Grateful Mother at Kern County Mission
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) – November 18 is the 3rd annual 23ABC Community Baby Shower presented by Hall Ambulance. We invite you to help two non-profit organizations that are dedicated to helping parents and children right here in the community.
At five months pregnant, Jessica Hernandez had nowhere to go, and with two children and a baby on the way, she found the Mission in Kern County and says the organization has welcomed her family and brought it in. helped to get back on her feet.
“I entered the program through a childhood friend of mine, she told me about it, she actually asked me to contact the staff and they called me. They helped me out. get here and I’ve been here ever since, “Hernandez mentioned.
Jessica said it was a faith-based program, made it easier for her to take parenting classes and everything.
“This whole house is full of women who were just the whole big family. And they make us feel comfortable and we can sleep at night knowing that we don’t have to worry about the next day,” Hernandez said. .
She says donations from the community help her meet the basic needs of her children.
We need diapers, wipes, food, formula, clothes, winter clothes, especially at this time. Just the basic things a child needs. Donating to the mission is of great help. Not having to pay for diapers or wipes, formula, everything my baby needs was donated by the mission. They drive us to our dates, they feed my children, I’m grateful for everything they do. Everything the community does for us too, all donations. They enter. We’re getting down to it, it’s an amazing thing that they are doing for all of us, women and our children of course, ”said Hernandez.
Thursday is Bakersfield’s 3rd Annual Baby Shower. Bring your donations to 23ABC Studios at 321 21st Street, November 18th from 4:30 am to 7:30 pm. Some of the items we will be collecting include new diapers, baby wipes, formula, bottles and bath items. As well as new and lightly used clothes, socks, shoes, blankets, toys and towels to donate to the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center and the Kern County Mission.