On Friday, December 9, 2022, The Town Club of Mountain Lakes delivered over 600 donated gifts to 40 families of Saint Clare’s Health Prenatal Clinic. For the past 15 years, the Town Club of Mountain Lakes has partnered throughout the year with Saint Clare’s Prenatal Clinic for their “Adopt A Family” program for families in need.
The Town Club of Mountain Lakes members are matched with a registered family and receive their wish list. The families of the Prenatal Clinic complete a “wish list” form with their family’s information and desired gifts. The gifts range from toys to clothing and essentials for children and parents.
“This is so special. It is my favorite time of the year as it brings joy, as well as much needed items, to so many families in the community,” Erika Naranjo, Prenatal Clinic Manager, Saint Clare’s Health.
Saint Clare’s Health Prenatal Clinic, located at the Sister Catherine Health Center at Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital, is offered to local communities with the goal of providing support and medical care to pregnant patients, new mothers and babies. They provide 24/7 OB services with 3,500 visits and deliver about 270 babies per year, including high-risk OB clinics, social service and nutritional services.
“Our patients feel like this is home,” Sandra Garay, Medical Social Worker, Saint Clare’s Health. “This is great for our patients at Saint Clare’s because they know we care about them and their community cares about them, too.”
The moving truck company, George’s Moving, also donated their time and resources for the delivery of the donated gifts, which required two moving trucks. This was their first year volunteering towards the “Adopt A Family” program.
“For us, this is the true meaning of Christmas,” Lorena Levy, Town Club of Mountain Lakes Board Leader. “I’ve been coordinating this program for six years. It is a pleasure to be able to help as a community. We are such a fortunate community and makes us so lucky to support the families of Saint Clare’s Prenatal Clinic.”
This program is a gift that keeps on giving. Gift cards, diapers, wipes, and other essentials are also donated by The Town Club of Mountain Lakes and distributed by the Prenatal Clinic to families in need throughout the year.
For more information on Saint Clare’s Prenatal Clinic, visit www.saintclares.com/services/prenatal-clinic-at-dover/
About Saint Clare’s Health
Saint Clare’s Health, a member of Prime Healthcare, is an award-winning provider of compassionate care delivered with the latest technology, serving the communities of Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties. Its network of hospitals and healthcare facilities, include Denville Hospital, Dover Hospital, Behavioral Health Centers in Boonton, Denville, and Parsippany, and an Imaging Center in Parsippany, among other satellite locations.