Catholic Daughters support Options for Women
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Margaret 1888 Eveleth sponsored its seventh annual Birthrite Baby Shower in Resurrection parish, Eveleth, and St. Joseph’s parish, Gilbert, during two weeks in January. Pastel paper ornaments shaped as baby items were displayed on a tree branch in the back of the church. Parishioners chose an ornament with a suggested item, purchased the item and returned the unwrapped item to the church. More than 165 items were donated, which included handmade afghans, disposable diapers, baby wipes, thermometers, baby clothing and more. The baby items were then donated to Options for Women-Iron Range with centers in Hibbing and Virginia. Options for Women volunteers distribute the items to needy families. Mothers receive a free layette for their expected baby. In order to receive additional baby items, they are required to earn points by participating in parenting education programs at the center or in the community. For further information about the Options for Women program, call Pam Karich, director, at (218) 262-5768.