Bundles of Joy
Honoring the memory of a mother lost and supporting low-income moms and their newborns.
Sometimes hope springs from tragedy, as it did after Jennifer Bush-Lawson, an Arlington mom of three, was struck and killed in a traffic accident outside Nottingham Elementary School in 2014. Since then, the foundation that bears her name has supported economically vulnerable mothers and babies by working to increase their access to quality maternal and infant care. With the arrival of the coronavirus, the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation launched its Baby Bundle program, which provides infant car seats, portable cribs, baby carriers, diapers and other supplies to low-income families welcoming newborns during the pandemic. The nonprofit has also formed a Feeding Families initiative that employs otherwise out-of-work kitchen staff in cooking and delivering meals to struggling families with new babies at home.