In the Press
The Roundy's Foundation presented Safe Babies Healthy Families with a check for $7,000. Pictured from the left are: Amy Baumann, vice president of programs; board members Kim Preston, Christine Howard, and Brad Schimel, President/CEO Nancy Major, and Bill Borghoff, Bob Wolski and Carl Pittz, representing Pick ’n Save stores.
February 8, 2014
Credit: THE FREEMAN, Page 6B
January 29, 2014
Credit: THE FREEMAN, Page 6B
January 18, 2014
Credit: Waukesha NOW
"Riley Construction leaders, Ben Kossow, Vice President and Division Manager of the Milwaukee Office, Matt Tadisch, Business Development Manager and company teamed up with an amazing group of volunteers to give the home office of Safe Babies Healthy Families, Waukesha County, a facelift. The volunteers took time out of their weekend to re-carpet offices, replace out-of-date ceiling tiles with brand new materials and paint the restrooms.
Special thanks to United Flooring for donating their time and carpet squares to the project, Common Links Construction for providing paint and Posterino for donating the ceiling tiles. Riley Construction orchestrated the entire project. Kossow shared, “We want to do more in the community. It’s the right thing to do.” Riley Construction hopes to work with nonprofits throughout the area on a monthly basis.
Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity, consisting of MSOE-Engineering Majors provided the “muscle” for the day working side by side with the business volunteers.
Safe Babies Healthy Families staff are overjoyed by the renovations that the volunteers provided for their office space.
Safe Babies Healthy Families is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the well-being and safety of innocent babies and children in our community and driven by its belief that EVERY child deserves a chance to live a life free from abuse, neglect and poverty.
Visit www.safebabieshealthyfamilies.org for more information on volunteering and sponsorships."
January 9, 2014
Credit: Today's TMJ4, Susan Kim
Click the link to view a video about the Community Baby Shower and Safe Babies Healthy Families.
"Keara Flaherty is a different person today than she was 2 years ago. At that time, she was a senior in high school and pregnant.
"It was uncomfortable talking about. It was uncomfortable just saying the words," Keara recalls.
Keara's school put her in touch with Safe Babies, Healthy Families, one of the agencies that receives donations from the TODAY'S TMJ4 Community Baby Shower.
Her mom says, "How different is Keara? There's a world of difference. She's confident, going to school."
The journey for women like Keara starts with simple things, like going to doctor's appointments and getting a job. Those accomplishments are rewarded with baby bucks--that moms then spend in the agency's special store.
The Community Baby Shower provides the biggest, single donation to Safe Babies, Healthy Families. Your donated items help stock the store all year. That assistance has provided Keara with hope, for herself and her 20 month old son, Owen.
"I'm excited. It's not bleak anymore," Keara says.
Keara looks forward to starting a career in hospice care after she graduates next month. She says it wouldn't have been possible without Safe Babies, Healthy Families.
You can donate at any Sentry Foods store and your donation will stay in your community."