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Good news from Children’s Hospital Oakland:
On Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, Children’s Hospital is offering free H1N1 flu vaccinations to all children and ADULTS (yes, adults are welcome, too) who come to the H1N1 vaccination clinic in the Outpatient Center . Everyone is welcome.
Children’s has about 2,500 doses of the vaccine available to help the community weather the pandemic.
The clinic will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (unless supplies are depleted earlier) in Children’s Outpatient Center, 744 52nd St., Oakland, CA 94609.
Please help spread the word: Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Outpatient Center . All welcome.
We have a fledgling fan page for the Nurture Center over on Facebook.
Join up, we’ll make it worth your while : )
San Fransisco bay area people, we set up a donation bin today in the Nurture Center store to collect diapers and wipes for a lovely organization called Help a Mother Out. See a link here for the donation stations.
Help A Mother Out (HAMO) was formed in the spring of 2009 in reaction to media reports about the economic crisis’s effect on young children, families, and mothers, in particular the growing numbers of homeless children and families in California. Reaching out to San Francisco Bay Area shelters, cofounders Lisa Truong and Rachel Fudge learned that the number-one need was not baby blankets, clothing, or even food but diapers—which are not covered under social-safety net programs like WIC or food stamps.
The donation bin is ready now at The Nurture Center, 3399 Mt Diablo blvd, Lafayette Ca 94549. weekday hours are 9:30-5:30, saturday 10-5 sunday 11-3.
The Nurture Center just launched their new website! Have a look at any of the links below – here is a sampling of some of the cool products they have to offer.
Arms Reach Cosleepers (practically a necessity!)
Tender Cargo, Inc. Acquires The Nurture Center
Lafayette, California – June 4, 2009 -
Tender Cargo, Inc. has acquired The Nurture Center brick & mortar store and NurtureCenter.com internet store.
The Nurture Center
The Nurture Center is a natural maternity, breastfeeding, and baby store located in Lafayette, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was founded in 2000 by two local moms, and has grown to include a nationally recognized e-commerce store and a resource center with classes and support groups for parents.
“We’re thrilled that The Nurture Center is now in the capable hands of Christine Alonso, president of Tender Cargo, Inc.” say The Nurture Center founders Meri Levy & Sherry Henderson. “We’re confident that she will continue to serve new and expecting parents with high quality products and resources for years to come.”
Tender Cargo, Inc.
Founded by a Berkeley work-at-home-mom, the online baby store TenderCargo.com rapidly expanded into warehouse space and worldwide shipping. Tender Cargo is a specialty store for natural baby products such as cloth diapers, slings and wooden toys. Owner Christine Alonso ran the business singlehandedly from its launch in 2006 and incorporated Tender Cargo in early 2009 in anticipation of the Nurture Center purchase.
“I am very impressed with how smoothly the ownership transition went – the staff and former owners have been wonderful to work with” says Christine. Both the websites TenderCargo.com and NurtureCenter.com are serving customers without any changes throughout this transitional time, and The Nurture Center store continues to operate with the same name, staff and location at 3399 Mt Diablo Blvd in Lafayette, CA. All classes and breastfeeding supports are being provided without interruption. A website redesign is underway for NurtureCenter.com and both sides of this new company stand to gain depth of offerings from each other with time. “I am committed to the Nurture Center, its employees and suppliers, and the support services we offer to the parenting community here in Lafayette, CA”
For more information, contact:
The Nurture Center
3399 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
If you’re like me and would appreciate a few free nights in a Chicago Sheraton Hotel executive-level room, and maybe go to the BlogHer conference this July, then check out this link for how to enter.
Hint: blogging it like this is part of entering:)
If you use Google Checkout to pay for your order, they give you $5 off.
Ends on Valentines Day at 4PM pacific time.
The link to Google Checkout is on the “view cart” page, below your list products. After shopping, click their “Google Checkout $5 off” image rather than using our standard “checkout” button. That redirects you to a Google login and checkout process where the discount is applied automatically if it’s your first time using them.
PS- some customers report trouble combining this with the free shipping over $100 offer – we will honor it, just call or email if it didn’t work automatically and we will refund any unwanted shipping charge.
HealthyToys.org is a Michigan nonprofit that tests toys for toxins beyond the legal limits. Their 2008 results just came out, having tested 1500 toys for lead, mercury, phalates, and other worrisome chemicals. You can read an overview here and you can browse or search the toys here. You can even search with your cell phone when you’re out, just text to 41411 “healthytoys [name of toy]” — for example “healthytoys Plan Toys” or “healthytoys Wii”.