NORFOLK -  A local non-profit surprised an expecting mother with thousands of dollars worth of baby supplies.

The Briggs and Barrett Project organized the surprise Monday morning at Premier Marketing in Norfolk.

Employees of Premier gathered thinking they were going to a staff meeting when the group entered through a back door and surprised the mother to be Alyssa Conyers and her husband Dana.

Friends, family, and the non-profit’s board gathered with around $2,000 worth of baby gear.

The donated items included diapers, a car seat, stroller, and an Owlet Smart Sock Baby Monitor.

Co-founders of The Briggs and Barrett Project, Melissa West and Allison Uecker, spoke about the new baby gear and the Conyer’s story.

The donations to go hand-in-hand with the project’s goal of providing peace of mind to families while spreading SIDS awareness through education, tools and resources. 

Alyssa Conyers says that she had no idea the morning would turn out to be this special.

“It means a lot that we have such great family and support and friends that they reached out and did this for me and for us to get us what we needed for the second one.” Conyers says.

Melissa West says that the surprise was what the project is all about.

“It was really emotional. I knew that there would be some tears, but I knew even myself I was caught so off guard with just how touching it was to be able to know that we were able to help this special family in our community.” West says.

The CEO of Owlet Baby Care, Kurt Workman, was also in attendance for the event.

The workplace surprise wasn’t the end of the day as the Briggs and Barrett Project is also hosting the ‘Spirit of Giving’ in Downtown Norfolk; an appreciation event for community support and sponsors of the project.

The surprise was made possible by Owlet, The Briggs and Barrett Project, Halo and the Norfolk Target store.