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There are so many wonderful organizations in Los Angeles that give back to children and families. We’ve been highlighting some of those nonprofits on MomsLA. This week, we look at Baby2Baby.
6435 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 933-Baby (2229)
An Overview of What They Do:
Baby2Baby works year-round to provide “low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities every child deserves.” Baby2Baby reports that “1 out of 3 moms has had to choose between giving their babies diapers or food.” It’s a heartbreaking statistic, so Baby2Baby works tirelessly to make sure that all children and families have what they need. All donated items go directly to low-income families. A staggering 34.8 million items have been distributed since 2011. Just in 2017, 150,000 children were served by Baby2Baby.
How Families Can Help:
Make a Donation: Families can donate funds online as either a one-time donation or a recurring donation. Baby2Baby also has a list of items they regularly accept for donations. “Each item that is donated to Baby2Baby is inspected with the greatest of care to make sure that every piece of clothing is free of stains and holes, that every puzzle contains all of its pieces, that every toy is clean and ready to use, and that every shoe is in good condition and part of a pair.” And if you can’t make it to their Wilshire Boulevard location, the website also provides you with a list of drop-off locations in and around Los Angeles. (My family regularly donates to Baby2Baby. Every time my nine-year-old son outgrows clothes, sorts through his many books, or decides to get rid of old toys, they all go to Baby2Baby).
Contribute To the 2 The Rescue Program: Baby2Baby is working hard to help families affected by the recent fires throughout southern California. Families can purchase items from their Southern California Fire Relief Registry on Amazon and know that these essential items (think diapers, strollers, toothbrushes, socks) will get to families who desperately need them.
Volunteer: Baby2Baby welcomes volunteers to its Wilshire Boulevard office Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Children (age 7and older) are invited to participate as well. Volunteers typically sort and organize donated items and assemble gift bags. You can get more volunteer information online. (Volunteers are sometimes also needed at their warehouse in Culver City).
Organize a Baby Shower: Moms who are awaiting the arrival of their second or third child may not need some of the essentials that are commonly given to expectant moms. However, friends and family still want to celebrate. Moms can ask guests to instead bring items to donate to Baby2Baby.
Purchase From the Wish List: The next time you’re shopping on Amazon, you can take a look at Baby2Baby’s registry and pick up a few items that are always in demand. It’s an easy way to have a part in making sure a child has the essentials.
Purchase Tiny Prints Birth Announcements: Tiny Prints has partnered with Baby2Baby so that 10% of all birth announcement sales is donated to Baby2Baby. And while it may be too late this holiday season, definitely keep it in mind for next year, that 25% of sales from the Baby2Baby Holiday Collection at Tiny Prints will be donated to Baby2Baby.
Special Holiday Initiatives:
Purchase Tiny Prints Holiday Cards: While it may be too late for this holiday season, definitely keep it in mind for next year, that 25% of sales from the Baby2Baby Holiday Collection at Tiny Prints will be donated to Baby2Baby.
Shop Paul Mitchell Products: You’ll find special Paul Mitchell products available on the website. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of each product benefit Baby2Baby.
Shop Gilt Jewelry: Six exclusive necklace designs, co-designed by Jennifer Meyer and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, are offered on this website. A portion of the sales benefit Baby2Baby’s efforts to make sure all children have the basic necessities all children deserve.
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