The baby shower was hosted in Central Lake, Michigan by the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, which led the development of CLEO – Central Lake Early Experiences and Opportunities and is a significant supporter, with its Cleo M. Purdy Endowment.
What excited you about a community-wide baby shower for all the newborn and expectant mothers/families in Central Lake?
By hosting a community baby shower, we wanted to introduce families as early as possible to CLEO and give them an opportunity to understand that there is a tangible network of high quality experiences and opportunities to support families right from the start. We wanted to do this in an informal, fun, celebratory way!
It also provides us with an opportunity to sign up each child to receive a free book delivered to their home each month through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and to share information from the Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign on why reading aloud for 15 minutes, starting at birth and continuing through 3rd grade, is essential to assure their child’s early brain development and lifelong learning success. Continue reading “Community Baby Shower”