NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New and expectant young mothers received new cribs and playpens today at The New York Foundling's DeSales Mother Child Residence in Manhattan. Delta Children's Products donated cribs and playpens in recognition of National Baby Safety Month this September, emphasizing the need for all parents to be equipped with safe sleeping and play products for their children.
The young mothers and moms-to-be are part of The New York Foundling's Blended Maternity and Mother Child program, with residences in Manhattan and the Bronx. The program provides housing, childcare, counseling, parenting classes and job skills training for young teen mothers and mothers-to-be in foster care who often lack support systems and role models to teach them how to properly care for themselves and their babies.
The mothers watched a demonstration of how to safely assemble the products and participated in a question and answer session about crib safety with Delta Children's Products President and Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Board Member Joe Shamie.
"For many, our teenage years are the time to assert our independence," said Bill Baccaglini, Executive Director of The New York Foundling. "For young mothers, especially those in foster care, these years are especially challenging -- balancing the demands of parenting and their own well-being with the stress of continuing education and pursuing career goals. Our partnership with Delta Children's Products greatly enriches the support we can give to our young mothers so that they and their babies can eventually live and thrive on their own."
"Delta Children's Products is committed to child safety, and today's event is a great opportunity to educate a new generation of moms about baby crib safety. We are happy to support this great organization," said Joe Shamie.
About The New York Foundling
Founded as a home for abandoned children, The New York Foundling has been saving children, preserving families and building communities since 1869. The Foundling's extensive network of community-based services provides havens for children whose safety is at risk, loving foster homes and group facilities to protect children and support for families to strengthen them. In the tradition of openness and compassion of its sponsors, the Sisters of Charity, the agency cares for more than 13,000 people each year in the New York City area and in Puerto Rico as it upholds its guiding principle: Abandon No One.
About Delta Children's Products
Delta Children's Products is a forty-year-old family run business known for safety and innovation in children's products. The brand the brand is the largest manufacturer of cribs worldwide. Other product categories include nursery furniture and baby gear (including strollers). From infancy through young teen hood, every smart, safe, high-quality Delta product is designed to deliver timeless beauty, myriad uses, and outstanding value for years to come!
SOURCE Delta Children's Products