Baby Goods Drive through March 18

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford is hosting the Second Annual Baby Goods Drive benefiting Crusader Clinic. This event helps to collect goods for infant care packages that are distributed by physicians to mothers on their first follow-up visit after the birth of their baby. The goal is to help provide new mothers at Crusader Clinic with basic items for infant care, while also creating an incentive to seek follow-up care for their newborn.

In 2005, Crusader Clinic physicians delivered 25 percent (903) of the infants born in Winnebago County.

Donations of baby goods will be accepted from March 2 until March 18. Specific items that are requested are blankets, onesies, socks, bottles, diapers, lotions, shampoo, diaper rash ointment and sleepers. Any other new baby goods are also welcome.

Items may be dropped off at the following sites:

University of Illinois College of Medicine Parkview Campus

University Women’s and Children’s Health Center

University Primary Care Clinic (Rockton and Mt. Morris locations)

Rockford YMCA

Enterprise Rental (Rockford, Belvidere and Loves Park locations)

Meg’s Daily Grind (Alpine location)

Alpine Bank at four locations:

Cherry Valley Office at CherryVale and Pawlisch Drives

Machesney Park Office at Harlem and North Second

Spring Creek Office at Spring Creek & Mulford

East State Office at East State and Perryville

For more information, contact Audrey Hall at or (815) 520-5765 or Jen Gushurst at or (630) 596-7277.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford has served the area since 1971 as a regional academic health science center.

From the March 7-13, 2007, issue

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