Gabriel Project opening of Logan County site

Staff Report

LOGAN, W.Va. — The Gabriel Project of West Virginia is announcing the Grand Opening of a client services site at Nighbert Memorial United Methodist to serve needy families. The Grand Opening will take place Thursday, September 22th at 1:30pm. Nighbert Memorial United Methodist is located at 302 Cole Street, Logan.

The Gabriel Project provides immediate and practical support to pregnant women and families with infants and young children under the age of two years. The Logan County Project offers diapers, formula, clothes, baby wipes and other infant necessities at no cost to the client based on item availability. Cribs and car seats may also be distributed in the future to needy clients for a small fee. The Logan County Project also provides emotional support, answers questions about baby care, and makes referrals to other organizations and government agencies. The site is staffed entirely by local volunteers.

The Gabriel Project of West Virginia is a non-denominational nonprofit organization serving West Virginia families in 28 counties throughout the state. Unlike other women and children service organizations, Gabriel Project does not impose financial restrictions or eligibility criteria on clients. Our services are also provided without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin. Gabriel Project serves homeless women, families without jobs or low income jobs, women and children who are victims of domestic violence and countless others. Although Gabriel Project primarily serves mothers and mothers-to-be, we also assist fathers and grandparents caring for their child or grandchild.

“Our services are not limited to Logan County residents,” says Metro Valley Chapter Coordinator Regina Barido. “In fact, we welcome mothers and families in need from throughout the surrounding counties.”

“We also welcome donations of money and baby items to help us serve more families,” Barido added. “Donations may be brought to the site during our business hours.”

The Logan County Gabriel Project is open every last Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on Gabriel Project services, call Nighbert Memorial Methodist Church at 304-752-7931 or the Metro Valley Gabriel Project at 304-414-4666.

Baby Items Needed: (tax deductible receipts given upon request)

  • Diapers (all sizes; partial bags of unused diapers welcomed)
  • Baby wipes
  • Formula/canned baby food/unopened baby cereal; new baby bottles
  • Pack-n-play; pack-n-play sheets (new or gently used)
  • High chair (with restraint system; new or gently used)
  • Strollers (new or used)
  • New cribs (must meet current federal safety standards)
  • New crib mattresses and new or gently used crib sheets
  • New car seats (infant and convertible only, please; must meet current federal safety standards)
  • Clothes, sizes newborn – 2T (new or gently used)
  • Receiving blankets
  • Unopened hygiene products, i.e. – diaper rash ointment, baby shampoo/body wash
  • Maternity clothes (all sizes, new or gently used)

Monetary Donations: (tax deductible receipts given upon request)

  • $500 Meets the essential needs of a newborn (new crib, mattress, car seat, high chair,blankets, diapers and clothing
  • $275 Provides an infant crib, mattress & car seat
  • $200 Provides an infant crib & mattress
  • $100 Provides a month’s supply of infant diapers
  • $75 Provides a car seat to keep a child safe while traveling

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