At this time, the annual Shower of Love event has been retired. However, we continue to accept individual donations and these are distributed to our nonprofit partners. At this time, cash or gift card donations are greatly appreciated and these allow us to purchase car seats and more costly items that ensure the safety and health of our babies. Our nonprofit partners include:
- LINC St. Charles County
- Nurses for Newborns
- Our Lady’s Inn
- Saint Louis Crisis Nursery
- ThriVe Express Women’s Healthcare
- Youth In Need
For a list of desired donations, visit our website at www.showeroflovestc.org. You can also shop our Amazon Wishlist or Target Registry and donations will be shipped directly to the Shower of Love office and distributed from there. We can also accept like-new or very gently used baby items, opened packages of diapers, and sample products. We CANNOT use cribs or used car seats.
Since 2006, the CCRB and local non-profit partners have joined forces each April to collect donations of baby formula, diapers, wipes, and baby care basics for babies and families in St. Charles County. Donations are distributed to our non-profit partners serving moms, caregivers, and babies. Shower of Love helps reduce the risk of child neglect and abuse, while easing financial strain for parents.
In the past, hundreds of volunteers and community partners came together annually to “shower” babies with love. Community partners hosted collection drives during April and the Shower culminated with a grocery store event at the end of April. All donations remain within the County, and 100% of donations go directly to families experiencing poverty, homelessness, or crisis.
With the generous support of our community, the Shower of Love has collected over $1,045,000 in baby items since 2006, supporting thousands of St. Charles County children and caregivers annually. The CCRB is proud to coordinate Shower of Love as part of a county-wide effort to prevent child abuse and neglect.