everything we gave away:

27 brand new Car Seats thanks to a contribution by members of Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church
26 other Large Items including strollers, bedding sets, toddler bed, mattress, large infant toys, bouncy seats, high chair, swings, pack-n-plays, many of these thanks to a contribution by Soroptimists.
139 packages of Diapers totaling 6,513 diapers.
180 packages of Wipes totaling 14,420 wipes.
2,000 new and used pieces of Clothing including 77 pairs of shoes.
600+ items including blankets, toys, maternity clothes, and diapering supplies and nursing supplies. We had many items handmade and donated by Tabitha Project, a group at Sierra Vista, and Unique Crafters, a group from Yosemite Lakes Community Church.
95 Children’s Bibles were given away, purchased thanks to a donation by by Unique Crafters and Women’s Ministry from Yosemite Lakes Community Church.

2015 MOPS sharing - courtesy MOPSThe information tables set up were: MOPS, Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, Yosemite Lakes Community Church, Lactation Consultants, Helping Hands, First 5, Head Start and Soroptimist.

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We love that this event is growing and reaching families all over the mountain area. Thank you to all who contributed and all who participated.

Read the SNO story about the shower

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