New River Community Action CHIP (Children's Health Improvement Partnership) is celebrating their volunteers and donors for their commitment to the CHIP Giles County Baby & Toddler Shop in Narrows. Not long ago the dream of opening this shop was just that - a dream. With the help of the community, the dream has become one of the County's best resources for struggling families with young children.
The shop is a unique service for families living in Giles. Parents receive necessary items such as clothing, diapers, shoes and coats to help meet the needs of their children. However, the shop is more than helping with needed items. When a family visits the shop for the first time, the parent is invited to complete a short information sheet so that a CHIP staff member can make contact at a later date to provide information about home visiting and other available resources in the community. Home visiting is a powerful tool that promotes strong, healthy families and supports parents in their efforts to become self-sufficient. Many families choose to enroll in CHIP home visiting, ultimately empowering future generations in Giles County.
During the fall, the community gave generously to assure the CHIP Giles County Baby & Toddler Shop was well-stocked with needed items for families.