UNA Supports Perinatal Care

This project was created by faculty from the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of North Alabama. Dr. Melissa DeFoor, Assistant Professor of Maternity Nursing, and Dr. Ann-Marie Irons, Assistant Professor, had a vision to improve perinatal care across the community through a fun, baby shower-like event.

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How Can I Help?

We are looking for volunteers and educational partners. Click here for information about volunteering or collaborating.

Business Opportunity

Are you a local business that is interested in having a booth or sponsoring an event? Click here to learn how your business can be part of Tiny Cubs.


​Join Us at the Next Tiny Cubs Community Baby Shower and Sibling Class

DATE: Saturday | April 13, 2024

TIME: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

LOCATION: Laura M. Harrison Hall (174 Shelby Way, Florence, AL 35632)

photo of attendees at previous Tiny Cubs event
photo of attendees at a previous Tiny Cubs event
photo of a previous Tiny Cubs event


We appreciate your willingness to support our event. We are currently accepting donations of new (in original packaging and unopened) baby items including the following:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Swaddling Blankets
  • Car Seats 
  • Pack-n-plays
  • Breast pumps

Please deliver donations to Harrison Hall at the University of North Alabama.

If you are a local business and would like to sponsor an event, please contact us.

If you would like to donate funds to support our cause, please do so below. Please use the drop down under area of support to select the Tiny Cubs fund.



image of faculty who created Tiny Cubs Community Baby Shower

Photo: Dr. Melissa DeFoor (Assistant Professor of Maternity Nursing, Tiny Cubs Co-Director), Dr. Rachel Winston (Associate Professor, ACONHP Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion), and Dr. Ann-Marie Irons (Assistant Professor, Tiny Cubs Co-Director).