Texas Children’s Hospital Spiritual Care Department is asking you, those you work with, and your faith community to consider participating in No Crib For A Bed, a program that helps provide safe-sleeping accommodations to children and families in need.
Due to limited resources, many families in the Greater Houston area are forced to co-sleep with their infants. Such sleeping accommodations pose serious risks of injury and possible death to a child. The Spiritual Care Department is trying to minimize such risks by facilitating the provision of new mobile cribs, such as Pack N Plays, and crib sheets to fit the pack and play, sleep sacks, or one piece sleepers to families in need. Along with the mobile cribs and other sleep aids, the department, through its No Crib For A Bed program, provides safe sleep information provided by our Childhood Injury Prevention Department.
Due to Hurricane Harvey, we have seen increasing numbers of families in need of a safe sleeping place, even a year later. Donations of the mobile cribs and sleep aids and/or money are facilitated through various employees, individuals, families, departments and faith communities throughout the area.
“We are asking you to help and to please discuss with your faith community or others you share a passion with about donating one or more new Pack N Plays,” said Chaplain James Denham. “Your help goes a long way in helping the families in our community and especially the youngest among us find protection and safety.”
For more information or if you have questions, please contact Chaplain James Denham, Chaplain Natalie Peters, or the Spiritual Care Department at ext. 4-7223.