EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Tuckahoe Middle and High Schools in Eastchester are collecting items for "birth kits" to help mothers around the world have safe deliveries of their babies.
The items needed are baby blankets, baby beanie hats, soap and hand sanitizers.
The birth kits will be given to the AFYA organization, which aims to improve maternal and children's health by providing midwives, community health care workers, and physicians with the supplies they need to safely care for mothers and newborns.
The items may be placed in collection boxes at the schools,, 65 Siwanoy Blvd., Eastchester, until Dec. 21.
Click here to learn more about the AFYA Foundation.