Williamsport — UPMC Susquehanna’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program recently received a $5,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Inc. The grant will be used to purchase educational, age-specific toys and safety items for clients participating in the NFP program.
“We’re grateful for this funding from the Ronald McDonald House Charities,” said Julie Mansfield, manager, NFP. “This funding will help nurses provide toys and safety items for children in the program. These toys and safety items are necessary for the long-term success of the development of the children.”
The NFP at UPMC Susquehanna is a community health program that helps transform the lives of women who are pregnant with their first child. Each mother served is partnered with a registered nurse (RN) early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits throughout pregnancy that continue through her child's second birthday.
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Over the past 25 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities has awarded more than $100 million in funding through its Global Grants Program to nonprofits to extend its reach and impact on children’s health and well-being worldwide. Locally, they have contributed more than $60,000 over the years to UPMC Susquehanna to benefit women and children in our community.