Second Stork

A nonprofit organization

$25,062 raised by 95 donors

100% complete

$24,260 Goal

SECOND STORK gives families in need the basics to care for their newborn during the crucial first weeks of life.

Second Stork is dedicated to serving a very distinct and typically under-served group -- new parents who find themselves in desperate need of practical, immediate support. We focus on direct and urgent material aid -- diapers, portable playard cribs with bassinet attachments and other essential care items. Our goal, through the partnership of hospital social workers, is to provide assistance as soon as a mother's need becomes evident, with no red tape, no paperwork ... just immediate help.  We currently partner with over 115 hospitals, and will help almost 3,000 newborns in crisis this year.

Visit our website to find out the many ways we help women and infants in need.

Why the need?   Read these quotes from our hospital social worker and nurse partners:

"When we have a mother who is living in poverty, we feel so thankful to be able to give diapers, clothing and a play pack for her to start out at home.  It makes nursing staff feel they are providing a safe environment for the newborn."

"We had a mother who came in after a domestic violence situation (financial, emotional and physical abuse.) She presented in labor after being pushed down the stairs, discharge she was going to live with her grandmother. The donation gave her baby a place to sleep along with the gift bag gave this patient the essentials she needed to get through the first few weeks. I think this also gave her the strength to say "OK, I am figuring this out."

"We had a patient who was homeless and living in her car. She had not one thing for her baby due to mental illness and lack of employment. The gift of a diaper bag brought tears, as she did not know how she was going to be able to obtain anything for her baby."

"We are seeing an influx of Afghan refugees that may not have essentials for newborns and Second Stork will give us the resources needed to help this population."

"Second Stork has saved many newborns from sleeping on floors, couches, and/or air mattresses.  Being able to give a child a SAFE place to sleep is pretty awesome and by partnering with Second Stork we are able to do that for some of our families.  Our families who receive anything from Second Stork, diapers/pack n plays are so very grateful."

"Of this much I am sure - Second Stork saves lives."

"I recently had a mom who lost her job during her pregnancy.  Money was very tight and she also had a 2 year old.  I was able to give her a Pack-n-Play and two packs of diapers to get her started.  She has since been hooked up with resources and is doing amazing.  Sometimes just a little help can make all the difference."



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Organization name

Second Stork

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Children & Family

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


130 Eva Street
St Paul, MN 55107



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