How donations to Bakersfield Child Bathe assist households in want

BAKERSFIELD, California – The 23ABC Bakersfield Baby Shower is open for the second year running. This shower brings hundreds of items to families, new moms, and needy babies just before the holidays.

The items donated today will benefit the Kern County Mission and Bakersfield Pregnancy Center. From there the organizers will be distributing these items over the next few months.

“Bringing these supplies to our parents is just our number one priority,” said Erin Rogers, executive director of BPC. “We want to be there to support them as they do their best to be great parents.”

Before the holidays, organizers hope they can bring items like diapers, baby wipes, car seats, strollers and more. They hope that this way parents who have problems can cross some items off this shopping list.

A number of items have been donated since the event kicked off on Thursday morning, including some items with large tickets such as prams and car seats. Official Robert Rodriguez of the Bakersfield California Highway Patrol said it was great to see the Bakersfield community come out, as so often, to support those in need.

“I know they are always there for us with our toy driver,” said Rodriguez.

To show his support, Rodriguez even donated a car seat for the baby shower.

“Car seat safety is tremendous on the highway patrol and should be with every parent,” he said. “We want children to be as safe as possible while driving in vehicles.”

There is still time to donate for the Bakersfield Baby Shower. The event will run through 7pm Thursday at 321 21st Street.

Click here for a list of donation items.

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