Care Ring hosts first-ever “Parents’ Day” event

Parents Day guests
Parents Day Guests 2

Care Ring hosted its first-ever "Parents' Day" event on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 at Oakdale Elementary School to celebrate the mothers and fathers who participate in our maternal-child health programs - Nurse-Family Partnership and A Guided Journey. In prior years, the organization has hosted Mother's Day events, with fathers welcome to attend. This year, we wanted to make fathers feel even more included and celebrated by holding the event between Mother's Day and Father's Day and calling it "Parents' Day" to honor both.

The event was a big success, with over 300 parents and children in attendance. Guests enjoyed a light lunch from Publix, courtesy of Healthy Blue NC; family photos taken by professional photographer Daniel Coston against a lovely balloon arch by Nathalie Paz; balloon creations for the kids sponsored by NFP-CAB Chair Jamilah Espinosa; and games such as Jenga, giant checkers, and corn hole.

Gifts & Essentials

Parents and their children also enjoyed gifts of books from Promising Pages, customizable mugs, essential houseware and hygiene items courtesy of NFP-CAB member Raquishela Stewart, diapers and other goodies from Healthy Blue NC, cleaning supplies from Crisis Assistance Ministry, nursing bras from Novant Health, and baby clothing from Baby Bundles. Guests took home their gifts in bags donated by Atrium Health, Novant Health, and Care Ring's Nurse-Family Partnership program.


The highlight of the event came when German Barriga from Healthy Blue NC announced the winners of the two $250 gift cards that his company had generously donated. Guests were given a free raffle ticket when they checked into the event. Congratulations to Amanda Avila (photo on left below, middle, with Director of Maternal-Child Health Sherresa Falls and German Barriga) and Twanasha Canty (photo on right, below)!


Thank You!

This event would not have been possible without the support of our sponsor, Healthy Blue NC, and our community partners:

Baby Bundles
Crisis Assistance Ministry
Atrium Health
Novant Health
Promising Pages

Thank you to Oakdale Elementary School principal Dr. Sharrone Powell for use of the facilities and to Custodial Staff Yahya and Belinda for setting up and cleaning up the space.

Thank you to the members of our NFP Community Advisory Board (CAB) for donating towards the cost of the event, to Chair Jamilah Espinosa for sponsoring the balloon artist, to members Brittany Woods Holmes and John Senegal for volunteering, and member Raquishela Stewart for the collection and donation of supplies.

And thank you to our hard-working staff from Nurse-Family Partnership and A Guided Journey, Director of Programs Stephanie Malloy, as well as our junior volunteers and set-up volunteers Jannice Thompson and Teresa Miranda.

Family Photo Gallery

Get Involved

For media inquiries and financial sponsorships for this event, contact our Director of Communications.

If you'd like to donate product or services, or volunteer at a future event, contact our Director of Maternal-Child Health.

You can designate your gift if you'd like to our maternal-child health programs, Nurse-Family Partnership or A Guided Journey.

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