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 www.secondstork.org 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:
"Second Stork makes a difference everytime I provide supplies to a family. In most cases families cry tears of joy & relief as they get the baby items & talk about how much they appreciate them & how much they mean to them. Second Stork gives families in need peace of mind & hope as they start their journey with a new baby."
"All our patients are so happy to receive the items, it is one thing that can help set them up for a bit more success as they transition home with a newborn."
"One couple had a plan to put their newborn in a laundry basket as a safe sleep space for their newborn and we were able to provide the pack-n-play for them instead. We, all the hospital staff, feel so empowered by the Second Stork donations to help us set these parents up for success for the first few weeks to months with essential supplies. THANK YOU!!!"
"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."
"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."
HELP US KEEP NEWBORNS HEALTHIER AND SAFER WITH YOUR DONATION TODAY!