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Your gift will help:  

  • Stock an infant supply pantry at a Strong Baby Sanctuary,

  • Train church volunteers to deliver childbirth and parenting instruction to people in need,

  • Increase the number of churches that serve as Strong Baby Sanctuaries -- reaching more than 1,000 people with vital family support and resources, 

  • Provide Pack 'n Play portable cribs to families in need to promote safe sleep habits.

Most important, you will give more babies a chance.

Your Gift Gives Babies the Best Start


Many babies in our community face challenges.

They are born too soon, too small, and they don't have a safe place to sleep -- all threats to their young lives.

Did you know that the infant mortality rate in Milwaukee is worse than in many developing countries?

And did you know that in central-city Milwaukee, black babies are three times more likely than white babies to die before their first birthday?

To save these babies and support their families, Columbia St. Mary's reaches out into the community with our Strong Baby Initiatives:

  • The Strong Baby Sanctuary prepares churches to serve as safe havens, where expectant moms and new parents can get support and information on how to have healthy births and keep their families healthy. 

  • The Strong Baby Sabbath, in partnership with community groups, prepares pastors to deliver messages to their congregations about healthy births and safe-sleep environments for babies.

  • Blanket of Love wraps at-risk expectant moms in a protective blanket of childbirth education, preparation for the baby, parenting, and problem-solving skills.

A gift in support of our Strong Baby Initiatives will make an immediate impact where help is needed most -- supporting strong babies, healthy moms, and vibrant families in our community. 


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