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Hillsborough to Hold Community Baby Shower Sept. 25

Donation drive begins Sept. 1 for "It Takes a Village'' baby shower

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Aug. 31, 2021) - Having a baby is a momentous, joyful, and life-changing experience. It also is expensive. Diapers, clothes, baby wipes, strollers …. the costs add up quickly.

Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation is trying to alleviate the financial pressure on new parents and give newborns a strong start by organizing a baby items donation drive from Sept. 1 to Sept. 18. Items collected through the donation drive will be distributed during a community baby shower on Sept. 25.

On the wish list: Diapers, baby wipes, diaper ointment, baby shampoo, wash, and lotion, formula (Similac and Enfamil), bottles, teethers, vaporizers, onesies, infant carriers, baby bouncers, strollers, toys, clothes, and other items appropriate for infants. Donations can be dropped off at Gardenville Recreation Center, 6219 Symmes Rd., Gibsonton, 33534.

Donated items will be distributed at the Gardenville Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 25. New parents and parents-to-be can attend the community baby shower by registering online. Information on healthy pregnancy and babies also will be available at the event.

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