March 28, 2013 – Hallmark Health System, which includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, is helping local families stretch their dollars as much as possible. One of the ways that is done is the Mothers Helping Mothers Clothing Store, a program of the North Suburban WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program, located at 239 Commercial St. in Malden.


The store provides gently-used infant and children’s (0-8) clothing as well as high chairs, pack and plays, swings, strollers, bassinets and blankets to families in need. All of the items in the store have been donated by families who want to pass them on to help others. If you, your family or friends are in need of any of these items, please call (781) 338-7579 to make an appointment. The store receives new items daily. Prenatal mothers should register for the new baby wish list and staff will do their best to collect the items on the list. Due to safety concerns, cribs, toys and car seats are not accepted for donation.


“The families who come to the store appreciate being able to choose clothing and baby equipment for their children at no cost to them,” said Karen Andrews, community outreach specialist for Hallmark Health System and the founder of the store. “Many of these families return baby care equipment and clothing when no longer needed. These items are then passed onto other families, allowing participants to share by donating to someone else. While families shop for needed items, they also receive community resource and parenting information from our WIC parenting peer counselor.”


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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology and the Joslin Diabetes Center for diabetes care.


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