There are about 1,800 babies born at UVa Hospital each year.
Soho's BABY! (Books At Birth, Yes!) project gives every family who gives birth at UVa Hospital a gift bag of wonderful children's books and information for parents to help their baby love books and reading.


Jeanna Beker and volunteers prepare the first round of BABY! gift bags at Soho's Regional Facility

Jeanna Beker meets with Debra Owens, Nursing Director of Inpatient Women’s Services/Children’s Hospital

BABY! gift bags are given to parents of newborns - 1,800 each year!

UVa volunteers assemble additional BABY! gift bags year-round


Each BABY! gift bag includes a selection of five wonderful board books and picture books.

Examples of the board and picture books

Each BABY! gift bag also includes three information flyers for parents.

Parent Flyer Number 1

Parent Flyer Number 2 

Parent Flyer Number 3

And BABY! also has Parent Flyers in Spanish

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