Help the Stork’s Nest Fill the Baby Bus

The 11th annual Stork’s Nest Baby Shower, hosted by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center and March of Dimes, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20 at Kmart, 6501 University Ave.

This year, South Plains residents are asked to help the Stork’s Nest “fill the baby bus” with new baby items that then will be given as incentives to encourage pregnant women to receive early and consistent prenatal care and gain education about how to have the healthiest baby possible.

Community members are also urged to support the Stork’s Nest by hosting local baby showers, diaper drives or fundraisers benefiting the organization prior to the fill the bus event, said Amy Johnson-Rubio, director of Program Services with the March of Dimes.

“Stork’s Nest is making a difference,” Johnson-Rubio said. “In 2012, Stork’s Nest participants averaged a preterm birth rate of 8.5 percent while the Lubbock average is 13.4 percent. We rely on donations from the community to help serve our Stork’s Nest families so encourage people to support this great program.”

The Stork’s Nest Baby Shower has raised more than $354,000 for pregnant women in the community since it began more than a decade ago.

The Stork’s Nest is a national cooperative project of the March of Dimes and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. The project is also part of the Combest Center, a nonprofit nurse managed primary health care center operated by the TTUHSC School of Nursing.

Donations of baby items or monetary donations are being accepted now. For more information, contact Johnson-Rubio at (806) 686-0307 or email ajrubio@marchofdimes.com.

For more breaking news and experts, follow @ttuhscnews on Twitter.

Related Stories

TTUHSC Permian Basin Community Discuss Future of Health Care Workforce

TTUHSC hosted “Building the Basin: a Permian Basin Health Care Workforce Summit” Oct. 4.

Remembering Dr. Tom McGovern

TTUHSC Celebration of Life Service was held March 25th in remembrance of Tom McGovern, Ed.D.

TTUHSC Ranks Fourth Nationally Among Graduate Institutions as a Military Friendly® School

TTUHSC has been named as a Military Friendly® School for 2022-2023. Among graduate schools, TTUHSC ranked fourth in the nation, achieving Gold award status.

Recent Stories

TTUHSC Permian Basin Community Discuss Future of Health Care Workforce

TTUHSC hosted “Building the Basin: a Permian Basin Health Care Workforce Summit” Oct. 4.

Health

TTUHSC Receives CPRIT Grant to Begin New Outreach Effort

CPRIT recently awarded a $1 million prevention grant to Rakhshanda Rahman, M.D., Rebeccah Baucom, M.D., and John Kidwell, M.D., from the TTUHSC School of Medicine.

Research

Startups Begin Here! Four Startups Awarded $50,000 from TTUHSC President

The Innovation Hub at Research Park today (September 26, 2022) announced the winners of its annual Presidents' Innovative Startup Awards. The award recognizes startups that have a high potential for growth and an economic impact in West Texas.