SPECIAL BABY SHOWER TO HELP LOCAL FAMILIES IN NEED
October 11, 2018 4:00 pm
October 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Corpus Christi radio personality CoCo from K99 Country is going to be a mom of twins — a boy and a girl, already named Levi and Grace — and La Palmera is hosting a special baby shower in her honor to assist families in need.
CoCo’s Community Cradle baby shower will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, from 4–7 p.m. in Center Court complete with games and activities, prizes, music, photo ops, refreshments and more (while supplies last). The shower is free and open to the public.
The event honors CoCo, but the real beneficiary will be families needing help in the Coastal Bend community. Guests may bring a gift for CoCo if they choose, but all are encouraged to bring a “shower gift” to benefit homeless families and others in need through the Rainbow House and Corpus Christi Metro Ministries. The Rainbow House gift list is very simple: diapers, all sizes, including pull-ups, baby wipes, or cash donations, which are always welcome. Each year, Rainbow House provides essential baby items and more to mothers in residence there, as well as to homeless, poor and working poor in the community, making it one of the largest out of pocket expense facing the organization.
A long-time advocate for Metro Ministries and Rainbow House, CoCo has openly talked about her health struggles with earlier pregnancies, often referring to her current pregnancy as a miracle and her twins-to-be as her “rainbow babies.”
“I have a very personal connection to Metro Ministries and the wonderful work they do in our community,” said CoCo. “Rainbow House in particular is special because it gives homeless families a place to land while they receive support and assistance. As a mom-to-be, and so lucky to be one, I think about my little miracle ‘rainbow babies’ and cannot imagine the daily struggles some families face. I just want to encourage everyone to join with me in doing what they can to make a difference in the lives of these moms and their precious children.”
“We are so blessed to know CoCo and her passion for changing the mindset of what homelessness really looks like in the Coastal Bend,” said Patty Clark, Metro Ministries CEO and executive director. “It’s ambassadors like her that bring attention to Metro Ministries and what we do to provide people with the tools they need to move into sustainable living. The average age of the homeless child we served last year was 7 years old, which is why it’s vital that we take a holistic approach to providing mom with not only food and shelter, but also the case management she needs to get back on her feet.
“We want to thank everyone in advance from the bottom of our hearts for their support of our dear CoCo and the countless mothers and children that will benefit from this baby shower.”
For more information on Corpus Christi Metro Ministries and Rainbow House, go online to ccmetro.org or call (361) 887-0151. For more information on La Palmera and CoCo’s Community Cradle, call (361) 991-3755, go to lapalmera.com, or follow us on Facebook.