Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services donates funds to Cribs for Kids

Published 12:15 pm Thursday, October 5, 2023

Rhonda Gunnell

Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services (WPCHS) supports the Cribs for Kids program that helps ensure that every baby sleeps safely. WPCHS has authorized funds to purchase 2 pack-n-plays to benefit parents who enroll in the Cribs for Kids program. The fiscal agency of WPCHS, ADAPT, has committed to purchasing 5 pack-n-plays for the program. Additionally, Paula Charles donated funds to purchase a pack-n-play and challenged other grandmothers to do the same. Rhonda Gunnell accepted the challenge and donated funds to purchase a pack-n-play. Individuals and agencies who would like to contribute to this cause can send donations to Brilliant Mindz at P.O. Box 812, Bogalusa, LA. For additional information, contact Dana Walker at brilliant_mindz@yahoo.com. The cost of one pack-and-play is approximately $100.

Cribs for Kids is a National Public Safety initiative with a mission to prevent infant sleep-related deaths by educating parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing safe sleep for their babies and providing portable cribs to families who otherwise cannot afford a safe place for their babies to sleep.

The number one cause of death in infants is unsafe sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation, asphyxia, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Brilliant Mindz is a local non-profit organization that provides educational classes, along with a pack-n-play, for families in need. To participate in an educational class, contact Dana Walker for information.