I’m sure you have heard about Welcome Wagon at some point in your life, it’s a Canadian owned company that has been around since 1930! You might not have seen much of them in the way of welcoming babies though, because for the past 8 years the St. Albert & Area program has been closed. All of that changed when local mom and community member Nina Atkinson Tchir took over last year and revitalized this awesome program for mom & baby! As Nina puts it “this is a little more than just a basket to me”!
What is the Welcome Wagon Birth of Baby Program?
- A way to connect you with the community that you live in! If this is your first baby or you have quite a gap between children you might not know all of the baby friendly services and businesses that are available to you in our area.
- Local representative, Nina, conveniently comes to your home with a huge basket full of samples, coupons, gift certificates and other special freebies just for you and your family. She will also walk you through many of the mom and baby friendly services available that Welcome Wagon works with.
- Something to look forward to! In the months after having a baby, it can get lonely. Your partner is likely back at work, baby has an unpredictable sleep schedule and you are adjusting to a major lifestyle change. Welcome Wagon can help with their friendly home visit and basket of goodies!
Who can join the Welcome Wagon Birth of Baby Program and get a free basket of goodies?
- Any parent who is expecting or has a baby 6 months or younger, this does not have to be your first baby!
- You must live in St. Albert, Sturgeon County, Starling at Big Lake, Lancaster Park, Onoway, Morinville, Fort Saskatchewan, Bon Accord, Gibbons or close to these communities. Edmonton residents (other than those in Starling are not eligible).
What companies & services can I expect to see represented in my basket?
- National sponsors such as Registered Education Savings Plan & Canadian Baby Photographers
- TONS of local businesses such as Mary Kay Cosmetics, DoTerra Essential Oils, Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club, Hot Mama Fitness, Sun Life Financial, Primerica, t8N Magazine, Innovations Music/Visionary College, St. Albert Gazette, Edmonton’s Child Magazine, Shoppers Drug Mart, Glazing Pot Studio, Swiss Chalet Restaurant, Arbonne International, Sweet Boutique, Bambini & Roo, Cadence Dental, Eyeland Optometry, Weary & Co. Law Office, Servus Place and Modern Mama!
How do I apply to join the program?
- Simply fill out the online form and a local representative will contact you to set up a convenient time to visit and drop off your basket. You can access the online form here.
- Email Nina Atkinson Tchir at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/TEXT 780-966-7954.
Are there other programs offered through Welcome Wagon in the area?
- You bet! If you are new to the area there is a Community Welcome Wagon program, you can access the information here!