Community members invited to 110th Baby Box blessing on Thursday, June 9th

MITCHELL – The community is invited to attend the blessing of the Mitchell, Indiana Safe Haven Baby Box at 11:00 a.m. on June 9th at the Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department located at 105 Doc Hamilton Blvd.

This is the 84th Safe Haven Baby Box in the State of Indiana, and 110th overall in the country, and has seen four surrenders since being installed this year.

Founded by Monica Kelsey, who was abandoned as an infant herself has made it her life’s mission to end infant abandonment with the aid of awareness and education on Safe Haven Laws. Providing anonymous safe surrender locations through Safe Haven Baby Boxes is also key to the mission.

Monica Kelsey

Monica, North Lawrence Career Center Director and former Mitchell High School Child Development Teacher Amy Redman, and students from the Mitchell High School Child Development 2019-2020 class will speak to those in attendance about the steps they took in bringing this opportunity to Mitchell.

Amy Redman

For more information about Safe Haven Baby Boxes, you can visit their website.