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Kiwanis Donates Baby Safety Items to SMH

Western Maine Health Director of Development and Community Relations, Barbara A. Allen, was pleased on Thursday, April 16th to accept a donation of baby safety bags from the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club.

The donation of the bags, which included a water temperature safety rubber duck toy, outlet plugs, and an emergency contacts sticker as well as pamphlets on sun safety, car seat safety, shaken baby syndrome, and many other tips, were part of the Kiwanis Young Children: Priority One (YCPO) initiative in cooperation with Tufts Medical Center. 
Young Children Priority One is an ongoing service program of Kiwanis International, addressing the needs of young children. Kiwanis clubs are encouraged to carry out at least two YCPO projects per calendar year, though many clubs are able to do more-helping children, families, and communities with critical issues affecting youth.

The local Kiwanis group was able to approach organizations for information and donations and provided  100 bags to Allen to be given to the Stephens Memorial Hospital Family Birthplace for distribution to new parents.

Photo Caption:  The Adams Family enjoys their new baby and accepts the first safety bag from The Family Birthplace courtesy of the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club.  L-R:  Adrieanna, Tim, Denise holding baby Alexander, and Alyssa.  Family Birthplace nurse Kelly Hatch, RN is at right.

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