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Sandy Kinzey, two year Volunteer with the Heartbeat Boutique, is grateful for the volunteers and community donations that make the boutique ministry a reality.
Sandy Kinzey, two year Volunteer with the Heartbeat Boutique, is grateful for the volunteers and community donations that make the boutique ministry a reality.
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Heartbeat of Morrow County, Inc and the New Life Prenatal Center in Morrow County have a new look and updated Boutique.


Recent renovations were made possible by the generous donations of time, labor and material of Beacom Construction, Polaris Lowes, Aaron Beacom and his crew. The Heartbeat Boutique operates on the premise of “The Blessings for Many, The Blessings of Many.”


The boutique is filled with gently used clothing from newborn up to size 5, bibs, burp cloths, bottles, shoes, equipment, maternity clothes and much, much more. Any Morrow County resident is eligible to receive needed items at no charge, however, limits to apply per two-month cycle.


In addition, the boutique offers new items, diapers, new cribs and gently used furniture that can be purchased with Baby Bucks. Baby Bucks can be earned by participation in the “Earn While You Learn” program.


The boutique currently has a beautiful selection of Easter dresses and boys’ outfits perfect for that Sunday morning service or spring outing. With every Baby Buck purchase, your child will receive a free stuffed animal that can be added to their Easter basket. Jessica, 25 years old and Boutique shopper for the past three years, expressed her deep appreciation for the boutique and the volunteers that staff the shop.


“Heartbeat and their boutique are amazing,” she said. “Anything you need for your lil’ one they have. With the recent renovations, everything is out in the open and easy to find. The people at Heartbeat are really sweet and nice. They do what they can to help out. And, at times when you need it, walking in and seeing a smiling face and open arms and willing to help goes a long way”.


Molly, age 32, praised the EWYL (Earn While You Learn) program.


“The baby buck program is a win-win,” Molly said. “We are able to read parenting or Christian books to be able to earn baby bucks. We are then able to use our bucks to buy diapers, wipes, cribs, strollers, and much more. The staff is always friendly and helpful. They never look down on you.”


In addition to the boutique, Heartbeat of Morrow County, Inc offers medical care and support services for women. Heartbeat New Life Prenatal Center is staffed by trained volunteers and operates on financial donations from churches, individuals, and local businesses. Heartbeat is independent, non-political, non-sectarian, and is prepared to provide services to anyone regardless of age, race or religion.


They are in partnership with Dr. Mousa and can be reached by calling 419-947-9397, visiting their website www.heartbeatofmorrowcounty.com or take a moment and ‘like’ them on facebook.


Financial and material donations are the core to their continued success. The most urgent need at the moment is clothing sizes 2T -5T. Donations can be dropped off at 900 Meadow Drive on the lower level is open on Tuesday 1 pm-3 pm and 6 pm-8 pm and Thursday 1 pm-3 pm and Wednesdays by appointment only 1 pm-5 pm.

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