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Volume 1, Issue 2
Low Birth Weight Development Center
September 2007
Hole in One for LBWDC
1st Annual Golf tournament
What a Beautiful Day for Golfing! We
wish to thank all of our Sponsors,
Golfers and Volunteers for a fun and
successful event which raised over
$28,000 for a great cause.
Greater Irving - Las Colinas
Chamber of Commerce
Beverage Cart/Tee Sponsor
Don Jensen
Par Sponsor
Carter Financial Management
Title Sponsor
Frost Bank
Birdie Sponsor
I-Fratelli's Italian Restaurant,
Tee Sponsor
Catholic Foundation
Harry Weaver
Cart Sponsor
Tee Sponsor
Mayor Herbert Gears
Tee Sponsor (2 Holes)
Dale Walsh
Par Sponsor
Tee Sponsor
PGA Superstores
Rene' Designs
Tee/Golf Cart Sponsor
Design Electric
Tee Sponsor
Inside this issue:
Thank you
It is time to QUIT
For more photos from the event, go to our website:
New Faces
How to Help
Edie Hernandez-Putt
Child of Grace Foundation PsyD
Infant Mental Health Intern
News & Notes
The Child of Grace
Foundation is
underwriting our
infant mental
health PsyD intern
Presently we are
providing group
at the pregnant
women’s shelter
which is run by the
Missionaries of
Charity in Oak Cliff
Our center has had
no repeat preterm
deliveries from our
clients and these
mothers have had
full term babies
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It is time to QUIT!!!
The 2004 Surgeon General’s
women who smoke during
pregnancy increase the risk
of pregnancy complications, premature delivery,
low-birth-weight infants,
stillbirth, and sudden infant
(SIDS). The report revealed that up to 17.5% of
teenaged mothers smoked
during pregnancy and 18%
to 25% of all women quit
smoking once they become pregnant.
In an effort to educate
the community about the
dangers of smoking, reduce the number of
women who smoke while
pregnant, and improve
birth outcomes, the Low
Birth Weight Development
Center (LBWDC) has received a grant from the
March of Dimes agency.
The grant allows for the
creation and implementaLBWDC Smoking Cessation
tion of a smoking cessaProgram Logo
tion program in North
pregnant ents. We are informing community members through lowomen.
cal radio stations, which will
Currently, we are actively air a Public Service Announcerecruiting participants for ment (PSA) about the smoking
this important program. cessation program, as well as
This venture has become a through educational materials
community-wide effort as for our clients to study. We
area agencies such as Dal- are hopeful that community
las Healthy Start, St. Jo- leaders will join us in this enseph’s Family and Adoles- deavor.
cent Services, and Project
Gabriel Angel are invited
to refer prospective cli-
Lucy’s Corner
This summer we have
been busy. The garden produced cowpeas. The children
are talking; drawing
and moving, some
even moved on to
Head Start; thanks to
our diligent staff. The
best news of all is we
are now a state licensed
Thank you to all our
supporters and staff,
which made this effort successful.
What does this mean
for us in the future?
We can meet the
needs of more families in the Dallas
area. We will be on
the state web site
and the state of Texas
will now know about the
Low Birth Weight Development Center. We can
obtain referrals from
other agencies and hospitals. The center can
now grow under the
guidance of our licensing representation. It
will also mean that we Lucy Toye presents our Parcan collaborate with enting Certificate to recent
other centers to meet graduate Griselda Solozano.
the needs of many more
night care. They may
We can also work with have trainings for our
other licensed Day Care staff to attend. Our Board
programs, to meet the of Directors’ dream has
unmet needs of our come true, the Low Birth
families. The other day Weight Development Cencare centers may pro- ter is now part of the
vide services for older Texas family of licensed
children or weekend or day care programs.
New Faces
Volume 1, Issue 2
Trajea’ Sweat is from Irving, TX and graduated high
school in 2004. She decided to continue her education at
the University Of North Texas. Currently she is last semester of her bachelors’ degree in Early Childhood Education and Intervention.
She has 2 ½ years of previous childcare experience at
various childcare centers. Working with kiddos is one of
her passions, and as a result she has chosen to complete
her internship with the Low Birth Weight Center. She
states that she is looking forward to all the experiences
the center and the children have to offer.
News & Notes
Recently we have
received funding
from the Lightner
Sams Foundation
and City of Dallas
to help expand our
program services
Our March of Dimes
program is
providing a vital
link between the
Parkland NICU,
home, the LBW
Clinic and the
We are now a fully
licensed child care
LBWDC Intern
Traiea’ Sweat
Maria Rosa Delgado started working at the Low Birth
Weight Development Center in late June. She really enjoyed the challenge and has realized how wonderful it is
to work with children. She believes that we are their
hope and that we can truly make a difference in their
education and lives.
Toddler Care Giver
Maria Rosa Delgado
Presently she volunteers at Methodist Hospital, is on the
Support Team of Regional and Director of Initiation
Classes, and a member of the Diocesan Secretariat of the
School of Leaders.
1st Annual Family to Family Campaign
The Low Birth Weight Development Center Family NEEDS your help!
We cannot do this without you and therefore we are calling on our donor families to help our center families. We will be calling on our supporters in late October to consider a gift to help grow our services. Your financial commitment to
the center helps to support our program families. Please give us a moment of
your time to share with you how you can make the difference.
Thank you.
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Please indicate your name as you wish it to appear in our annual report.
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For an official receipt please contact our office.
I contributed
to the Low Birth Weight Development Center.
Low Birth Weight Development Center
Yes, I would like to help low birth weight babies and their families!
How did you find out about the Low Birth Weight Development
I do authorize public acknowledgement of my name and gift.
The Low Birth Weight Development Center is a 501© (3) nonprofit organization.
Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Thank you for your support!
Do you work for a federal, state,
county, or local agency in the
Dallas-Fort Worth area? Then be
on the look at for the United
Way campaign coming to your
agency. The LBWDC is a participating agency. Please support us
by designating #21269 on your
pledge card. Thank you.
Call, Visit or Lend a hand at the LBWDC
Volunteers are always welcome!
We would love to see or hear from you!
Open house is coming!!!
This event is our way of showing off our
center to our supporters. We are in the
planning phase for this event and need your
feedback. We have two dates in mind for
this event, a Sunday afternoon in midNovember or Thursday afternoon on November
[email protected] with your vote. We
look forward to this time for food and fun.
Giving by credit card is
quick, easy, and safe.
1. No paper mess
2. Click and it is there
3. Online security system
Please visit our website for
further info:
P.O. Box 223957
Dallas, TX 75222
345 Calumet Ave.
Dallas, TX 75211-3515
To whom it may concern
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Yes, I will make my tax deductible gift by:
Enclosing a check payable to Low Birth Weight Development Center
Expiration Date:
Total Amount $
per month beginning in (mm/dd/yy)
per quarter beginning in (mm/dd/yy)
I would like my gift to be a tribute in
honor of
memory of
My company does matching gifts
Please send an acknowledgement to: Name
I would like to speak to someone about planned gift, stocks, endowments,
bequests. Life insurance, real estate, trusts, gift annuities pooled income funds,
estate gifts, etc.
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345 Calumet Ave.
Dallas, TX 75211-3515
P O Box 223957
Dallas, TX 75222
Phone: 214-467-2800
Fax: 214-467-7007