WELCOME BABY strives to strengthen families with young children, ages birth to 5 years, by providing accurate child development information and emotional and practical support. Current research confirms that supportive family life is the greatest factor for a child’s success in school.
The goal of Cribs for Kids Durham is to:
WELCOME BABY, a parenting support and education program of the Durham County Cooperative Extension has become a National Cribs for Kids® chapter. This self-sustaining non-profit program purchases and distributes new Pack-n-Play® porta-cribs at a discounted price for parents in need in the Durham community. Each family receives Cribs for Kids safe sleep training before receiving a crib. All cribs are purchased through private, tax-deductible donations from the community.
ensure a safe sleep environment for all newborns
reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
ensure that every parent has a crib that needs one
In order to be eligible, parents must receive a referral from an authorized healthcare provider or social worker. Children must be between the ages of 0-6 months. Cribs are distributed on a first come, first serve basis and is contingent on continued program funding.
Welcome Baby is a program of Durham County Cooperative Extension, supported by funds from Durham’s Partnership for Children, a Smart Start initiative, and
Durham County Government.
Cribs for Kids Durham fundraising efforts operate under the auspices of the
N.C. Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.