Nursing Students to Host Annual Stork’s Nest Baby Shower

DATE: June 1, 2006
CONTACT: Julie Toland,
(806) 743-2143

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.