The St. Jean Baptiste Committee is working on a new initiative to provide clean delivery birth kits and newborn kits to women in Haiti. A key element lacking in the birthing process for the women of Haiti is a clean, safe delivery. In addition to the clean delivery birth kits, the committee will be putting together newborn kits too. The collection will run from May 8-May 29. Requested items for the newborn kits include: diaper pins, newborn cloth diapers, bars of soap, diaper covers, newborn snap t-shirts, and swaddling blankets. Individual items may be dropped off in designated baskets at Mass, at the parish center or shipped to the Parish Center, Attn: Social Justice. Our Community Wish List has been updated if you prefer to shop online. The committee is also accepting donations to purchase items. It costs approximately $15 for a newborn kit and $25 for a clean delivery kit (wrapped antibacterial bar of soap; surgical sterile gloves; sterile alcohol wipes; absorbent underpad; scalpel #10; sterile gauze pad; umbilical cord clamp; 2 gallon Ziploc bags; women’s underwear; kotex pads; and large trash bag). Checks should be payable to Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Haiti Relief in the memo. You may pay online by selecting St. Jean Baptiste General Fund.