HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – Booth Goodwin is partnering with Lily’s Place to do a new fundraising campaign known as the “Birthday Box Challenge.”
Similar to other internet challenges, if you have a birthday coming up a person can ask for donations to be made to Lily’s Place in your honor. When that happens, a birthday box is sent to the person filled with a Lily’s Place mug, birthday banner, a card, and party favors.
Lily’s Place provides medical care to babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrom. Care for one baby is approximately $600 per day.
Director of Development, Olivia Meade, explains how important funding is to their facility.
“All of our services are free of charge to families, and babies never age out of services. So, if they’re four years old they can continue to come back to our follow up clinic. The families can continue peer recovery coaching,” Meade said. “So, it’s really important for us to continue those services and without the community’s support operationally there would be no way we could make that happen.”
Goodwin said the idea to help Lily’s Place comes from using his own birthday as a way to raise money for the facility.
For more information on the Birthday Box Challenge click here.