“This grant will allow us to support the work of our partner, the Suffolk County Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative, which serves communities in need,” said Marie Chandick, SICD Program Director.
“Suffolk County Maternal and Infant Community Health Colaborative (MICHC) educates pregnant women and new mothers about infant health, safety and safe sleep practices in six high risk communities and now can provide a Pack ‘n Play® for those babies who do not have a crib. The SICD Resource Center provides professional training and educational materials and the SIDS Association of NY will match the grant funds.”
Cribs for Kids®, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is an infant safe-sleep education program that helps to reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments. In addition to safety approved cribs, more than 400 Cribs for Kids® partners throughout the country provide educational materials regarding ‘safe sleeping’ for infants as well as other safety tips to protect babies from sleep-related deaths, including asphyxia, suffocation and SIDS. For more information visit www.cribsforkids.org.
The grant is named in honor of Joseph A. Hardy, Sr., who founded of 84Lumber Company in 1956. In 1992 Maggie Hardy Magerko, daughter of Jo Hardy, was appointed President of 84 Lumber Company, which reached record setting sales and net profit not long after assuming the role. 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held building materials and services supplier to professional contractors and build-it-yourselfers. The company owns and operates more than 250 stores, component plants, door shops, installation centers and engineered wood product shops in 30 states.