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Because the future of the entire Monadnock Region depends on the success of our youngest citizens.

StartSmart: Birth Gifts with a Purpose

Looking to recognize a parent-to-be at your workplace or in your life? Give the gift that gets a child off to a smart start!

Show that you care with a StartSmart Birth Gift.

Click Here to Purchase a StartSmart Birth Gift

If you or your company are going to give a gift, you might as well make it a fun, brain-developing gift. The most important thing anyone can do for children (and communities can do for the future!) is invest in brain development at an early age. This gift shows that you care about the parent, the child and your community.

StartSmart Birth Gifts include a set of 4 board books for the new baby, Social Emotional Tools for Life: Five Parenting Strategies to Support Emotional Development by Kay Albrecht and Michelle M. Forrester for the parent/caregiver, and a set of fun tips for early childhood brain development from Vroom, all wrapped in a flannel baby blanket! A congratulations card with your customized message can be included.

BONUS: Thanks to our generous sponsors (below), your purchase also guarantees full enrollment of a local, at-risk child in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This means more books for local kids!

The following organizations have pledged to ensure more books for local kids through the purchase of StartSmart birth gifts:

  • C&S Wholesale Grocers
  • Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities
  • Clark-Mortenson Insurance
  • Communicators Group
  • Electronic Imaging Materials
  • Filtrine Manufacturing
  • IPG Employee Benefits
  • Isis Latham, RVP, Primerica
  • Keene Housing
  • Monadnock Food Co-op
  • Monadnock United Way
  • Savings Bank of Walpole
  • True North Networks

If your organization would like to be added to this list, please contact im@muw.org.

StartSmart: Birth Gifts with a Purpose is supported by the Impact Monadnock Business Ambassadors, with additional support from generous sponsors. Enrollments in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are managed by the Keene Housing Kids Collaborative. If you have questions about this new initiative, please contact us.

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