During the month of January, the St. Paul Seniors will collect diapers for the Maternal Infant Health Outreach Workers (MIHOW) program at Henderson Settlement. In 1982, a Vanderbilt University program for child development in Appalachia expanded into the MIHOW program, which now serves families in the Appalachian area of five states. The program has served more than 12,000 families. Henderson Settlement operates one of two MIHOW programs in Kentucky. Frankie Blackburn, director of MIHOW at Henderson Settlement, works with expectant mothers in the areas of education and care of newborn babies and toddlers. Necessities (diapers, baby wipes, quilts, blankets, clothing, and formula) are provided for the mothers and babies. In the past, St. Paul members have contributed diapers as well as money to the program and we enjoy a good working relationship with Frankie.
In January St. Paul is working toward the goal of delivering a van load of diapers. Blue “Diaper Tubs” will be located at the Information Center and near the stairwell of the Gym. Please give generously since the need is great. Especially needed are sizes 3, 4, 5, 6, and Pull-ups. Sunday School classes and other groups are encouraged to support this project. If you prefer, you may contribute financially. Make the check out to St. Paul and mark MIHOW in the memo line.
Please call BJ or Ray Fore 502-458-2702 with questions.