“Baby Palooza” helps families in need in Eau Claire

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – Friday morning, families in need got baby items they wouldn’t otherwise have.

About 50 families lined up outside the Salvation Army for more than an hour Friday morning, waiting for the doors to “Baby Palooza” to open.

Shauna Hanson, director of operations for “Helping Hands for Our Children in the Chippewa Valley” said for the last six years, they’ve been making sure parents have everything their kids need, all from donations.

“It eases their mind so much when they don’t have to worry about, you know, if their baby has clothes or if their little boy has pants to wear to school. I’ll tell you, nothing makes your heart feel better than doing something good for a child,” Hanson said.

Hanson stressed the need for people to donate. She said if you don’t want or need something, they’ll find a family who does. She said they had nearly three truckloads of donated goods being handed out today filling 10 large tables that, by the end of the event, were nearly empty.

Women Infant and Children of Eau Claire was also at the event. You can find out more on that program here. 

Abbie Knepper

Abbie Knepper

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