Santa Catalina students, faculty, and staff joined members of the Christ Child Society of Monterey Bay on February 17 to put together "welcome bundles" for infants in need.
This was the second year that students helped create bundles of items intended to make the first weeks of life easier for new babies and their families. Bundles include clothing, diapers, wipes, swaddles, books, toys, and handmade blankets, quilts, caps, and burp cloths. Volunteers packed nearly 30 bundles, seven of which were placed into Sleepy Baby Boxes that can double as cribs for infants up to 25 pounds. The bundles will be delivered locally to Natividad Medical Center and two residential centers serving at-risk and homeless families.
"We feel it is a special blessing to have been able to work with Santa Catalina students, faculty, and administration (and children) to create our bundles of love for two years in a row, and we hope to do so again," said society president Anne Kelley.
Gretchen Mueller Burke '83, '79 LS, Santa Catalina's director of alumnae/i relations, is a founder of Christ Child Society of Monterey Bay and is vice president of its board.