2001, members of the First Baptist Church in Framingham have worked
with the City Missions Society on the “Welcome Baby” program
based in Dorchester. Because of the overwhelming success
of “Welcome Baby” and the growing need in the Metro
West to Worcester area for the same charitable services, we started
a sister program and christened it, “Happy Birthday Baby!” to
celebrate the births of these tiny blessings from God.
received an initial donation from Framingham Cooperative
Bank as seed money, along with many other donations
of baby items and cash, and we were able to put together the
initial baskets. We officially started this project in
October 2005, with 24 baby baskets, and they were gone in 6 weeks! We
were told “more are needed” so we made more. Since
then we have given out over 180 baskets, with the help of Framingham
Cooperative Bank, the Framingham Cooperative Charitable Foundation,
TJX Corporation, Fabric Place, and Christmas Tree Shoppes.
Newest Baby Baskets!
is an on-going program, statistics show that there are over 2,000
babies born in Framingham alone each year. We need more
funding resources and businesses in our communities to join this
program and build our community. These baskets have reached
families in Framingham, Natick, Ashland, Hopkinton, Sudbury,
Westborough, Shrewsbury, and Worcester.
are asking school nurses, Visiting Nurses, teachers, friends
and neighbors to call us if you know of someone who would
benefit from receiving one of these baskets and a home
If you need to ensure their privacy, please give them our telephone
number and have them call us. We are more than eager to help any woman in need.
By offering these gifts and services of our time and knowledge to
our low-income neighbors and young people in their time of need,
we are also offering them the hand of friendship – acceptance
and inclusion in the community that they live in. We are inviting
them to become active members in the adult society and joining
them in celebrating the birth of a wonderful gift from God.