Welcome To Stella Marina
Making a difference one baby at a time . . .
Stella Marina in the News!!
Stella Marina was recently featured in the Arlington Catholic Herald and on WDVM to discuss the Stella Marina program. Click on the images below to read the story and see the video.
Stella Marina packs and ships its first Sea Container to Haiti
There were sixteen Nativity volunteers and the two truck drivers, Rodney and William, from Brothers Brother, who loaded over 2400 birthing kits, 1950 newborn kits, 100 Baby Bjorn carriers, 19 pack n plays, and other medical supplies bound for Cap Haitien, Haiti. Father Vaccaro blessed the trucks and the cargo before they began their long journey to the port in Haiti. With the help of Brothers Brother and Food For The Poor, the midwives, mothers and babies will have what they need for a safe childbirth. Heartfelt thanks to our Nativity parishioners, Cubesmart and Interstate Van Lines for your unwaivering support!
Food For The Poor Features Stella Marina
Food For The Poor Article Highlights Stella Marina's Great Work. " Virginia Group Gives Newborns in Haiti a Better Chance at Life"
Blessing of the Kits by Father Robert Cilinski
Blessings Indeed! 1,200 Birthing Kits assembled by hundreds of parishioners after Masses at Nativity on March 11, 2018, all coordinated by a most amazing group of dedicated and inspiring women.
Lenten Birthing Kit Build @ Nativity - March 31, 2019
Newborn Kit Drive @ Nativity - July 13-14, 2019
Newborn Kit Build @ Nativity - September 21, 2019
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Stella Marina's first mission trip was a huge success. Anna Forde - one of the group who traveled to Haiti with us in June - took hours of film from our trip and has turned it into a great video. The video has lovely highlights from our trip including testimonials from several midwives and time spent with the people who live in villages built by Church of the Nativity through Food for the Poor. Enjoy! (Watching this video makes us eager for our next mission trip.) Watch the video to see this amazing journey.
What Goes Into Our Birthing and Newborn Kits
Are You Looking For An Opportunity To Help?
If you are an individual or a group that is looking to help, Stella Marina has many great ideas to help you get started. We are always looking for help with the following:
- Contacting companies/groups that may be willing to donate supplies
- Cutting bags/strings for the kits
- Preparing kits
- Building kits
- Host a baby Shower
Just contact us and we will be happy to discuss and show you how you can help. Contact us at Melinda@stellamarina.org