Sorority supports Stork’s Nest program

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Since 1972, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, in collaboration with the March of Dimes, has offered its Stork’s Nest Program to expectant mothers and their families. The Stork’s Nest is a free incentive program that is designed to encourage women to receive prenatal care.

Due to the high priority placed on women’s health and prenatal care, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s Mu Pi Zeta Chapter of Beaufort boasts four Stork’s Nest facilities — Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaufort; Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Port Royal Medical and Chelsea Medical Clinic; and Queen Chapel AME Church on Hilton Head Island — to  encourage regular prenatal screenings and check-ups. Expectant mothers are able to redeem points earned for various baby care items such as diapers, wipes, lotions, and clothing just by having their prenatal check-ups. These Stork’s Nests are maintained through various donations from local organizations.

As an effort to maintain Stork’s Nests and women’s health and prenatal care, the sorority is soliciting the community’s help. They are currently promoting a fundraiser called “A Blue and White Christmas” which is scheduled for Saturday, December 14 at Penn Center’s Darrah Hall from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $20. In addition, the group is asking for donations of baby items that will be used to replenish the Stork’s Nest locations. To purchase a ticket or make a donation, please contact mupizeta@gmail.com.