SOS’s Parents as Teachers (PAT) program is expecting 12 new babies in 2021! We are holding a baby shower in early August for the expecting families.

If you would like to help welcome the new babies, you can donate some of the essentials they will need. We made this Amazon Wish List, but please feel free to select items from other retailers if you desire. A list of all needed items is below.

Please mail or drop off the new baby items by Thursday, July 29th at 101 S. Huron St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

About the Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program: PAT offers home visits and group support meetings for parents who are pregnant or have a child under the age of six. Certified Parent Educators teach skills and activities that promote healthy development and growth for young children. Parents in PAT face struggles like single parenting, housing insecurity, low income, teen pregnancy, history of domestic violence, and disability. For many parents, PAT provides a sense of community, belonging, and a support system. In group meetings, parents can share their struggles and successes with others who are going through similar situations. Last year, 55 families with 78 young children participated in the program.

Wish List:

two babies play with a toy. text reads "donate baby items by July 29. SOS Community Services Baby Shower"

  • baby lotion/ cream/ powder
  • baby shampoo
  • baby detergent
  • diapers & wipes
  • post-partum pads
  • nursing pads
  • washcloths
  • burp cloths
  • baby cribs/mattress
  • stroller
  • pack n play
  • bouncer/ swings
  • high chairs
  • car seats
  • baby gate
  • bottles
  • diaper bag
  • pacifiers
  • baby nail clippers
  • nose suction
  • crib sheets & blankets
  • bibs
  • toys/ teething rings/ books
  • clothes (socks, onesies, sleepers)