Baby Buggy Annual Report for 2014

Founded in 2001, Baby Buggy’s mission is to provide families in need with essential gear, clothing, products and services for children 0 through 14 with the goal of improving their safety, health and well-being.

Following are some of the organization’s key accomplishments in 2014:

  • In May 2014, Baby Buggy merged with LA Diaper Drive, the largest diaper bank in the country
  • Baby Buggy donated 1,817,406 items last year, the highest in the organization’s history, and a 68% increase over the second highest year, 2008.
  • Baby Buggy added two new board members in 2014: Caroline Kunitz, the Founder of LA Diaper Drive, and Connie Verducci, Senior Vice President at Bank of America.
  • Baby Buggy donated to a total of 134 programs across the country.
  • In total, Baby Buggy met 91.83% of critical gear requests for the year, the highest percentage in the organizations’ history. This includes 1224 strollers, 893 baby carriers, 779 safe sleep places, 675 breast pumps, 660 highchairs, 385 safety gates, and 227 car seats.
  • Baby Buggy’s team brought in over $4M in Corporate Gift in Kind donations.
  • Baby Buggy volunteers logged in 10,316 hours in 2014, the most in the organization’s history.
  • Individual Gift in Kind donors donated $677,968.36 worth of product to Baby Buggy vs. $675,227.76 last year and drives brought in $198,338.45 in product versus $141,471.66 last year.
  • Baby Buggy volunteers coordinated 117 drives- 23% more than last year.
  • Baby Buggy’s team grew financial donations by 18% over the previous year.
  • In 2014, Baby Buggy received donations from 24 States (CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI), as well as Canada and the United Kingdom.

Income and Expenses

Baby Buggy’s fiscal year is the calendar year. Following are Baby Buggy’s unaudited financials for 2014. (Note: the audit will be posted when complete):

Gift-In-Kind Contributions $5,382,309
Cash Contributions $671,594
Special Events Income $1,080,399
Investment Income $40,126
Total Revenue $7,134,305
Program Expenses $5,955,351
Management & General Expenses $455,190
Fundraising Expenses $193,889
Total Expenses $6,740,688
Change in Net Assets $177,694
Net Assets Beginning of the Year $2,816,672
End of Year Net Asset Balance $2,994,366

Board of Trustees (As of Dec 31st, 2014):

  • Jessica Seinfeld, Founder & President of the Board
  • Michael Tiedemann, Vice President & Treasurer
  • Jennifer L. Franklin, Secretary of the Board
  • Jennifer Carlston
  • Mindy Nam Dehnert
  • Danielle Devine
  • Stacey Bendet Eisner
  • Stefani Greenfield
  • Jen Koen