Since 2018, infants to three-year-olds at Easterseals SoCal’s (ESSC) Child Development Centers in Ontario, CA have benefited from the Books and Blankets for Babies project.
Led by the local Epsilon Sigma chapter, Books and Blankets for Babies provides about 100 bags annually for ESSC’s two Child Development Centers in Ontario. The bags are filled with books, blankets, and parent pamphlets in English and Spanish, encouraging reading with babies and young children.
Since the program’s inception, honorary Epsilon Sigma member Kay Weis, age 104, has lovingly crocheted the soft, cuddly blankets. Through the generosity of Kay and the dedication of Epsilon Sigma members, the Books and Blankets for Babies Project continues to be a successful and appreciated project.
“The blankets are adorable and a big hit with our families,” said Jenny Ortiz, Site Administrator at the Valley View Child Development Center in Ontario. “Each year, the parents greatly appreciate the donations and love having a new book to read to their children.”
Thank you to the local Epsilon Sigma chapter for these donations, which will make a true impact on Easterseals’ children and their families.