There’s a community baby drive under way in northeast Wichita. The First Annual Baby Drive and Community Baby Shower is collecting items through Oct. 6.

Donations are being sought for diapers, wipes, bibs, pacifiers, onesies and new or lightly used clothing. Monetary donations will be used to purchase those items as well.

Drop-off locations include: Lash Lounge, 3934 E. 13th St.; R Coffeehouse, 1144 N. Bitting Ave.; Southeast Carryout, 1512 S. Oliver; and United Vybez, 2003 E Central.

All donations will be distributed at the community baby shower on Oct. 13, location to be announced.

The drive is presented by Trupoetry, Witt, First Round Entertainment.

To donate or get more info, contact Ashia at 316-730-0668 or Blk Sol at 227-7414.

BABY’S FIRST YEAR – Community Birthday Party

The Sisters and Brothers for healthy infants will present “Celebrate 366” from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2018. The event will be held at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 1525 N. Lorraine.

In Sedgwick County, African American babies are THREE times more likely than White babies to die before they reach the age of one.

This day will be filled with fun and empowerment as we honor parents and celebrate the babies who made it to their 366th day. There will be FREE lunch, gift cards, baskets, health information, and resources for your family with the chance to win a tablet and giveaways. For more information contact Tayita Abudu at 316 293-1868 or

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