PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The School of Nursing at Colorado State University-Pueblo is hosting its 12th annual community baby shower. Over hundreds of families attend the event every year.
Tuesday, more than 20 organizations showed up, including the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Shandy Clinic.
The community baby shower offers families with newborn children up to five years of age an opportunity to access resources and supplies including free clothes and food.
In addition, the event helps families gain knowledge about health, growth, and development.
The event coordinator, Ruth Depalma said there's a need in the community for resources and supplies.
“We have had pregnant girls come and they don’t have a lot of resources, they don’t know where to go so they can find us here," said Ruth Depalma.
Community member, Ashleigh Hokins said she looks forward to coming to the baby shower every year.
"I always watch social media for it. I'm a foster adoptive mom and we have seven kids right now in our care it's always a great opportunity to find out about community resources and what's new in the community. They give away tons of goodies and prizes. It's just a really fun time," said Ashleigh Hokins.
To learn more about how to donate gently used items or supplies, contact the CSU-Pueblo Nursing Department at 719-549-2871.