The Meadow Rose Family Help Center Society is is great need of baby supplies like formula and diapers. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Service still available, but baby donations greatly needed at Meadow Rose Society in Chilliwack

The charity has shut its doors due to COVID-19 which has made it difficult for them to help families

A local charity that supports some of Chilliwack’s youngest families has put a call out for help.

The Meadow Rose Family Help Center Society, which offers baby items like diapers and formula to families in need, closed its doors on March 19 until further notice amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are acutely aware that demand for help with basic baby necessities like diapers and formula is ever increasing and the community needs our help more than ever,” reads the society’s announcement on Facebook.

Meadow Rose is still able to assist clients, but now it’s on a case-by-case emergency basis. Since the doors of their Spadina Avenue office are closed, they will be getting essentials to their clients a different way.

They have switched to arranging non-contact drop-off or pickup of essential items only: formula, baby food and diapers.

People are being asked to contact them via Facebook Messenger to arrange service.

“This will only be possible as long as we have supplies. As of today (March 19), we are very low on these essential items.”

Here’s how you can help:

• Make a donation of formula, baby food or diapers by contacting them on Facebook Messenger to arrange non-contact pickup or drop-off

• Donate online at canadahelps.org/en/dn/14155

“We want to thank everyone in the community for continuing to support us, and for coming together to ensure that everyone, including our youngest and most vulnerable, has what they need to get through this difficult time.”

For more, go to meadowrosesociety.com.

RELATED: Huge success for The Chilliwack Progress’s baby formula drive


 

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