PERMIAN BASIN, Texas (Nexstar)- The United Family and March of Dimes will join to celebrate 20 years of partnership with the launch of a donate-at-the-register fundraising campaign.
The campaign begins on June 1 and will end on June 11. Guests of United Supermarkets and Market Street can help moms and babies when contributing to March for Babies by adding any dollar amount to their grocery bill at checkout.
The money raised will go to help mothers and babies right here in the Permian Basin.
“The funds The United Family and their customers raise makes a huge difference to moms and babies,” says Delia Case, March of Dimes West Texas Executive Director. ”The U.S. is facing an urgent maternal and infant health crisis and we are on the front lines in West Texas. Moms and babies can’t wait; they need our help now more than ever.”
“We are so grateful for the opportunity to partner with an organization like the March of Dimes,” said Sidney Hopper, president of the United Family. “Through this fundraising campaign, we hope to further support their mission of fighting for the health of all mothers and babies. The United Family has been a longtime supporter of the March of Dimes mission. We are so proud to be a small part of that mission.”
Each year, one woman dies every 12 hours from pregnancy-related causes, and 1 in 10 babies is born prematurely, according to March of Dimes. That is why March of Dimes is working in communities to reduce the rising rates of preterm birth and maternal mortality and morbidity.
Since 2001, The United Family and its guests have raised more than $1.1 million to support the Mission of March of Dimes.