NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP)- Community support has made a cart at Groovy Granny's stocked full of items mothers may need while shelves are low at the local stores.
Groovy Granny's owner, Michelle Whips, stands next to the donation cart she had put out which has now been filled by the community three times. (SOURCE: Kaylie Crowe KNOP-TV)
The baby donation cart started when Groovy Granny's owner Michelle Whips became a member of the North Platte Canteen Spirit page on Facebook. A mom posted saying she could not find formula for her baby so Whips posted online the need for formula.
Michelle Whips, the Owner of Groovy Granny's, says the response was overwhelming.
"I've had tons of mommas reach out and give me whatever left over diapers they have or they have formula their babies can't eat anymore. It's just overwhelming because a mom understands what another mom is going through that needs to feed her baby," said Whips.
There are diapers, wipes, baby food, and formula on the cart. People are now trading dry goods when picking up baby items. people can leave donations at the Groovy Grannies location or Michelle can pick them up.
"The canteen spirit is alive in North Platte, I don't know that it's ever died. When this community is in need, everybody comes together like a family and supports each other," said Whips.
There two other businesses that are helping out. Photographic Images will give gift certificate for anyone who brings donations of formula diapers or wipes. Nails By Devon from Shabby Sheek is selling gift certificates and donating a portion of their sales. Michelle's self made t-shirt will also be sold and 5 dollars from each shirt will go towards formula.
"They're very grateful, they're all very grateful," said Whips.