Expecting families are still asked to visit www.babyboxuniversity.com to watch a short presentation, after which they are asked to call Island Chiropractic & Family Wellness to register for a pick-up date (902-270-7022).
The boxes will be distributed on the third Thursday of the month directly from the office inside the grand lake road firehall. “We believe it takes a village to raise a child, so when families come to collect their box, they will have an opportunity to meet with people from support programs in the surrounding area”.
The program has expanded to include program information from the family resource centre, information from the public health nurses, and a representative from the local breast feeding support group to name a few. “Our goal was to provide information on community support groups before moms and dads become overwhelmed with the responsibility (and exhaustion) of parenthood” says Maher.
The distribution dates are as follows"
February 15th 6:00pm
March 15th 6:00pm
April --> please note the April distribution will occur at the Women's Wellness Expo on April 7th between 9:30-2:30pm at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Sydney River.
May 17th 6:00pm
June 21st 6:00pm
July 19th 6:00pm
August 16th 6:00pm
September 20th 6:00pm
October 18th 6:00pm
November 15th 6:00pm
December 20th 6:00pm
Please register at 902-270-7022 to attend.