By Tonce Jackson, MPH, RDN, CLE
Thank you all for joining us at our 4th Annual CinnaMoms event! In partnership with the YMCA and Black Infant Health, this was our best event to date! The moms were transformed, the men and dads were engaged and shared generational nuggets, and the community partners were mighty and unique. BabyWearingLA issued 50 baby carriers!
The CinnaTeam was well coordinated in purple, engaged, and active in their sections – Kids corner with Zina, Photos with Belen, Veronica and Ericka, Painting with Willie and Kim, Red Table Talk with Bethany, Sarah, Daynisha, Rhonda (aka Hostess), and Rodasha, Outreach and Welcome area with Jackie and Karen, Nursing bra, diapers and Recipe Table (25 total) with Rebecca and Danille, Food Service and Bakery with Morgan, Cheryl, Valerie and Meal Delivery with Angela, Allison, Susan, Ilanna, Judy, Sagrario, Carolyn and many more…
Special shout-out to Daynisha for her transparency and encouragement in the spoken word segment. Also, special thanks to Bethany for sharing her contact Eliza, who shared her poem “Liquid Gold.” Thank you to Cheryl and Rhonda, who donated “Paint Night” tickets to our mentor Kim Durdin!
Sharen, Allison, and Angela had a successful survey section and received great feedback from our families.
Our event could not be successful without the support of our Warehouse Department! The Warehouse team set-up and cleaned up with ease and a smile! Special thanks to our parking coordinators, Jesse C. and Jesse M. , who also participated in the Men and Dads area with Ruben and Mark.
Teamwork truly makes the dream and vision work!
Thank you to Kiran, Judy, Jennifer, Seniors, Area Managers, and Supervisors for supporting CinnaMoms and staff in this value-added service.
The event was such a success! It brought together 63 CinnaMoms, 10 CinnaDads, 20 community partners, lots of CinnaBabies, Karla (co-creator of CinnaMoms), and other guests from the community!