Each year in Erie County, thousands of babies are born into poverty. Each week in Erie County, 8 infants are born to women receiving late or no prenatal care. 21 babies are born pre-term, 15 are low birth weight, and 1 will die before age one.

You can make a difference through the fourth annual United Way Community Baby Shower, a community-wide effort to collect essential baby items that will help at-risk mothers to give their newborns a stronger start, giving them the supplies and support needed for a healthy beginning. Host a "Baby Shower" item drive with friends or co-workers, or donate money towards the purchase of supplies. Showers can be hosted between April 3rd and May 11, and items can be dropped off at the United Way building, 742 Delaware Avenue (at Summer Street; parking lot off Summer, west of Delaware). Donated items will once again support new moms and babies served by three extraordinary United Way partners:  

Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network

Catholic Charities - WIC program

Jericho Road Community Health Center - Priscilla Project

Below are some resources to help you organize your shower. Click the links to download (all in Adobe PDF format):

Wish List

Poster (Blue)

For more information, contact Suzette O'Brien at 887-2744 or

Special thanks, as always, to the sponsors that make this event possible:




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