Nursing Students to Host Annual Stork’s Nest Baby Shower
June 5, 2006
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DATE: June 1, 2006
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LUBBOCK – The fourth annual Stork’s Nest Baby Shower, hosted by Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center School of Nursing students, will take place from 1 p.m. to
3 p.m. June 23 at the International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Ave.
The shower is a joint project of students in the undergraduate maternal-child and
the community health courses. The public is invited to attend the event, which will
feature numerous raffle and auction items.
Prior to the event, Health Sciences Center nursing students will be in the community
seeking donations of new baby items, auction items or money to be used by the Stork’s
Nest, a program designed to increase the number of women who get early and regular
prenatal care. The Stork’s Nest provides incentives to help pregnant women make and
keep prenatal care appointments, as well as classes for expectant parents to learn
about healthy prenatal and infant care practices.
“This project benefits the women who visit the Stork’s Nest, many of whom are teenagers,
as well as the nursing students who have a chance to see the importance of community
health and have the opportunity to give back to their community,” said Linda Brice,
Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Nursing and event organizer.
Brice said the students’ goal this year is to raise $20,000 from the shower to purchase
additional baby items.
The Stork’s Nest is a cooperative national project of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
and the March of Dimes.
Donations of new baby items are now being accepted. For more details, contact Brice
at 743-2730, ext. 239.