The Box Project of the Coastal Bend

$14,075 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 20 months
Christina Hoover Bonner
for Women's and Men's Health Services of the Coastal Bend, inc
 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
The Box Project is WAMHS’ community health initiative to improve  health outcomes for mothers and babies, and the general health of men and women in South Texas. Initially funded by the Corpus Christi Community Foundation, the project relies on sponsorships, donations, and funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services to reduce maternal mortality. The Box Project is designed to assist women and men during the length of their reproductive years: 
• when they want to prevent or delay pregnancy because they are not ready to parent;
• when they want to have a child and plan to get pregnant; and
• during pregnancy.
By addressing the cycles as a continuum of care, the project establishes a long-term partnership between the patient and the clinic services. The project empowers patients to take charge of their health… 
1. by providing updated health information (through apps, texts, etc),
2. by providing face to face case management to assist/motivate them in accessing resources and adopting healthier behaviors, and
3. by providing boxes full of health tools and supplies specific to their current health needs 

The Baby Box:
There were 5000 live births in Nueces County last year. Over 2,200 women had positive pregnancy tests at WAMHS clinics last year! The first few months of pregnancy are critically important. By identifying almost half of the County’s pregnancies annually, WAMHS has an opportunity to help women instantly begin reducing risk behaviors to improve pregnancy outcomes: stopping drug and alcohol abuse; quitting smoking; controlling chronic health problems like diabetes; taking prenatal vitamins; accessing early prenatal care; addressing abuse/stress domestic violence problems. The distribution of pre-natal vitamins, OB/GYN Resource lists and case management to ensure access to care will improve healthy birth outcomes in South Texas. 
Towards the end of pregnancy, expectant moms receive The Baby Box containing clothes, blankets, health items, educational materials, and most importantly, a bed. Each Baby Box contains a mattress that safely serves as a bed for a newborn up to 8 months of age. It is believed that distribution of these boxes has helped Finland in achieving one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates. 
Other Health Boxes: Women's Wellness Box; Men's Wellness Box; Preconception Wellness Box; and a Healthy Pregnancy Box.   Each includes information, case management follow up and health tools to help patients achieve their health, fitness and family planning goals.
We are asking for support of The Box Project through donor sponsorships of one or more boxes. We appreciate your continued support of our services and our programs.  Your donation is tax deductible.

Baby Box Sponsorship $125(early pregnancy box, baby box and case management for one patient)
Health Box Sponsorship $45


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Thank you to all of our generous donors this year! We are so grateful for your continued support of WAMHS and The Box Project!!!
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Help us improve healthy birth outcomes and maternal health in South Texas. Last year there were close to 5000 births in Nueces County. 2200 unduplicated pregnancies were confirmed in WAMHS clinics last year....That's almost half! Early access to prenatal vitamins and resources for pregnant women is are necessary for a healthy mother and baby. Sponsor a box today!!!
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$14,075 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 20 months
Created December 21, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Women's and Men's Health Services of the Coastal Bend, inc
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Corpus Christi, TX
EIN: 741460204
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CM
$1,900
Crystal & Davie Massie
9 months ago

Donations from the Family & Friends of Crystal and David Massie in honor of their marriage.

DK
$200
Dorothy Kearney
14 months ago

Such a worthwhile project! So glad to help.

$250
Anonymous
15 months ago
CW
$100
Crystal Waldo
17 months ago

HBD-CHB

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