BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The 23ABC Bakersfield Baby Shower is underway for the second year in a row. This shower bringing hundreds of items to families, new mothers and babies in need right before the holidays.
Items donated today will go to benefit the Mission at Kern County and the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center. From there, organizers will distribute these items over the next several months.
"Getting these supplies out to our parents is just our number one priority," said Erin Rogers, Executive Director of the BPC. "We want to be there to support them as they are trying their very best to be great parents."
Ahead of the holidays, organizers are hoping they can bring items like diapers, baby wipes, car seats, strollers and more. They hope that by doing so, parents who are struggling can mark a few items off that shopping list.
Already since the kick-off of the event Thursday morning, a number of items have been donated, including some big-ticket items like strollers and car seats. Officer Robert Rodriguez of the Bakersfield California Highway Patrol said it's great to see the Bakersfield community come out, as they often do, to support those in need.
"I know with our toy driver they're always there for us," Rodriguez said.
To show his support, Rodriguez even donated a car seat to the baby shower.
"Car seat safety is huge with the highway patrol and it should be with every parent," he said. "So we want children to be as safe as possible while they're riding in vehicles."
There is still time to donate to the Bakersfield Baby Shower. The event runs until 7 p.m. Thursday at 321 21st Street.