Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s Budget for Baby program expands to Naval Hospital Guam
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015, SANTA RITA, GUAM—Starting in October, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Guam will expand its Budget for Baby program to Naval Hospital Guam. Instead of offering its usual evening class in the Society’s financial office, the class will take place at the hospital from 5-7pm on the third Wednesday of every month. By geographically expanding its popular class for expectant and new parents, NMRCS Guam hopes to reach new families and provide added convenience for potential attendees who work at, frequent or live near the hospital.
“We are thrilled to offer Budget for Baby at Naval Hospital Guam, said NMCRS Guam Director, Karen Fahland. “By partnering with the hospital, we’re able to provide new and expectant parents with an additional opportunity for education and support, as they balance work, life and adding a new member to their family.”
Budget for Baby is a long-standing NMCRS program that educates parents on the financial impacts a new baby will have for their family. Class attendees learn what expenses to plan for and how to make wise financial decisions. Further, upon completion of the class, each family receives a free layette (valued at $80), a handmade baby blanket and a $5.00 voucher to the NMCRS Guam Thrift Store.
Budget for Baby is held on the third Wednesday of every month, from 11am-1pm in the NMCRS office on Naval Base Guam and from 5-7pm at Naval Hospital Guam. The free class is open to all Navy and Marine Corps active duty pay grades; both parents are encouraged to attend. To register for one of the classes on October 21, please call 564-1879.
About Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows, and survivors. The Society also receives and manages donated funds to administer these programs and services. NMCRS’s main goal is to help Sailors and Marines get support for their immediate needs. The Society’s long-term mission is to help Sailors and Marines become financially self-sufficient by learning how to better manage their personal finances and prepare for unplanned expenses. www.nmcrs.org