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Pregnant with Possibilities handing out items young families in Cleveland need but struggle to get

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Posted at 6:55 AM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 07:04:07-04

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — The coronavirus has made small chores complicated and put extra strain on families with newborn babies because running to the store can be dangerous for high-risk individuals.

On Tuesday, the nonprofit Pregnant with Possibilities is making it much easier and safer for those families to get what they need.

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Workers drop bags of diapers and other items into a car during a diaper drive.

"Everyone is in need," said one expecting mother as she picked up a package of diapers.

"We provide them with diapers, wipes, baby food, and formula," said Pregnant with Possibilities Executive Director Veranda Rodgers.

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Pregnant with Possibilities organizes donations to be given away to families in need.

Even before the coronavirus, many of those items can be expensive. During the outbreak, just going to the store can expose sensitive populations to the virus as well.

Pregnant with Possibilities packages the donations and hands them off to families in need in a way that keep everyone safe.

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Items that are normally easy to quickly pick up are now dangerous to buy because of the need to go into stores where a lot of people could be shopping.

"They just drive up, open the trunk and we put the items in their car for them," said Rodgers.

Tuesday, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., the nonprofit is hosting another drive, where they expect to serve another 75 families.

"After this coming Tuesday, we will have served 200 families with essential items," said Rodgers.

If you want to help, you can drop off donations at:
16004 Broadway Ave. Suite 203
Maple Heights, OH 44137

You can also donate online here.