One-third of all babies in Denver are born at Denver Health. 90 percent of them come from families who struggle to get by. Your donations to Newborns in Need give all children born at Denver Health a healthy start in life by providing essentials that help them grow strong: diapers, blankets, bassinets and car seats, to name a few.
Their parents are often the frontline and backroom workers who are essential to the services we depend upon each day. In Denver, 24,000 children live in working families that earn less than the federal poverty rate. 41,000 children have no parent with full-time, year-round employment.
Denver Health’s Newborns in Need provides you with two ways to make a difference: through in-kind donations of goods for infants and financial contributions that go directly toward the purchase of needed supplies.
Current in-kind donation needs include bibs, burp cloths, receiving blankets, and hooded towels. Through a series of events held throughout the year, we collect these essential items; basics that support healthy child development in the earliest years, contributing to the physical and emotional building blocks that doctors have found to be critical for later success in school and life.
Financial contributions help us supplement in-kind donations and ensure that we have an ample supply of everything a newborn might need. You can make a financial contribution by clicking here.
Instructions for drop-off donations: You can drop off a donation on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Denver Health’s Volunteer Services Office in the Pavilion for Women and Children at 790 Delaware Street. If you enter the hospital driveway from Delaware Street, south of 8th Avenue, the Pavilion for Women and Children is the last stop on the circle drive. Feel free to double park and ask someone in the Volunteer Services Office to help you unload your donation.
Thank you for being the foundation of a newborn’s success in life.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Sharon Mushkin at Sharon.Mushkin@dhha.org or 303-602-2985.