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September 30, 2020

“Baby Shower” Thursday will help needy families

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Warrenton Rotary Club members will collect donated items from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at The Fauquier Times loading dock. Donors also may shop on Amazon.
A community “Baby Shower” will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in Warrenton.

The Rotary Club has organized the event to collect baby food and formula, diapers, baby wipes, diaper cream and baby hygiene for needy families.

Rotarians will receive items at The Fauquier Times loading dock at Second and East Lee streets for delivery to the Fauquier Community Food Bank & Thrift Store.

“We are always in need of items for families with young children,” said Sharon Ames, director of the food bank and store.
Ms. Ames emphasized the need for non-expired baby formula, which has a short shelf life.

“Another big need is for baby food since many families start their children on adult food too early because they simply cannot afford baby food, which is formulated with extra vitamins and nutrients that babies need at such a young age,” she added.

The effort also features an Amazon Baby Registry, where donors can shop online and have items shipped directly to the food bank. To help, search Amazon registries for “Warrenton Rotary” to find the registry and complete your transaction. The registry allows purchasing entire items or contributing funds toward a purchase.

“This is exciting for us!” Ms. Ames said. “We have had lots of groups do food drives, but this is our first baby shower.

“We know the community will support us in droves and we will share the abundance with Fauquier FISH, Community Touch and organizations that support Fauquier’s young families.”

“Rotarians are people of action and when we see a need in our community we jump in to meet it, whether it is something small like putting up the Christmas tree on the courthouse steps, packing backpacks for FISH or big ,like stocking the shelves at the food bank, we work together to meet our community’s needs,” said Rev. Wes Shortridge, the Warrenton Rotary Club president.
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galvin · October 16, 2020 at 4:15 am
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