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National Grange proud to promote Text4baby
 

By Samantha Johnson, National Grange Sales, Benefits and Programs Director, The New Grange (May/June 2011)

  JUNE 24, 2011 --

The National Grange is happy to announce a new program for Grangers called Text4baby. 

Text4baby was created just over a year ago to give expectant families and new mothers health and nutritional information through the first year of the baby’s life. 

The U.S. ranks 29th in infant mortality, tying with Slovakia and Poland, and Text4baby is an excellent tool in helping us improve care for our most precious and vulnerable citizens. 

Anyone can sign up completely free using only their cell phone. Pregnant women, new moms, family members or any interested party can enroll by texting BABY to 511411. 

Subscribers will receive up to three free text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth, which will provide them with information on how to improve their health and the health of their baby. The only information interested parties need provide is their due date or their child’s birth date and their zip code. 

So far, over 135,000 users have signed up for this great program. 

Text4baby is backed by community health organizations, cell phone providers, health care providers, government health agencies, businesses, and various community organizations. 

Anyone can spread the word about Text4baby by encouraging expectant families to sign up for the free service.

In addition, you can add Text4baby information to your web site, promote it at fairs, in your newsletters, or partner up with your local health agency or clinic. 

You can visit their web site, www.text4baby.org, to see a list of their partners and to learn more about the program. 

The web site will also provide promotional materials for you and your Grange to use in advocating for this great program that aims to help new and expectant moms, new fathers, or perhaps just those looking to educate themselves before starting a family. 

As a family organization, the National Grange is proud to be supporting and spreading the word about Text4baby. 

If you have any questions please contact Samantha Johnson at sjohnson@nationalgrange.org or by calling 888-4GRANGE ext. 109.

ONLINE:  To learn more about the program or how you can support new moms and dads by promoting this free service, go to:

www.text4baby.org

 

 
 
 
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