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Local radio personality to host “Community Baby Shower” for homeless mothers

Posted at 6:57 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 19:57:45-04

A local radio personality is on a mission to help local mothers in need.

After a six-year journey of infertility, CoCo Olinger’s dream of becoming a mother is becoming a reality.

“My husband and I are having twins, a little boy and a little girl, it’s just so crazy,” says CoCo.

She plans on sharing her joy with everyone.

“A full-blown baby shower,” says CoCo.

But the baby shower is not for her twins, rather, Metro Ministries’ Rainbow House.

“It was the perfect match, Metro Ministries’ Rainbow babies, that’s what you call your babies after the storm, after a miscarriage, it’s your rainbow babies and I’m getting two,” says CoCo.

Rainbow House provides housing for women and children. The center has an occupancy of 60 people and organizers say they are almost always at capacity.

The average person living there is just seven years old. A lot of kids, means a lot of diapers and those costs add up.

“We did the math on how many diapers twins will go through, it’s hundreds a week,” says CoCo.

To help mothers in their time of need, CoCo is encouraging everyone to donate baby items.

She says she already has her miracle, but others are still waiting for theirs.

“They also need to know that they’re supported, and maybe the miracle is Metro Ministries and Rainbow House for so many families,” says CoCo.

CoCo’s Community Cradle will be held next Thursday, October 11 at the Center Court at La Palmera Mall from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Encouraged items include diapers of all sizes, pull-ups, baby wipes or cash.

For more information check out the event page.