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Now Accepting Nominations for the Golden Baby Shoe Awards

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Announcements, Press Releases | 0 comments

Nominations are being accepted until June 15th for the 7th Annual Golden Baby Shoe Awards.  Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida is hosting the 7th Annual Golden Baby Shoe Awards to celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals who help give babies a healthy start in life.  Awardees will be honored at the Golden Baby Shoe Awards Gala on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Shadow Wood Country Club, 22801 Oakwilde Boulevard, Bonita Springs. HOW ARE AWARDEES SELECTED? Nominations are received from patients, co-workers, and friends from...

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Diaper Drive: Make a Mother’s Day!

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Announcements, Press Releases | 0 comments

Healthy Start is requesting donations to help a mothers in need with a gift of diapers for their baby.  Donations will benefit babies in Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties. 1 in 2 families (1,500+) in the Healthy Start program struggle to buy diapers. Food stamps cannot buy diapers. Diapers cost about $75-$100 per month per baby. Babies who remain too long in a soiled diaper are exposed to potential health risks and increased possibility for child abuse. In addition to individual donations, we are also asking businesses, churches, and...

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New Mothers in Immokalee Get Treated to a Community Baby Shower

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in Announcements, Press Releases | 0 comments

42 New mothers in Immokalee were treated to a community baby shower on Wednesday April 20th.   Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida, Florida State University College of Medicine, and Molina HealthCare partnered together to host the fun and educational event to support new mothers in our community. The special day included gifts, games, food and door prizes along with educational presentations and information on community resources.  This was truly a special occasion for many of these mothers as it may be the only baby shower they...

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Event Raises $14,200

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Announcements, Press Releases | 0 comments

Event Raises $14,200

to Kick-Off Healthy Start’s 25th Birthday! The Boots & Bling riverboat fundraising event raised more than $14,200 and helped kick-off Healthy Start’s 25th Birthday.  The fun-filled evening included celebrity MC’s Amanda Hall and Chris Cifatte from WINK news, DJ Gentry Thomas, country western dancing and lessons, BBQ dinner, great auction items, and games such as BINGO, 52-Card Draw, Heads or Tails, and much more! This year’s event was extra special because it was the kick-off for Healthy Start’s 25th birthday. Healthy Start’s goals are to...

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Boots & Bling: Riverboat Event

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Announcements, Press Releases | 0 comments

Boots & Bling: Riverboat Event

Kicks-Off Healthy Start’s 25th Birthday! Saturday, March 19, 2016 6-9:30 pm Kick up your heels and have some fun at the Boots & Bling fundraising event to benefit Healthy Start Southwest Florida!  The fun-filled evening will include a BBQ dinner, cash bar, DJ music, country western dancing and lessons, great auction items, and games such as BINGO, 52-Card Draw, Heads or Tails, and much more.  If you do not know how to western dance, you can learn a few easy steps from some professionals.  Enjoy a wonderful evening on the river and also...

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