Tricounty News

United Way baby shower June 21

United Way of Central Minnesota is hosting a community-wide baby shower. Donations will be given to New Beginnings, Anna Marie's Alliance and LSS Crisis Nursery.

Tuesday, June 21, the longest day of the year and first day of summer, has been chosen for the event. It is from 1 to 7 p.m. in the New Beginnings Parking Lot (for drive-thru drop off). Location is 40 25th Ave. North, St. Cloud MN 56303.

The items neaded are larger-sized diapers, formula and baby food.

The monthly expense for diapers is about $80 for each child. For a mother at New Beginnings that is 20 percent of her monthly income on diapers alone.

United Way is asking companies, organizations and individuals to run baby drives during June and deliver them during the baby shower.

For more information, visit www.unitedwayhelps.org, or call Mary at (320) 223-7991.