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The Precious Cargo Initiative Program Series

The purpose of The Precious Cargo Initiative Program Series is to change the dynamics of the infant mortality rate in Guilford County, the state of North Carolina, and ultimately the nation. The program is a year-round initiative dedicated to the growth and development of underserved and underrepresented women of color who are pregnant or in pre-planning stages of fertility in Guilford County, North Carolina. Mothers and families are offered free monthly lunch & learns, workshops, and classes that targets key areas in pregnancy such as breastfeeding, prevention of birth defects, the rising infant mortality rate and more. Families also get an annual opportunity to participate in our community baby shower.

Prenatal Portrait

The Precious Cargo Initiative

This monthly event is a new campaign to educate women of color on the rising maternal mortality rates. This event is held in-person (AmeriHealth Carita Wellness Center) or online. This is a free event for families to learn how they can support more positive birth experiences. Each month is a different topic.

Raising a Newborn

Precious Cargo Scholarship Fund

This fund was created to sponsor one family a month with free doula services. The program works one-on-one with four to five families annually. All families interested in the program are asked to complete a membership application, prenatal questionnaire, and photo release form. The questionnaire assists with developing expectations and gaining understanding of what is needed for each unique birth. The program is free of charge to families in Guilford County that includes High Point and Greensboro, N.C.

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The Black Doula Fair

This event brings doulas from the Triad, NC together for families to see what we have to offer all in one place. Local doulas are able to promote their services, local agencies are available to share what they are doing in the community, and families are educated on what our community has to offer around reproductive justice and the maternal healthcare crisis.


Annual Community Baby Shower

This annual event is free and open to all families who are pregnant and/or at least within a year of postpartum. It is a one-day event of interactive workshops, community leaders and organizations, fun. The primary goal of this event is to help the whole underserved family. We ask for NC Works to partner to help bring employment in to the homes. We partner with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide fresh produce and food to help with our families who live in designated food deserts. We provide free maternity supplies to families like diapers, wipes, strollers, and breastfeeding materials while supplies last.

Mother Baby Bonding

The Chocolate Milk Club

The Chocolate Milk Club is a support group for BIPOC breastfeeding mothers.

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