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Baby2Baby
Formation2011; 13 years ago (2011)
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Region
Nationwide
CEO
Kelly Sawyer Patricof
CEO
Norah Weinstein

Baby2Baby is an American 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which provides diapers, clothes and other necessities for children in poverty in the Los Angeles area and in disaster areas across the country. [1] In the ten years to 2021, Baby2Baby donated over 200 million items to children in need, including those in foster care, disaster victims, homeless and more. [2]

Baby2Baby leads the Baby2Baby National Network, which works with local organizations to "distribute basic essentials to children living in poverty in over 40 cities across the United States." [3]

History

Baby2Baby was initially founded by three mothers in the Los Angeles area. In 2011, the trio asked Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein to take over the organization. [4] [5]

It gained attention for producing diapers for 80% cheaper than the retail price. [6]

It has garnered support from show business personalities, with a 2018 gala dinner raising $4 million. [7] It is one of four charities that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex suggested people might donate to instead of sending gifts for their newborn son Archie in 2019. [8] [9]

Work

The nonprofit' "disaster relief and emergency response program" allows it to distribute necessities to families in the U.S. who are impacted by natural disasters. [6] in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Baby2Baby sent 1.1 million items to Texas. [4]

In 2020, Baby2Baby worked with FEMA to distribute baby formula, which was undergoing a shortage in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. [10]

References

  1. ^ "Who We Are". Baby2Baby. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  2. ^ "2011-2021 Impact Report: One Decaade of Baby2Baby" (PDF). Baby2Baby. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  3. ^ "National Network - Baby2Baby". Baby2Baby. Archived from the original on 2015-10-29. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  4. ^ a b "Women in FRAME: Kelly Sawyer Patricof". FRAME. Retrieved 2024-05-29.
  5. ^ Zalis, Shelley. "From A Moment To A Movement: Baby2Baby Co-CEOs On The Importance Of Giving Back With Generosity". Forbes. Retrieved 2024-05-29.
  6. ^ a b "Kelly Sawyer Patricof". CNBC. 2024-02-28. Retrieved 2024-05-29.
  7. ^ Higgs, Courtney (20 November 2018). "Jenna Dewan, Jessica Alba, and Olivia Munn Just Helped Raise Four Million Dollars for Kids in Need". InStyle. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  8. ^ "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Baby: Gifts and charitable donations". The Royal Household. April 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  9. ^ Petit, Stephanie; Mizoguchi, Karen (8 April 2019). "Meghan Markle Chose an L.A. Charity to Honor Her Hometown: 'Thank You for Sharing the Love'". People. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  10. ^ "This is How Private Companies Can Work with the Government to Support Parents". Fast Company. 2021-09-27.

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