Partner Testimonials


…”I had a client come in yesterday, who had received a crib one month ago, before her infant was born. (As previously mentioned, our Greene County office provides Cribs for Kids pack-n-plays in a partnership with Safe Kids of Greene County.) After watching the video, she became distraught, because she is living with her grandparents and she emphatically stated that she had “no authority in this house as a guest and her entire family would be smoking in the home near her child”.  She was truly concerned about the risk of SIDS under her current living conditions. We discussed alternative options, such as closing off just her room and ventilating this area for her child’s safety. Well, she returned yesterday, just before your email, with a great big smile….her entire family nowonly smokes outside, and her baby will only sleep in the pack-n-play! Apparently, she was able to share the education that she received with her family members and they cared enough to change. We both attributed this successful change to your program and the education that you provide for clients. She is now a very happy, relaxed, and overjoyed momma. One child will definitely be much safer and healthier because of the services that we both provide.

Sincerely,

Liz
Elizabeth Smith, MA, LPC
Director, Washington & Greene Counties
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh
Greene County Office   /  Washington County Office

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“Judy – THANK YOU for your incredible support on this project!  Barb is a joy to work with.  It is so easy to promote and grow a project when you believe in the good work that the founders like you have done and you can see the difference it will make in our community. ”

Melissa Krall, LSW
Director of Community Outreach, REMSA
Coordinator, Safe Kids Washoe County

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I first met Judy Bannon in 2003 when she gave a Grand Rounds  at York Hospital in Pennsylvania.  Her  lecture was simply incredible.  Her  passion about infant sleep safety led our department of pediatrics to look into  starting a Cribs for Kids chapter in York.   Judy and her staff made themselves available to assist us with each step  of the way in starting up our chapter.
Having never run a charity or so much as written a funding grant, I  needed all the help I could get.  Judy supplied  us with all the forms we would need to get started.  She even provided us with a sample grant that  was invaluable in getting us our first $3000 to purchase Pack ‘N Plays.

Her staff is amazing as well.  The delivery of materials is smooth and reliable.  Judy has been very flexible in helping us  maintain our 501c3 status.  I just can’t  say enough great things about this organization!  And it amazes me to see how it has grown into
the premier organization for providing Pack ‘N Plays for families in need  across the country.  Here alone in York  we have helped over 1500 families in the past 7 years.  Nationally, I believe the number is over a  million.  That’s an awful lot of families sleeping easier, knowing that their babies have a safe place to sleep.  So why don’t you join us?  With over 4500 sudden and unexpected infant  deaths still occurring in the US every year, the need is out there.  You can be part of the solution!

Sincerely,

Michael H. Goodstein, MD,  FAAP
Attending Neonatologist
Clinical Assistant Professor
of Pediatrics (Penn State U.)
Director, York County Cribs  for Kids® Program
York Hospital
Office of Newborn Medicine
1001 S. George St., York, PA 17405
717-851-3452
mgoodstein@wellspan.org

 

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