"Opioid Crisis: Bee the Change for Babies"

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Keeping in line with the President’s Special Project, the Director of Junior Clubs is focusing on the children that have been affected by the opioid crisis. 

Fusing the President’s theme and that of the Junior’s Special Program: Advocates for Children, our Director of Junior Clubs would like to help the babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Our goal, for the next two years, is to raise money and/or provide items to the local centers.


Lily's Place is a non-profit in Huntington, West Virginia which provides these services. Lilly's Places helps babies from all over our state.  They have provides a list of critical need items which include:

• Trash bags (unscented)

• Toilet bowl cleaner

• Paper towels (rolls)

• Johnson disposable washcloths

• Baby wipes

• Gloves - XCEED Microflex, non-latex, powder-free Nitrile exam gloves, size M

• Swiffer wet & dry cloths

• Disinfecting wipes

• Baby Dreft

• Disinfecting spray

• Newborn to size 6 Diapers

• Woombie (or similar brand) swaddles sizes: 0-3m and 3-6m

• Memory book - Baby's 1st Year

• Baby hairbrush

• Baby nail clippers

• Infant sensory toys

• Newborn-infant pacifiers (new)


The Women and Children's Hospital, Cabel Huntington Hospital, and WVU Children's Hospital also help with the infants in their NICU units. If you know of any other facilities offering these services to babies with NAS and their specific needs, please reach out to GFWC West Virginia Director of Junior Clubs, Dusty Smith at dusty.j.smith@gmail.com