Every year in the United States, more than 3,500 infant deaths occur due to accidental suffocation, asphyxia, or undetermined causes during sleep.
The mission of Cribs for Kids® is to prevent these deaths by educating parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing safe sleep for their babies and by providing Graco® Pack ‘n Play® portable cribs to families who, otherwise, cannot afford a safe place for their babies to sleep.
A wholeness grant from FCC, which was matched by another donor, has provided 50 Safe Sleep Kits for low-income families in Louisville. Each of these kits includes the following:
- A Graco Pack 'n Play Crib
- A fitted sheet with a "safe sleep message."
- A Halo Sleep Sack
- A Phillips Soothie Pacifier
- Safe Sleep Educational Material and DVD
- One Children's Book
Each Safe Sleep Kit is personally delivered and parents are given safe sleeping instructions for their child through a program at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.
What a great way to care for God's little ones!
You can find out more about Cribs for Kids by visiting their web-site.
The wholeness grant used to fund this ministry was made possible through your faithful financial support of our church and its ministries and help fund a variety of efforts to make our world a better place. You can find more examples of those efforts or apply for a grant to make the world a better place by clicking here.