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Safe Haven Baby Boxes annual banquet rescheduled to Aug. 7

Safe Haven Baby Boxes founder Monica Kelsey is a firefighter in Woodburn, where the first box in Indiana was installed in 2016. (AP photo)

The 2020 Safe Haven Baby Boxes Banquet scheduled for April 8 has been rescheduled to Aug. 7 due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This date was selected to allow for the COVID-19 pandemic to be resolved and is one of the first available at the Grand Wayne Center.

“We are thankful for the collaboration with the Grand Wayne Center and Willie Robertson and with their willingness to reschedule. While our organization depends on funding from this event to support our efforts for the year, our primary concern is with the health and safety of attendees and volunteers,” Monica Kelsey, founder and CEO of Safe Haven Baby Boxes, said in a statement.

This banquet, often held in the first half of the year, is Safe Haven Baby Boxes’ largest annual event highlighting the organization’s achievements. Special guests this year include surrendered babies and their adoptive families, first responders, and sponsored children in foster care and their foster parents.

The SHBB team members have been in contact with attendees and volunteers informing them of the postponed event and rescheduled date. Information about the event and ticket sales have been temporarily suspended until the end of May. Any questions or concerns about this postponement can be directed to shbb@safehavenbabyboxes.com or by calling (888)742-2133.

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