The Jean-Robert and Annette de Cavel Family SIDS Foundation has donated $8,000 to our Help Me Grow program to help low-income families obtain cribs for their children.
This is a tremendous gift! The Help Me Grow program, which is contracted through us and operated by the Department of Developmental Disabilities Services, will purchase 114 cribs with the money.
Every year, reviews of child fatalities in Hamilton County show that unsafe sleeping arrangments may contribute to some deaths. In the past five years, they may have contributed to as many as 75 fatalities.
I am extremely grateful to the de Cavels for their generous gift. It is nice to know people in this community support the work we do, and even better to know 114 families will have a safe place for their newborn to sleep.
If this is a cause you support, the Foundation is holding its Family and Friends Brunch and Silent Auction on Oct. 14. Check out www.eatplaygive.net for more information.
Here’s the full press release on the donation: