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 in 2015 and 2016 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! 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.