Support HFUW’s Community Baby Shower, Presented by AdventHealth, to Help New and Expecting Parents in Central Florida!

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It takes a village!  

Welcoming a child into the world is a joyous occasion; it can also be overwhelming — particularly for parents who are already facing economic hardship. That’s why Heart of Florida United Way is hosting our annual Community Baby Shower, presented by AdventHealth.  

What is HFUW’s Community Baby Shower? 

HFUW’s Community Baby Shower unites our donors, partners, and volunteers to support Central Florida’s new and expecting parents by connecting them with the resources they need to give their babies a healthy start.   

Through this initiative, 150 families in Central Florida will enjoy a celebratory dinner, participate in an informative resource fair, and receive a $50 grocery gift card and Basics for Babies gift package valued at $150+. These families have been selected through our partner agencies and case managers.

Help Us Build Basics for Babies Kits 

You can make a difference through our Basics for Babies drive which collects donations to support this year’s Community Baby Shower.  

The Basics for Babies Kits include an assortment of items like a board book, hygiene kit, wipes, diapers, a layette set (onesies, blanket, socks, hat, and sleep sack), wearable baby carrier, pack and play, and even a stroller! To build your Basics for Babies Kit for a family in need, click here

Your donation will help 150 new and expecting parents in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties to ensure they have what they need to bring their new bundle of joy into the world. 

Click the button below to donate to our Community Baby Shower by building a virtual kit. 

Become a Sponsor

Would your organization like to get involved in our Community Baby Shower? You can purchase one of the following sponsorship packages to support this cause. Contact our Director of Corporate Partnerships Connie Stafford at to secure your sponsorship package today!

Sponsorship packages include: 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers can also give their time to bring these Basics for Babies Kits to local families. There are volunteer activities available for you, your friends, family, and colleagues!

Join us to create Basics for Babies Kits before the main event of this year’s Community Baby Shower. You’ll help us sort and organize baby items, make baby blankets, pack these baby items, and more!

Then, we will distribute these Basic for Babies Kits to new and expecting parents at the Community Baby Shower, presented by AdventHealth on June 14, where YOU can help us gift these Basics for Babies Kits to new and expecting parents in need.

Sign up for a volunteer opportunity here!

We hope you’ll join us in rallying around our community’s new and soon-to-be parents and their little ones on the way! 

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