Baby Steps received a $2,500 grant from the Community Foundation's Annual Grant Cycle from the Endowed Sharing Fund for their Diaper Project. If you don't know Baby Steps, well, you should! Baby Steps partners with more than two dozen other local organizations to offer coupons to parents and caregivers with children ages 0-5.
When parents or caregivers go to events or appointments, such as Saturday Morning Book Time at the library or a well-baby check up, they receive care, information, resources, and COUPONS! These coupons can then be used to "purchase" items at Baby Steps. Baby Steps is located in the Old Central School in downtown Grand Rapids. (It looks like a quaint baby boutique.) They have diapers, wipes, bottles, toys - all types of things for baby - and all new. You can only "purchase" things at Baby Steps with coupons.
Diapers seem to be most in demand, as they go through almost 400 boxes and over 100 packs ever year!
Photo from Left: ; Mary Kosak; Brianna Spry, Community Foundation; Jesse Davis, Community Foundation; Sarah Litchke,