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Community Baby Shower in New Orleans Provides Free Baby Supplies and Maternal Resources

NEW ORLEANS — In a heartfelt demonstration of community support and solidarity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, Omicron Lambda Omega Chapter, led by President Brittany Reed, in collaboration with AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana and Nest Health, hosted a community baby shower this past weekend. The event, held at the AmeriHealth Caritas Wellness Center, Gentilly, on June 15, 2024, aimed to support expecting and new mothers by providing essential baby supplies and maternal health resources free of charge.

The community baby shower drew hundreds of attendees, reflecting the strong need for such initiatives in the New Orleans area. Expecting and new mothers received a variety of essential items, including diapers, baby clothes, wipes, and car seats. Additionally, the event featured raffles and educational workshops on prenatal and postnatal care, breastfeeding, and child safety.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, the first Greek-letter organization established by African American college-educated women, has a long-standing commitment to service and community support. The Omicron Lambda Omega Chapter’s Community Baby Shower emphasized the importance of maternal and child health, particularly in underserved communities.

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, a leading Medicaid-managed care organization, provided crucial support for the event, ensuring that attendees had access to comprehensive healthcare information and resources. Representatives from the organization were on hand to offer guidance on Medicaid benefits, healthcare coverage, and other supportive services available to mothers and their families.

The baby shower also included a festive atmosphere with games, raffles, and refreshments, creating a welcoming environment for families to connect and celebrate new beginnings. Sorority members dedicated their time to ensure the event’s success, reflecting a collective commitment to fostering a healthier Greater New Orleans community.

The initiative, led by Social Justice Co-Chairmen Michaela King and Sierra Blanchard, was widely praised by attendees, many of whom expressed gratitude for the much-needed support and resources. For many, the community baby shower was a beacon of hope and a reminder of the power of community solidarity. With the success of this event, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, Omicron Lambda Omega Chapter, and AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana plan to continue their partnership, aiming to host similar events in the future to reach even more families in need across New Orleans.

Contact Information

For more information about the Omicron Lambda Omega Chapter and its programs, please visit or contact Brittany Reed, President via email:

Media Contact: Maurya Glaude
Public Relations
Omicron Lambda Omega Chapter

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® (AKA) is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-educated women. Since its founding in 1908, AKA has grown into a globally impactful organization dedicated to scholarship, leadership, and community service. Email:, Website:

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana Phone: 1-888-756-0004


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