Eastern Michigan University to host Holiday Baby Shower event benefiting the Corner Health Center

Corner Health Center baby supplies.

YPSILANTI – On Wednesday, December 4, students from the Eastern Michigan University School of Nursing will host a Holiday Baby Shower event to benefit the Corner Health Center, a health center in Ypsilanti that provides health care, mental health and supportive services for young people all across Southeast Michigan ages 12-25. The Holiday Baby Shower will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in EMU’s Marshall Building atrium, located at 801 W Circle Dr. in Ypsilanti.

During the event, guests are invited to bring new baby items or monetary donations. The donations will be given to the Corner Health Center store to benefit its patients. Items that the Corner Health Center store needs include infant clothing, sleep sacks, swaddle blankets, winter coats, board books, infant carriers, diaper bags, baby bottles, pacifiers, rattles/toys, baby hygiene products, and more.

In addition to dropping off donations, the Corner Health Center volunteer doulas, Katie Bolling and Allie Giniel, will be on-site for the day to provide snacks and informational materials about the center, as well as to answer any questions guests might have.

Those that want to donate but are unable to attend the baby shower can purchase products or donate to a diaper fund on the Corner Health Center Amazon baby registry.

The Corner Health Center offers a full range of health caremental health, and supportive services for young people as they transition to adulthood. Corner staff—including physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, nutritionists, and health educators—are well versed in young people's unique needs. They provide services to young people regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay for care.

The Corner Health Center goals for young people are to:

  • Increase their access to health care.
  • Reduce risk-taking.
  • Understand the long-range implications of their health behaviors.
  • encourage and develop participation in and responsibility for their own health and well-being. 

For more information on the Corner Health Center, please visit the health center website. For questions about the event, contact Katie Bolling at kbollin3@emich.edu or Allie Giniel at aginiel@emich.edu

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves nearly 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

November 20, 2019

Written by:
Morgan Mark

Morgan Mark