Building community connections to provide educational and physical resources to 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.
Open every Tuesday and Thursday
10am - 4pm
The playroom closes at 3:30 pm
See updates on Facebook and Instagram for any temporary closings or changes to the regular schedule!
Our Babe Story
The Babe Store is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10am - 4pm
Other events are listed below, just click the event for more details.
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
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!