Adams proclaims May “Safe Sleep Month”
by Jess Berry
May 14, 2014 | 356 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams with one-year-old Isabella Rendon, her mother Evelyn Rendon, DOHMH Assistant Commissioner Dr. Aletha Maybank and Joe Shamie, president of Delta Children.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams with one-year-old Isabella Rendon, her mother Evelyn Rendon, DOHMH Assistant Commissioner Dr. Aletha Maybank and Joe Shamie, president of Delta Children.
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Last Thursday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams proclaimed the month of May 2014 to be “Safe Sleep Month,” in order to educate parents on the proper care of their newborns.

Adams hopes that he can also raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which many believe can be caused by a baby’s sleeping habits.

In partnership with Delta Children, Adams also announced that he would be handing out 400 free cribs and play yards to families in need.

The families were chosen through local community boards, churches and non-profit organizations. The recipients include victims of domestic violence, homeless families, victims of fires, families of returning veterans who are in need, young single moms, families with a child who has a disability, and low-income and unemployed families.

"We want to educate parents on simple items that can potentially harm their child, and that a safe clean crib leads to a safe household and a clean pathway to raising a healthy child,” Adams said. “We are the face of individuals in order to have a safe place to sleep, and one of our goals is to ensure that Brooklyn is a place that educates and empowers parents and families.”

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