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MCHC’s record of success for over 20 years, would not have been achieved without the time, talent, and support of our wonderful volunteers. Our volunteers show us that caring community members have the power to improve the lives of children and their families.
A lot of care and preparation goes into assembling infant care items for each new mom, a backpack for a new kindergartner, or a mailing to our supporters. Help with these efforts are always appreciated. Clerical work at the MCHC sites is also really valuable to our busy Family Health Advocates, Parent Educators and management
Our participants are often occupied at educational classes or at Health Insurance Enrollment Days and volunteers are helpful in keeping the kids busy. Hold a sleeping baby, or color with and read a book to a young one while their parents focus on important opportunities.
Diapers, receiving blankets, bottles, baby wash and lotion are an ongoing necessity as every Healthy Start mom is given a infant care package filled with these items. Working together to collect these essentials is a heartwarming way to welcome new babies into our community.
MCHC recently started a Pillowcase Project. We are collecting donations of homemade pillowcases to hold each participant’s infant care items for their new baby. If you are a member of a quilter group, sewing club, or just enjoy sewing, offer your talent as a personal, unique, and useful gift to a new family.
People, not presents, is what makes a party special. In lieu of gifts, suggest a pack of diapers or a donation to MCHC. You will not only be celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, but you will also be celebrating MCHC’s commitment to Che
Healthy Start and the Kennett Square Family Center hold family events such as Dental Fairs, Holiday Parties, or Safety Events for participants throughout the year. Be part of a special night by volunteering and see MCHC in action! Please visit our website for a list of upcoming events.
We enjoy meeting new faces in the county! If you are a member of or know a particular church, mom’s group, school, service club, or any group that may want to know more about us, let us know. We would love to meet them and tell them about our important work.
An important ingredient to our success in reaching so many residents from our communities is our presence at local community events such as local fairs. Represent MCHC at a local event and tell new friends about our important work. MCHC will equip you with all the information and materials you will need.
Our Board of Directors and committees are always looking for a fresh perspective! We are particularly in need of members with marketing, fundraising, or finance experience.
Financial support is vital to our efforts to ensure families thrive