Do you know a family that needs a safe sleep place for their baby? #SIDS #SafeSleep
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) – Collier County in partnership with our Coalition and Healthy Start Coalition of SWFL and Archangel Fund from Trinity By The Cove Episcopal Church has FREE Pack and Plays for qualifying families.
1. Must have a newborn baby under one year of age in the family.
2. Must have a financial need.
3. Family has to be willing to participate in educational session about safe sleep and complete a pre and post survey.
4. Sign a liability statement.
If all qualifications are met please call Danna Breeden 239-252-6022 or Suiny McGilly 239-252-8215 and make an appointment to receive the pack and play.
Although many parents want to create a beautiful sleeping environment complete with soft bedding, fluffy pillows, plush stuffed animals and bumper pads, such an environment may prove dangerous to an infant not yet at an age where they are able to move their head to ensure a clear airway. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies sleep ALONE, on their BACKS and in a CRIB. Babies should sleep in their own cribs, as the risk of infant death is 40 times higher for babies who sleep in adult beds.
The Coalition is encouraging the public to donate new Pack ‘n Plays (portable cribs) through the following ways. The cribs will be distributed by Healthy Start to families and organizations in need.
- By donating through our website
- The store manager at the Walmart Super-center located at 11225 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL has agreed to match the online price of $49,88 at his store.
- The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (3339 Tamiami Trail East, Building H, Naples, FL 34112) and North Naples Fire Control & Rescue District –Station 45 (1885 Veterans Park Drive, Naples, FL 34109) have volunteered to serve as drop-off locations for new pack n play (portable cribs) donations.
*Pack n Plays will NOT be distributed at drop-off locations. If you are in need of a crib, contact us at email@example.com or by calling us at 239-624-4033.*
For more information about safe sleep practices click here!