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#Giving Tuesday is a day that unites us in our care for others, offering many opportunities to turn generosity into real change and benefit. Join us this Giving Tuesday, November 30, in support of Maternal & Child Health at Washington Hospital. Every dollar you give helps provide quality care for mothers and babies, education for new parents and assistance for families in crisis. Together, we’re supporting healthier mothers and stronger communities.

Every dollar counts! Your gift will go further this Giving Tuesday thanks to a generous matching gift from Dr. Gene and Barbara Barrie, up to $10,000. Let's get in the giving spirit!

Your Impact:

Give what you can this Giving Tuesday and show your support for healthier moms, stronger babies and happier families. Here’s what your donations make possible:

Sponsor Birthing Education Programs: Childbirth education programs are proven effective in improving the health and well-being of expecting mothers and babies. Washington Hospital’s childbirth education classes help patients connect with other expecting mothers and learn all about pregnancy, labor, proper infant care and more. Your support will ensure that all families have access to childbirth education needed for a positive and healthy birthing experience.

diapersSupport New Parents in Need: Raising a family or caring for a new baby can be a challenge for low-income or homeless families, especially when there is little or no support from family and friends. We provide assistance during the critical time of pregnancy and the baby’s first few months with a range of supplies, including diapers, baby wipes, formula, clothes and even infant car seats to help these families and their newborns stay healthy and build resiliency.

Support Maternal Mental Health: Up to 1 in 5 women struggle with maternal mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, yet only 15% of women suffering receive professional help. These disorders can have devastating consequences for the mother, baby and family. Through the Maternal & Child Health Fund, Washington Hospital organizes community advocacy events and provides families with the support and culturally-appropriate resources they need to heal.

Give Hope to Grieving Families: No matter the circumstance, pregnancy loss is devastating for any family. To help ease the stress of this difficult time, Washington Hospital provides financial support and resources to bereaved families for burial costs to help them honor the memory of their child and promote emotional healing.

How You Can Participate!

  1. Mark your Calendar - November 30th, 2021
  2. Give – On November 30th, Donate Online or through Facebook, call (510.818.7350) or mail a check (payable to Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation 2000 Mowry Ave., Fremont, CA 94538).
  3. Create Your Own Facebook Fundraiser – Encourage your friends and family to join you in making a real impact on November 30th by creating a Facebook Fundraiser in honor of Washington Hospital Healthcare System and sharing what Washington Hospital means to you.

The following steps will help to set up a Facebook fundraiser for Giving Tuesday:

Step One: Select Fundraiser from the left menu on Facebook

Step Two: Click "Select Non-Profit"

Step Three: Search for "Washington Hospital Healthcare System"

Step Four: Edit the Amount, Time and Information for why you are fundraising. You can include the following messaging: Join me in supporting Maternal & Child Health at Washington Hospital! Together, we can help provide quality and accessible care for mothers, babies and families in our community!