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Pregnancy Help Center hosting Babypalooza to benefit expecting families

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Expectant mother Amanezer Mayorga spent Tuesday morning looking through baby clothes, diapers and formulas, preparing for the arrival of her son.

"All the necessary things I would need for my child's birth next month," said Mayorga.

Everything a new parent could need, all available at the resource room in the Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin.

The resource room provides families with the basic needs for their newborns and toddlers.

Moms and dads are given the opportunity to shop using vouchers they earn from going to parenting classes at the center.

To keep the shelves fully stocked the Pregnancy Help Center is hosting Babypalooza, a Texas sized baby shower that the entire community can participate in.

"This not only helps them provide for the basic needs of their families but it also helps them learn how to become the best parents that they can," said Paula Havard.

This is Mayorga's first visit to the resource room and she says parenting classes make her feel prepared for her baby and shopping here eases the financial burden.

"I love it, I get great help, I'm a single mother so I need all the help I can get," said Mayorga.

Pregnancy Help Center officials say the Babypalooza is a celebration of life that will help other parents like Mayorga. And the community's involvement brings joy to the parenting journey.

"Men and women are fulfilling the needs that they have from a material stand point but to know we have met their needs spiritually, emotionally and educationally by helping them be the best parent they can be," said Havard.

 Each donation the center receives provides today's help for tomorrow's hope.

 Babypalooza kicks off January 14th and last until February 17th.

Collection sites are still needed, to find out how you can help call The Pregnancy Help Center 936-632-9292.

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