Foundation Receives 28,000 Bottles of Prenatal Vitamins to Benefit Women and Infants
Students for Healthy Moms and Babies Foundation has received an extraordinarily generous gift of 28,000 bottles of quality prenatal vitamins from Best Nest Wellness Company.
Amanda Hoelzel, Senior at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, is interning with the foundation. With a passion for the foundation mission, and impressive determination, Amanda contacted several national manufacturers of prenatal vitamins to identify a potential partner that
shared our mission of reducing infant and maternal mortality by improving access to healthcare in underserved communities.
Amanda recalls how grateful she was when she contacted Dr. Mahdavi Gupta, founder of Best Nest Wellness. “Dr. Gupta was responsive to our mission, and encouraging of the work of the students.” Her interest and enthusiasm is demonstrated by the generous gift of 28,000 bottles of prenatal vitamins to help women and infants.”
“When I was contacted by Amanda, I immediately knew that the foundation mission, and our business model, were aligned in our mutual interest to serve humanity. The work of the foundation is made additionally compelling knowing that college students are a driving force in fulfilling the mission to serve women and infants.”
Students at the University of Notre Dame are at the epicenter of establishing support on college campuses for the foundation’s mission. Alexa Hicks, a Senior at Notre Dame, is the student-leader who established the Notre Dame Games for Change Club on campus. The Club, officially sanctioned by the university, generates awareness and fundraising dollars to support the mission of serving women and infants. Students who are part of the Games for Change Club are engaging
local health and community organizations to identify which centers will benefit from having a supply of prenatal vitamins for the women they serve.
Alex explains, “My passion for the foundation’s work begins with the fact that my family has experienced the loss of two babies. Losing a baby or a mother can have a devastating impact on families. This loss occurs in families from every economic, social and cultural background. It is most prevalent among families in underserved communities. This is why we are committed to improving access to healthcare for families in these communities.”
The foundation strategy of delivering prenatal vitamins to local health and community centers,
the organizations working in the trenches with women and families is proving effective.
Theresa Patterson, is Executive Director of the Genessaret Health Center on the near east side of Indianapolis. Genessaret received one of the first deliveries of Best Nest prenatal vitamins. Theresa shares, “We see great need among the families where we provide healthcare and other services. Many families don’t have basic needs.
This gift of prenatal vitamins is literally one of life and hope. We are grateful to Students for Healthy Moms and Babies Foundation, and Best Nest Wellness for this valuable and high-impact gift.”
To make a gift to support the foundation’s prenatal vitamins initiative, please go to the donate button on our website to make your gift. Thank you for your generosity.