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Community baby shower offers gifts to expectant mothers

Alicia Bell, left, expecting twins, speaks with Latoya Freeman of WellSpace Health at a community baby shower sponsored by the First 5 Ssacramento Commission on Saturday, Feb. 27. The event is part of a larger effort to prevent infant deaths.
Alicia Bell, left, expecting twins, speaks with Latoya Freeman of WellSpace Health at a community baby shower sponsored by the First 5 Ssacramento Commission on Saturday, Feb. 27. The event is part of a larger effort to prevent infant deaths. Sammy Caiola

Expecting mothers can find a smorgasbord of resources and baby necessities at the Florin Creek Recreation Center until 2 p.m. today.

The First 5 Sacramento Commission is hosting its first-ever community baby shower in an effort to connect new or expecting mothers, particularly African American mothers, to information and products that will help keep babies healthy.

About a dozen groups including WellSpace Health, Black Mothers United and Champions for Change are on site, providing diapers, toothbrushes, baby food and more. California Highway Patrol is giving presentations on car seat safety, and Sacramento Covered is providing enrollment information.

The event is free and open to the public at the Florin Creek Recreation Center, 7460 Persimmon Avenue, Sacramento.

Sammy Caiola: 916-321-1636, @SammyCaiola

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