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Sanpete Food Pantry

The Sanpete Pantry needs volunteers Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Family, church and Scout groups can call to arrange a time to volunteer.

The Sanpete Pantry is located at 1080 S. Blackhawk Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant and is open to the public for donations from 10-5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday.

Cash donations can be made online at sanpetepantry.com.

Post expires at 3:12pm on Monday December 31st, 2018

Click for Babies fundraiser

CLICK for Babies:
Period of PURPLE Crying Caps Campaign
CLICK for Babies is a grassroots public education campaign organized by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) in partnership with hospitals, public health, and child abuse prevention groups to create awareness of the leading trigger for infant abuse, frustration with infant crying.

During the campaign, communities all across North America donate handmade caps stitched in all shades of purple. Along with these caps, new parents receive a video, booklet, and bedside information describing the Period of PURPLE Crying (a period of time when infant crying increases; beginning when babies are about two weeks old, peaking in the second month and ending around the third to fifth month).

The collaboration and coordination it takes to make the caps, distribute them to hospitals, and deliver them to parents provides a fantastic opportunity to bring the whole community together in an effort to raise awareness about this important issue.

What’s in a Name – Why “CLICK” for Babies?
The name comes from the well known “clicking” sound that knitters and crafters make with their needles as they create their works of art. Also, much of the campaign’s excitement and awareness is generated through social media when people “click” the keys on their computers to gain and share information.

THE GOAL
The goal of the CLICK for Babies campaign is to increase awareness and educate others about the Period of PURPLE Crying that all infants go through, how to respond to prolonged crying, and the importance of never shaking your child – all in an effort to prevent the shaking and abuse of infants.

Go to Clickforbabies.org

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Child Abuse Prevention

To report Child Abuse call the Utah Child Protective Services (CPS) at 1-855-323-3237.

You will need information including the child’s name, address, location, who the child’s siblings and parents are, and what your suspicion is. If there is immediate danger call your local law enforcement immediately.

You do have the option to report anonymously.

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NAMI Sanpete County free family support group

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Sanpete County offers a free family support group. Family support groups are an important free resource for families who have a loved one with a mental illness.

Monthly meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the South Sanpete School District office, 39 South Main St., Manti

If you have questions about NAMI Sanpete County, please call 435-851-0220.

Post expires at 3:17pm on Tuesday December 31st, 2019

NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connections is a recovery support group for people living with mental illness, in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.

Monthly meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 125 South State Street in Mt. Pleasant. For information on the Connections recovery group, please call 435-660-6055.

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