Members in Action

March of Dimes Mom Care Bags

On behalf of the March of Dimes Mom Care Bag Program, The Woman’s Club of Smithfield donated 24 Mom Care Bags to Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, VA, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.  Each Mom Care Bag contained a total of 14 personal care items, a journal and pen, and herbal tea for the mother.  Also in each bag for their baby were 2 receiving blankets or a crib blanket, a newborn pajama, and a wet-diaper bag.  The Mom Care Bags will be handed out to each mother that delivers a premature or emergency birth baby to help pamper the mom during her hospital stay. Their baby can be wrapped up in love when ready to leave the hospital for home.


The Club members, Sharon Ewell, Peggy Christian, and Janice Dolensky were warmly greeted by the hospital volunteer staff.  The donated Mom Care Bags were accepted and greatly appreciated.  This was definitely a rewarding and good-feeling project. 

Mom Items contributed:   Cozy socks, Mani/Pedi kit, Body lotion, Brush & Comb, Shampoo, Deodorant, Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Chapstick, Purse tissues, Journal with pen, Herbal tea.

Baby Items donated: 2 Receiving blankets or 1 crib blanket, Newborn Pajama, Wet-diaper bag (for soiled items)