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Bakersfield Residents Join 23ABC for Bakersfield Baby Shower


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — From 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 23ABC is hosting the Bakersfield Baby Shower. Local organizations supporting new families including the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center, The Mission at Kern County and the Family Resource Center joined us at the station to collect donations of new and gently used clothing, toys and supplies for the infants and toddlers of Kern County. .

Becoming a parent is stressful enough, but some families really worry about how they’re going to get everything a baby needs. The Bakersfield Baby Shower is a way for the community to come together and make sure all of our children get the best we have to give.

“Just an opportunity to pay it forward and give it to the people who need it,” Bakersfield resident Nick Mendes said of his motivation to donate. “Having kids isn’t easy. I’m a relatively new parent, and knowing this is firsthand, it’s just an opportunity to help someone else.

The baby shower also caught the attention of some of Bakersfield’s top executives. California’s 34th District Assemblyman Vince Fong visited the station and spoke about the number of young families struggling in the current economic climate to give their children enough, even the bare necessities.

“There’s a huge need for diapers right now,” Fong said as she encouraged the community to come out and donate. “If you can, get out, grab as many diapers as you can, come here to the station and drop them off, because the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center and The Mission at Kern County do a wonderful job of supporting families or the community. .”

The Bakersfield Baby Shower takes place on Thursday, November 17 at the 23ABC studio located at 321 21st Street in Bakersfield.