Bringing a new little one into the world can be very exciting and terrifying, at the same time. Thanks to the United Way of Muscatine, preparing for those bundles of joy will now be a little less terrifying for families in need.

You’re invited to a Community Baby Shower! Throughout the entire month of April, United Way Baby Showers will be collecting new baby items such as diapers, baby wipes, formula and much more. The United Way Baby Showers will benefit LSI HOPES Program, Muscatine Center for Social Action Families, Muscatine Community YMCA Family Services, Muscatine Community Food Pantry and Trinity Public Health.

Lifetime Dentistry- Holly Krystek DDS is hosting their very own United Way Baby Shower! Stop by the office at 2011 Houser St Muscatine throughout the month of April and bring a NEW unwrapped baby item and get entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card for Menards!

For more information on how to host your own Community Baby Shower, contact Nichole at (563) 263-5963 or Items can also be dropped off at 208 W 2nd Street (Pearl Plaza Building) Suite 201 Muscatine. Visit for a full list of items needed.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help families give their babies a bright start!


Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.