CHEMUNG CO., NY (WENY) -- Every year, thousands of children are born into poverty and the cost of raising a child is constantly going up.

On Saturday The Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network and Chemung County are teaming up, hosting a community baby shower.

The event is free and open to all pregnant women and families with children under the age of 12.

There will be vendors and agencies on hand to answer common questions about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, child safety and more.

Saturday's community baby shower is happening at the Chemung Health Department on Washington Street and runs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.