WiNGS Virtual Baby Shower Recap | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Women Supporting a Brighter Future for Women and Children

“Take time for yourself”. “Sleep when baby sleeps”. “Ask your nurse 4resources”. These were just a few of the tips that our mighty, mighty WOT offered expectant and new mothers on February 18 during the WiNGS virtual baby shower.

On February 18th, Women of Tocqueville members gathered virtually for a baby shower to celebrate expectant and new moms from WiNGS. During the shower moms and volunteers played baby shower games such as celebrity baby name match-up, children’s books emoji Pictionary, and baby animal match-up. Moms also shared the things they were most excited and anxious about, and volunteers offered tips and words of inspiration.

 

WiNGS Word Cloud

Excited about quotes from moms:

“hugs and smiles”
“first steps”
“cuddling”

Anxious about quotes from moms:

“lack of sleep”
“balancing work”
“baby proofing”

Tips and words of inspiration quotes from volunteers:

“sleep when baby sleeps”
“take time for yourself”
“ask your nurse 4resources”

 

Gifts for the shower were made possible by the donations from the WOT Joy! event in December as well as by the generous support from the following sponsors: Interabang Books, Smocked Auctions, Nancy Perot, and Ross Mulford. These gifts impacted 60 expectant and new moms that gave birth during the holidays. One mom shared, “The gifts were definitely thoughtful and useful items! I haven’t bought anything for my baby yet, so thank you, anything helps.”

WiNGS is a significant community partner with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. UWMD funds four core programs offered by WiNGS, through their Community Impact Fund investments (i.e., a 3-year grant program): Financial Resiliency Program; Career Pathways Program; Women’s Enterprise Program; and Nurse Family Partnership Program.

The Nurse Family Partnership Program partners first-time moms with experienced nurse home visitor to improve birth outcomes, maternal and postpartum health, infant health, and builds family self-sufficiency and stability.

The partnership with WiNGS on this event aligns with the WOT mission to give, advocate and volunteer in support of the community through the UWMD, and to leverage the collective power and leadership of women to produce visible impact in education, income, and health in North Texas.

A special thank you to Stephanie Bird, Katie Rose, and Carol March, fellow members of the WOT Steering Committee and the Volunteerism Subcommittee, for your leadership, service, and dedication to our mission.

This article was published on: Mar 7, 2022