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Community Baby Shower: More than a dozen organizations to participate in resource fair for new parents in Santa Barbara

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Grecia Chavez is an expectant mom. 

And she’s looking forward to the Community Baby Shower in Santa Barbara.

"As an expecting i’m just excited. I want children to be set up as far as education and have parents be financially in the right place for them," said Chavez.

That’s why she will also be serving at this resource fair as the economic empowerment coordinator of CommUnify.

"Through my personal Journey as far as mom being and attending a play and stay event … I thought it was a great program the economic empowerment to partner up with them," said Chavez.

By participating in the baby shower, Chavez hopes to give parents valuable financial tools for their kids’ futures.

"We have community partners that will be tabling with us with all sorts of health information and early literacy information and really anything you want to know to become a great parent," said children's librarian Holly Broman of the Santa Barbara Public Library.

This baby shower will include more than 20 local community partners.

Some of the organizations participating include: Cottage Hospital, PEP, Baby Sign Sessions, UCSB Child Studies, Children's Resources and Referral, International Cesarean Awareness Network, Villa Majella, Tinkle Belle Diaper Service, Santa Barbara Birth Center, Family Service Agency, Communify, Then Comes Baby, WIC, Kinder Music, Centerline, and Oaks Parent-Child Workshop.

"Parents need this for their everyday lives to be able to set up their future and the future and their homes," said Chavez.

Through these resources, organizers hope participants can learn how to support their baby's health, development and early literacy.

"There’s a lot of connections with other parents and other organizations that are there to help them," said Broman.

The Community Baby Shower will be held at the Santa Barbara Public Library on June 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Admission is free.

The Community Baby Shower will be held at the Santa Barbara Public Library on June 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Patricia Martellotti

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