Baby Box Campaign
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Will you help us save a baby’s life?

Philadelphia has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the United States. This issue is most intense right in our neighborhood.

In North Philadelphia, many babies go home from the hospital without a safe place to sleep, and end up sleeping with their parent or caregiver. This is extremely dangerous for the baby.
 
“Co-sleeping” or “bed-sharing” is a known cause of roll-over injuries, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and sleep-related deaths, including accidental suffocation—each preventable with a Baby Box.
 
A Baby Box contains all the essentials for a newborn, starting with the box: a safe, portable bassinette.


What’s in a Baby Box? 

  • Mattress and Fitted Sheet
  • Thermometer
  • Pampers Pop-Up Package
  • Nasal Aspirator
  • Baby Wash
  • Mittens
  • Nightlight
  • Smoke Detector with voucher for installation by the Philadelphia Fire Department
  • Fleece and Cotton Wearable Blankets
  • Temple-Made onsie
  • Temple owl hat
  • Socks
  • Diapers
  • Condoms from the Philadelphia Health Department
  • Child Safety Tips sheet from the Philadelphia Police Department
  • Immunization Card
  • Feeding FAQs for breast or formula feeding
  • List of community resources
  • Baby Book (available in English and Spanish)
  • Baby Reference Mobile Application, which advises parents when to call a physician, go to urgent care or the hospital for most newborn and childhood issues.

Your gift today gives a newborn baby a safe place to sleep and provides parents with the vital training they need to give their baby a bright future.

 Suggested gift amounts

Father with new baby

  • $50 for a Baby Box with mattress and fitted sheet
  • $150 for a complete starter kit (baby box + all the essentials listed above)
  • $250 to support educational programs and improve the patient experience at Temple University Hospital (like getting Dad a place to sleep in the hospital!)

 

Save A Baby's Life

Questions? Contact:
Victoria Vicente
Senior Associate Director, Annual Campaigns
215-707-2774
victoria@temple.edu

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