15th Annual TODAY'S TMJ4 Community Baby Shower a success

Posted at 9:15 PM, Jan 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-14 08:07:20-05

People donated bag after bag of baby items to area Sentry Foods stores.

Donors included Sara Martin, a second grade teacher at Greenland Elementary in Oconomowoc. She has gotten her second graders to donate all 15 years of the Baby Shower. They donate baby items and "ounces of good advice" cards that are shaped like a baby bottle.

"So it's a writing project and a donation opportunity," Martin says.

TODAY'S TMJ4 is grateful for its partner Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Birth Center. Dr. Meredith Cruz talked about how donated items can be a stress relief for families during high risk pregnancies.

"Yes this is an important time of families in need and we are thankful to support families during these important times in their life," she says.

Former Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor and State Senator Margaret Farrow donated saying, "Beyond the material I think what they're telling people is we all care and supporting the community beyond the dollars and cents part of it."

Even Miss New Berlin donated saying, "What I'm really excited about is this crown hat. So some lucky little girl is going to get her first crown and stay warm while wearing it as well."

Items donated to the Sentry Foods store in Delafield were collected by The Women's Center of Waukesha which assists domestic abuse survivors.

"These items help keep our supplies full until the middle of summer which is tremendous for a donation to be able to last that long," said Jessi Trauth, director of shelter and transitional living services.

Other agencies that benefit from the Baby Shower include Sojourner Family Peace Center, New Horizon Day Care, La Causa Crisis Nursery, Port Washington Food Pantry, Gerald Ignace Health Center, Christ Child Society, Safe Babies/Healthy Families, Outreach Community Health Center, Big Foot Food Pantry, Elkhorn Food Pantry, Association for Prevention of Family Violence, and the Lake Mills Food Pantry.

This was the 15th annual TODAY'S TMJ4 Community Baby Shower.