Newborns in Need 2021

Yale School of Nursing’s 6th Annual Yale Day of Service project Newborns in Need will take place virtually from Sunday, May 1 to Monday, May 31. This year instead of being able to meet in person to pack bags of baby items for our birth center, we ask you donate to Newborns in Need

The fundraiser will provide newborn babies with wipes, diapers, and a baby book to help them get off on the right foot. Donations go to New Haven hospitals and clinics to distribute to mothers in need and help launch the “Newborns in Need in a Box” program in 2022. By packaging our service project as a defined toolkit with guidance (“in a box”), alumni volunteers throughout the United States can host their own Newborns in Needs service project.

With your support, YSN will provide seed funds, administrative guidance, and road-tested advice for alumni to launch a Newborn in Needs project in their community. We are excited to broaden the reach of the most popular Yale Day of Service event to bring together alumni across the country. Funds raised may go towards the financial needs that come with hosting the service project, including:

  • Delivery of bags to sites
  • Food for volunteers
  • Backfilling baby items needed to make a complete bag

Facts & Impact

  • An adequate supply of diapers can cost over $100 per month.
  • In poor and low-income families, a baby can spend a day or longer in one diaper, leading to potential health and abuse risks.
  • In 2019 we helped 375 newborn babies enter the world on the right foot with a bag filled with diapers, wipes, body wash, a onesie, socks, a hat, a board book, and a blanket.

This campaign is co-sponsored by Future Leaders of Yale, Yale Child Study Center, Yale Department of Pediatrics, Yale Latino Networking Group, Yale Working Women’s Network, and YaleWomen of Connecticut.