Postpartum Support Charleston has partnered with Mount Pleasant restaurant Post House for a fundraiser supporting its new program, Beyond Delivery. Lasagna Night at Post House is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. A limited number of tickets are available for $100 each.
Enjoy an evening of lasagna, red wine and a silent auction in the heart of Mount Pleasant’s Old Village at 101 Pitt St. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.ppdsupport.org/lasagnanight.
Proceeds from the event benefit Beyond Delivery, an initiative that provides new moms in the Charleston area with basic necessities and support as they head home from the hospital with their infant. Beyond Delivery launched Oct. 1 in a pilot program with Summerville Medical Center. The first deliveries will be made Oct. 16.
Through the Beyond Delivery program, moms who are discharged from Summerville Medical Center can sign up to receive a homemade lasagna, an infant care package with diapers, wipes and diaper cream as well as materials about maternal mental health and resources provided by Postpartum Support Charleston. All moms in the Charleston Tri-County area are eligible for Beyond Delivery.
Each Lasagna Night at Post House ticket sponsors a lasagna and care package for five new moms.
“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Post House for this wonderful fundraiser,” said Elaine DeaKyne, executive director of Postpartum Support Charleston. “Reaching more moms and offering our support in the community is even more important as we continue to navigate the pandemic and the impact it has had on mothers. We are happy to be connected with the wonderful team at Post House who support our mission and understand how important it is to raise awareness for maternal mental health.”
An estimated 1 in 5 new moms will deal with a maternal mental illness. In the Charleston tri-county area, that means about 2,000 moms every year will suffer. Lack of basic infant necessities such as diapers and poor social support are risk factors to a new mom. Through this free community program Postpartum Support Charleston aims to alleviate some of these risk factors with care packages and its peer support services.
In 2022, Postpartum Support Charleston plans to expand Beyond Delivery to other hospitals in the Charleston region. New moms can learn more and register for the program at www.ppdsupport.org/beyond-delivery.
About Postpartum Support Charleston
Founded in 2000, Postpartum Support Charleston is a nonprofit organization that supports mothers across the Charleston tri-county area struggling with maternal mental illness such as postpartum depression and anxiety. Through our extensive moms-for-moms network, connection to diverse mental and physical health expertise and genuine empathy, Postpartum Support Charleston is uniquely positioned to help mothers move into motherhood. For more information, visit www.ppdsupport.org.
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