New Paltz Business Owner Collecting Baby Carriers For Refugees
December 21, 2015
By John W. Barry
NEW PALTZ - A New Paltz business owner is working to help mothers with small children fleeing conflict in the Middle East. Donna Bruschi, owner of New Baby New World in New Paltz, is collecting baby carriers for mothers who are Syrian refugees. Bruschi described a baby carrier as being similar to a soft backpack in which a baby can be placed. The carrier is then strapped to the body. Bruschi has collected 16 carriers and is hoping to gather more. She is working on behalf of Carry the Future, a California organization that is shipping the carriers — more than 7,000 so far — to a refugee center in Greece.