The Zeta Charitable Foundation of St. Louis Inc. was founded July 2009 by members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Xi Zeta Chapter. Our theme is “Impacting the Community By Creating and Supporting Activities to Improve the Human Condition.”
The Zeta Charitable Foundation of St. Louis has established a scholarship for girls who are high school seniors in the St. Louis Missouri metropolitan area and will attend college after graduation.
In addition, we provide support to expectant mothers through our Stork’s Nest Program. The Stork's Nest was established in 1971 and is a cooperative National Project of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and the March of Dimes. The program was designed to increase the number of women who get early and regular prenatal care so that more babies get a healthy start in life. Stork's Nest provides incentives for expectant mothers to encourage them to keep scheduled appointments as well as educational workshops about healthy prenatal and infant care practices. Thanks to a $5,000.00 grant from Zonta Club of St. Louis, the Stork's Nest program will be able to increase the number of expectant mothers served.
The Stork's Nest is currently located at Care STL Center 2425 Whittier, St. Louis, MO 63113, (314) 371-3100.
Hours of Operation: FRIDAY ONLY 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Xi Zeta Chapter in St. Louis, Mo in collaboration with the Zeta Charitable Foundation Inc. presented a series of workshops entitled: "Your Healthy Pregnancy." Participants included 20 expectant teen mothers housed at one of the local facilities for pregnant homeless girls in St. Louis, Mo. The Stork's Nest committee and foundation members presented four workshops with the assistance of a film series: Your Healthy Pregnancy-Prenatal. Workshop I entitled "Importance of Prenatal Care for a Healthy Baby" included an explanation of Xi Zeta Chapter's Stork's Nest program and its ongoing relationship with the March of Dimes to help insure the birth of healthy babies. Pamphlets from the March of Dimes were provided on the various topics covered by the workshops. Workshop II " Keeping Yourself Healthy," focused on the " No's of Pregnancy: Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco." This workshop was presented by Sherry Brooks. The workshops on nutrition and exercise were presented by India Grimes. The attendees were able to sample healthy foods as well as given ways to prepare food in a healthy way. In addition, demonstrations of appropriate exercises to do while pregnant were presented. Workshop III had as its focus "The Discomforts of Pregnancy" and emphasized positive ways to cope with that discomfort. This workshop was also presented by India Grimes. The final workshop " Now That My Baby is Home: What Do I Do?" was presented by Dr. Mary Anne Tillman, Pediatrician and Soror of Xi Zeta chapter, on caring for the baby after the baby comes home from the hospital. At the end of each workshop there was a question and answer period. Each attendee received a baby item as a prize after each session and those who attended all workshops were eligible to receive a layette.
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