Family

Creating positive and healthy family cultures by building community connections, providing educational materials, and offering resources for families in Wabash County.

Stronger families. Stronger Communities.

Babe of Wabash County

I can still remember the very first time I walked into a Babe Store. I had no idea what it was or how this place would impact my life on that first visit. Who would have known that 15 years later, I'd be here working hard to bring an organization that has meant so much to my family to Wabash, Indiana?

My name is Katey Till, Founder and Executive Director of Babe of Wabash County.  My greatest calling to date has been being a stay-at-home mom. When our children were little, my husband worked (and still does) as a 7th-grade math teacher for Wabash City Schools. Raising three beautiful little girls on a single income wasn't easy.  As you can probably guess, money was tight. There were times we might have only had $10 or less in our bank account, bills on their way, and (of course) the baby was out of diapers. The stress was real!  And to make matters worse, our family made too much money to qualify for any financial assistance. 

So what is Babe?  We are an incentive-based program that partners with different businesses and organizations in the county that promote good health, education, and connections. When parents take their children (pregnancy-5-years-old) to these places partnered with us (such as the doctor, library, preschool, WIC, etc.), they will earn coupons for receiving services. They then redeemed their coupons in our boutique for much-needed baby items like diapers, wipes, clothing, and cribs. In addition to partnering with county-wide businesses and organizations, we have an educational wing.  This wing includes a playroom where parents can bring their children to play anytime during open hours.  We also offer classes and fun activities.  

Babe of Wabash County is a 501(c).  One thing that makes us unique is that we are not income-based. Therefore, we want to encourage all families of all incomes, backgrounds, shapes, and sizes to participate in the programs, which in turn, helps to build stronger family units and communities.

Babe of Wabash County is 100% community-supported and depends on the contributions of our generous community, donors, and grants.  Donations can be either sent to Babe or the Community Foundation of Wabash County.  We have an account at the Community Foundation, and they will accept donations on our behalf.

We're open every Tuesday and Thursday. 

Babe Store Hours

Monday - closed

Tuesday - 10 am-4 pm  (The playroom closes at 3:30 pm)

Wednesday - closed

Thursday - 10 am-4 pm  (The playroom closes at 3:30 pm)

Friday - closed

Saturday - closed

Sunday - closed

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Events

The Babe Store is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10am - 4pm

Other events are listed below, just click the event for more details.

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Stronger Families = Stronger Communities

Please support our mission of creating positive and healthy family cultures by building community connections, providing educational materials, and offering resources for families in Wabash County.

Donate Today

To donate to Babe of Wabash County, click on the link below.  The link will take you to the Community Foundation of Wabash County.  They accept donations on our behalf. 

You can also send a check to: 

88 West Hill St.

Wabash, IN 46992

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Thank you for your support!

 

FAQ's

Supporting families and the community

What is Babe?


Babe of Wabash County has three goals: to promote good health, education, and relationships with families in Wabash County who have children between the ages of pregnancy and five-years-old. We believe that in order to have a successful community, success starts at home. We also believe that our greatest service to the people of Wabash County will be by providing support, guidance, and mentoring opportunities that help educate parents on good parenting skills and healthy lifestyle practices.




How does Babe promote good health, education, and connection?


The first way we promote these values through an incentive based program. When families visit the doctor for well-baby check-ups or they go to the library for storytime, they will receive a coupon that is worth $5 in value. Families can take these coupons to the Babe Store and redeem them for baby items such as diapers, wipes, clothing, furniture, and other much needed baby/toddler items. While at the Babe Store, families will enjoy connecting with other families through our classes, playdates, support groups, and other relevant activities. The second way that we promote these values is through relationship and education. When a family walks through the doors of Babe, we begin by creating a relationship with them. We connect them to resources in our county that they may not know about that will help support good health and education as they raise their children. We also provide educational opportunities through storytime, art classes, and other educational opportunities. Babe is connected with Purdue Extention, Parkview Hospital, and Area Five Programming. More educational opportunites will be created as we continue to expand and grow our organization.




What types of items does Babe carry?


All of the items in our boutique are brand new! Coupons can be redeemed for:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Baby Personal Hygiene Products
  • Clothing; including socks and underwear
  • Cribs
  • Crib Mattresses
  • Strollers
  • Car Seats




How is Babe funded?


Babe is 100% grant funded and community supported. We depend on supporters like you to donate both funds and items to ensure we can promote good health, education, and connection.




Where are you located?


Babe of Wabash County is located at the corner of Hill and Miami St in Wabash, IN. The address is below. 88 W. Hill St.
Wabash, IN 46992




How can I support Babe?


Babe received it's 501(c)3 status in September 2021. We can now accept donations on our own behalf and give tax receipts. The Community Foundation of Wabash County will still gladly accept donations on our behalf. Click on the link below to donate online or send a check to 88 West Hill St. Wabash, IN 46992.





 
 

Contact

Babe of Wabash County

You can contact us via the email address below, the phone number, or our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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