Because of people like you, the Baby Closet Program and the Kody O’Bear Early Learning Program, has been able to help thousands of newborns and children. Below are a few kind words people have written to us.
“One of the most heart warming special things…”
“…we had the fortunate chance to get connected with your organization that helps newborns in need. The Care Bag we received was one of the most heart warming special things a person could have done for my son. We would like to thank you so much for what you provided to us.
Sincerely with Love,
Melissa & Patrick
“Caring and Giving to our Families in Need.”
Many of our moms and newborn babies have nothing at all at birth. Thank you for caring and giving to our families in need.
Madelyn Anderson, RN; Larry J. Hegland, MD
Beebe Medical Center
Your recent contributions of baby items for newborns in our shelter gives us the opportunity to generate the quality services that help our homeless families secure independent living resources.
Sally J. King
Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services
“… truly show your commitment to our shared mission of
“…the baskets you provide to our patients are loaded with essential supplies and truly show your commitment to our shared mission of postpartum healthcare.”
Barbara Richards, RN
Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association
“Thank you so much for the wonderful basket of gifts for
my baby girl.”
“Thank you so much for the wonderful basket of gifts for my baby girl. It meant so much to me to think of the time and care people took to put this together. And just in time for the birth of my daughter…Thanks Again and God Bless you Folks!”
“Your beautiful baskets containing quilts, teddy bears,
and vital baby supplies are a ray of sunshine”
We would like to sincerely thank you for the wonderful service your non-profit charity and its volunteers are providing to our Smart Start clients and their newborns in Sussex County.
As public nurses, we regularly witness how your “Care Bags” help at risk infants, whose families are struggling with financial and social challenges. Your beautiful baskets containing quilts, teddy bears, and vital baby supplies are a ray of sunshine for these families.
We applaud your tireless efforts to serve the tiniest members of the community and their families, and as public health professionals we can attest that your Care Basket Program is providing much needed help during a critical time in their young lives.
Barbara Clements, Lisa Rohlfing and Pamela Sorce
Division of Public Health – Georgetown, DE
“It puts me at ease to know that there are people out there
like you all.”
Thank you for the Care Bags. While we were in the hospital it was definitely put to good use. Thank you for caring so much. It puts me at ease to know that there are people out there like you all. It makes me more confident in raising a child in this world today. Your gift really meant a lot to use. Thank you again.
Kellie and Mason Eatow
“We are so grateful for what you have done for us and so many other families…”
On behalf of our new arrival to our family, we would like to tell you we are so grateful for what you have done for us and so many other families. We put everything in the Care Bag to use and without your help we would be still struggling to make it.
Cayleb, Tyler, Crystal and Chris
“I greatly appreciate the volunteers…”
My daughter and I received a Care Bag filled with well needed baby supplies. I greatly appreciate the volunteers who helped create a wonderful useful present.
The Young Family
“We cannot express our thanks to you and the organization for the help you gave us during such a difficult time”
We cannot express our thanks to you and the organization for the help you gave us during such a difficult time. The day our son was born we lost our home and everything to fire. Everything we had for our new son was lost and we could not afford to replace it. Thank God, we were directed to you and the wonderful baby items you gave us brought tears to our eyes. We will never forget what the Care Bag Program did for us and our son. This world would be such a better place with more people like yourselves.
Lisa, Jim and baby Jason
“Care Basket Program meets the needs of our moms and babies in
I would like to just take a moment and share with you one of our greatest resources in Southern Delaware. Kody’s Kids, Inc. is a non-profit organization that raises support for the disadvantaged families and their babies in Sussex County. The families are referred to the Care Bag Program through the hospitals, clinics, and various social services agencies throughout southern DE. Once the referral is received, the Care Bag Program will make up a basket with many newborn essential items such a diapers, wipes, receiving blankets, onesies, bathing items, bottles and sleepers. As you can imagine this is a nice surprise to the new mommy and the much needed items are quickly put to use. Kody’s Kids, Inc. operates strictly by donation so any support you can offer will certainly be put to good use.
I want to personally thank Kody’s Kids for meeting the needs of our moms and babies in Southern Delaware, and thank you community member for supporting this endeavor.
Resource Mothers Program, Children and Families First
“The Care Bags full of infant clothing, and supplies are a
welcome gift to low-income women who are unable to afford many
of these items.”
We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the services Kody’s Kids, Inc. provides to pregnant women who receive services through our Prenatal Program. The Care Bags full of infant clothing and supplies are a welcome gift to low-income women who are unable to afford many of these items.
As you know, the mission of La Red Health Center is to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate, high quality, cost-effective primary and preventative medical care to all residents of Sussex County who are uninsured, underinsured (those with high annual deductibles or catastrophic policy limits), or who face other barriers to medical care. Our overarching goal is to reduce the disparities often experienced by these vulnerable individuals.
La Red Health Center offers comprehensive medical services for the full life continuum either through direct care or referrals. La Red Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center and, as such, is the only community health center of its kind in Sussex County. Our close collaboration with numerous state and local partners facilitates health care access for the underserved through a coordinated delivery system.
Approximately two-thirds of the patients we serve live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. We applaud your compassion and efforts to improve the overall birth outcomes for our women through your continued donations of supplies and clothing.
Thank you again for your generous contributions to our center and in helping us in fulfilling our mission to the underserved.
Brian S. Olson
CEO, La Red Health Center
“The Kody O’Bear Early Learning Program made a big difference in my sons life.”
Being that I work two jobs I cannot always read to my son, who never really liked being read to. After your visit to his school, he now brings me books to read to him. It is amazing the difference in him. He is actually picking up words and able to read back to me some, which is wonderful. When I asked my son what made him change his mind about reading, he said, “Mr.Kody said we should be read to everyday and that’s what I want to do.” Thank you for everything you do!
My personal recommendation for the Kody O’Bear Early Learning Program.
I have found Kody and the Early Learning Team to be excellent and easy to work with. During the visits to the centers the team has brought many smiles to the children and staff, while sharing their lesson. The children had so much fun with the program that they often ask it they will return. I highly recommend the Kody O’Bear Early Learning Program for future assignments.
Selina Houston, Center Director, Telamon Corporation
Thank you Mr. Kody and Early Learning Team.
Thank you for your visit to St. john’s Preschool. The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and we applaud your efforts to encourage the love of reading in the hearts of children in our County.
Again, Thank you
Preschool Administrator, St. John’s Preschool