HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – In this season of giving, Amazon donated 200 cribs and $10,000 to the Children’s Health Investment Program (CHIP) of South Hampton Roads Thursday.
The mission of CHIP is to combat infant mortality in the Hampton Roads area. Amazon’s donation will help assist in that goal by providing cribs for safe sleep, as well as monetary funds to support CHIP’s Sleeptight program.
The Sleeptight program has been in the Hampton Roads community for more than ten years and serves to provide safe sleep education and cribs to parents in need, at no cost. As one of the Commonwealth communities with high infant mortality rates, CHIP is motivated to provide support, education, and resources to combat unsafe sleep.
Unsafe sleeping is the top cause of death for children from one week to one year of age.
In addition to the cribs, Amazon also delivered a $10,000 to the CHIP
Learn more about CHIP, at this link.