weather icon Clear

$50K donation to help new moms, their babies in Nevada

An effort to help new mothers and their babies in Nevada has just received a financial boost.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield presented a $50,000 donation Friday to Baby’s Bounty, a nonprofit that helps at-risk families with young children in the Silver State. The donation is part of a partnership to make sure new mothers get essential baby items.

Baby’s Bounty’s programs include a diaper bank that was launched in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and so far has distributed more than 4 million diapers to moms in need.

Jocelyn McKinney, board president of Baby’s Bounty, said the money from Anthem Blue Cross will help the nonprofit’s programming grow.

“It will also help us innovate and figure out other ways to fill a need in the state,” she said.

As part of the partnership, Baby’s Bounty will supply diapers to be distributed through Anthem Wellness Centers in Las Vegas and Reno.

Contact Paul Pearson at ppearson@reviewjournal.com.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Can protecting your hearing reduce dementia risk?

While experts don’t fully understand the connection between hearing loss and dementia, there is a “clear association,” Dr. Dale Bredesen says.

Is intermittent fasting better than counting calories?

As weight-loss plans go, it’s easy to see the allure of intermittent fasting: Eat what you want, but only during certain windows of time.