The 2012-13 New Member Class Project 

Baby Steps, an educational baby shower for expectant mothers in need.

See our write up in Make it Better here! 

As any mother can tell you, the period leading up to the birth of a first-born child is a veritable roller-coaster of emotions filled with numerous questions and concerns. For many of us, our fears are dampened with the knowledge that we have a solid foundation of support from friends and family around us, and have the ability to tap into a wide range of resources to help us through the multitudinous questions that will arise.
For all of our good fortune, however, there are many others that do not have these same advantages. Plenty of new mothers from underprivileged communities, many lacking either a partner, family, or support network, are trying to navigate this strange world of impending motherhood without adequate financial resources or access to information. Their future, and more importantly that of their unborn child, is at risk given their lack of access to critical resources both in terms of education and items necessary to support a newborn child.
The 2013 New Member Class of JLE-NS is happy to once again have the privilege of positively impacting the lives of 15 new mothers and their children on April 20, 2013. On this date, we will be hosting Baby Steps, a baby shower for new mothers from the Perinatal Family Support Center, an affiliate of NorthShore University HealthSystem's Evanston Hospital. At this event, we will shower each new mother with an assortment of essentials for their newborn child as well as provide several speakers on various educational topics of interest including post-partum depression, lactation, and feeding essentials.
To help make Baby Steps a success, we are asking for your support. Here's how you can help:
" Prefer to make a cash donation? You can write a check to JLE-NS ("Baby Steps" in the memo line, please), and we will use those funds to help purchase items prior to the event;

" Enjoy online shopping? Visit our Baby Steps registry on and purchase items that will be provided directly to our Baby Steps shower guests. Visit the "Baby Registry" section of Amazon and search for: Baby (first name) Steps (last name)

" Prefer to donate online? Click below on the DONATE link to be directed to the PayPal account to make a donation.

On behalf of the 2013 New Member Class of JLE-NS, we thank you in advance for your support!

Click here to see how you can help with the Baby Steps registry.

To make a monetary donation, please click the Paypal link below.