Bringing Home Baby, with Love
Meet Noah, the namesake of our project. Noah weighed less than 2 pounds at birth, and due to several serious medical conditions, the doctors predicted he would not reach his 2nd birthday.
Noah was placed in foster care, and the staff at Family and Children’s Services wanted to send him to his new home as comfortably as possible. Noah was the first child to receive one of our handcrafted infant care bags filled with sleepers, diapers and other necessities.
Against all odds, Noah indeed, passed his 2nd birthday and then some! We are happy to report that Noah continues to thrive and so does Project Noah.
Sometimes it is necessary to bring infants into foster care directly from the hospital. They may be going to a foster home or to their adoptive home. Perhaps they are going home with their birth parents who may need assistance with baby care items. Project Noah seeks to ensure that every baby goes home well outfitted for his or her first few weeks or months of life.
With help from the community, we are able to provide a beautiful handcrafted diaper bag, hand knit blankets, hand sewn bibs, diapers, wipes, and a plush toy or teddy bear. Not only does Project Noah help to meet the immediate needs of the baby, many items will stand as important keepsakes for the child as they continue their journey in foster care, adoption or at home. They will know that people cared enough to give them a good start in life.
Project Noah would not be possible without the support and leadership of our staff and community supporters. Conceived and brought to fruition by our resources staff, together with our foster parents, Project Noah has continued to grow.
Our foster parents, local church groups and ladies’ auxiliaries donate their time and talent by knitting and sewing many of the items for Project Noah, including the bags themselves. Funding for the materials and other supplies needed is provided by donations to the Foundation for Family and Children’s Services.
In 2015, 50 Infant care bags were created and all but two have been distributed. Our goal for 2017 is to create and fill 150 infant care bags for Project Noah. We are actively seeking, and would welcome, any financial donations, supplies or materials to assist us with this very special project. Help us to welcome to the world, those babies who need a little help to get a good start in life.
(905) 937-7731 extension 3371
Child Protection Worker
Resource Department Lead
Visit www.jagandbean.com to purchase “Noah”, a teddy that represents unconditional love. 100% of proceeds are donated to Project Noah.