United Way of Washtenaw County Hosts Community Baby Shower for Mothers and Families in Need Throughout May

The United Way Emerging Philanthropists are partnering with local banks for their Annual Community Baby Shower. Here’s how and what to donate.

United Way Washtenaw County

The United Way of Washtenaw County is inviting residents and local businesses to donate essential items to expectant mothers as part of their Annual Community Baby Shower, hosted by the Emerging Philanthropists.

The United Way Emerging Philanthropists are partnering with Bank Michigan and Old National Bank to collect donated new items for expecting mothers and families with children under the age of 3. These items will be donated to local agencies, such as DAPCO and SOS Community Services. These agencies will distribute them to low-income mothers and families.

“We know that families affected by the pandemic are in crisis and struggling to make ends meet,” said Pam Smith, President and CEO of United Way of Washtenaw County, in a press release. “The Baby Shower is one more way our community can come together to provide some relief and make sure newborns have a good start!”

The items that are needed include diapers, blankets, baby clothes, baby wipes, bibs, pacifiers, formula, baby food, bottles, and health care items. All donated items need to be new.

Residents and local businesses can drop off their donated items throughout the month of May. Drop-off locations include a Bank Michigan and various Old National Banks in Washtenaw County. The following places will take donations Monday through Friday, between 9am and 4pm.

  • Bank Michigan. 305 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor.
  • Old National Bank. 2723 S. State St., Ann Arbor
  • Old National Bank. 7200 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter
  • Old National Bank. 111 E. Main St., Manchester. 
  • Old National Bank. 200 N. Maple Rd., Saline

This year, residents and businesses are also able to donate virtually. For more information and registry links, check out the United Way of Washtenaw County website.