Rotary Club holds ‘Baby Shower’
The Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps and Ridgeview Health Center shared hosting duties to hold the club’s first ever Cuddles & Snuggles Baby Shower to benefit Gently Hugged. Gently Hugged is a non-profit organization that provides essential items for a baby’s first year of life.
The items are given to moms in need as they leave the hospital with their newborn.
Held at Ridgeview Health Center, guests included residents, Rotarians and folks from the public who brought 178 sleepers, 80 onesies and 23 blankets, along with 99 hats, socks, pants and other essential items.
Club members are not taking a break as future projects include providing scholarships to local programs, sponsoring a hole at the upcoming Poway Chamber of Commerce golf tournament, helping to sponsor the Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park concert series, and providing Valentine’s Day cards to Solutions for Change so they can distribute them to children.
When members aren’t performing community service, they are enjoying weekly meetings with informative presentations. Upcoming speakers include presentations by Friends of Poway Seniors, San Diego Humane Society and Marni Von Wilpert.