Mission Trail Baptist Hospital celebrates one year anniversary of support program for new mothers and newborns

Mission Trail Baptist Hospital is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the hospital’s support program for new mothers and newborns.

Through the hospital’s Nest Women’s Services Department, volunteers have assisted more than 60 families and their newborns who are delivered at the hospital but have little to no supplies for the babies.

Hospital staff saw many new moms who didn’t have any of the basic resources -- such as diapers, formula, soap, bottles, and more. Mission Trail Baptist Hospital’s Staff Chaplain, Lemelle Taylor, helped lead the development of the program and reached out to local churches and nonprofits who answered the call. Volunteers sprang into action and quickly donated hundreds of diapers, bottles, blankets, formula, baby foods, baby wipes, clothing, and so much more to many very grateful new moms and families at the hospital.<> Over the course of the program’s first year, approximately $7,000 in supplies for newborns have been donated.

The program has grown to include a network of volunteers from nearly 40 churches and non-profit organizations in and around San Antonio who gather and provide baby supplies to those in need.

"More babies will continue to be born in our community and not all of them will have access to basic needs,” stated Taylor. “I'm humbled to see the program’s success and witness it making such a positive difference in the lives of new mothers, their families, and newborns. This is what community is all about.”

“The volunteers never expect anything in return. It’s all anonymous,” continued Taylor. “All they know is that there is a need, and they find joy in meeting that need. It is exciting to see community helping community.”