Baby Buggy’s 2014 Highlights
- Donated 1,817,406 items
- Partnered with 139 program sites across 15 markets across the U.S.
- Met 91.83% of critical gear requests
- Volunteers logged 10,316 hours and coordinated 117 drives
- Received donations from 24 States as well as Canada and the United Kingdom
Since our inception in 2001Baby Baby Buggy has donated nearly 8.5 million items including more than:
- 7,700 Cribs
- 9,100 Strollers
- 6,500 Front Carriers
- 4,700 Feeding Seats
- 2,900 Playpens
Incentive Based Donations
Baby Buggy takes an innovative child-focused approach to curbing generational poverty by linking access to critical child gear items to parental participation in programs designed to lift the family out of poverty.
Together, the services and the items add up to far greater impact. Our donations, which are distributed to a network of over 100 community-based organizations across the country, help to offset the high cost of providing for infants and young children at a critical stage in a family’s life.
For example: A mom receives a stroller after demonstrating that she has opened an education savings account for her child. A father receives a crib after participating in a 16-week fatherhood program that includes completing an infant CPR class and a healthy relationship workshop.
Each donation is tailored to meet the specific needs of an individual family served by the community-based organization and is designed to provide immediate assistance, as well as tools and programs parents need to build their self-sufficiency over the long term.
How We Give
Baby Buggy carefully selects the community-based organizations that receive our items to ensure that deliveries are combined with comprehensive social services, such as job training and parenting support. Our network of distribution partners includes: Early Head Start sites, domestic violence shelters, prenatal programs, court child centers, fatherhood programs, Nurse-Family Partnership programs and multi-service family resource centers. These partnerships allow Baby Buggy to take an evidenced-based approach to our work, helping us track the impact of our donations on our partner organizations and the families served. Baby Buggy distributes approximately 150,000 items each month.
What We Give
Baby Buggy distributes new and gently used items through our network of community-based organizations across the following product categories: infant and children’s gear, children’s clothing (ages 0 to 14), children’s books and toys, diapers and even clothing for mothers (including maternity clothes) and fathers (including dress wear for job interviews). For more information on how to support our mission, Click Here
Volunteers: the Heart of Our Work
Volunteers are the heart of our organization, and enable Baby Buggy to screen, sort, clean, patch and bundle the over 1 million items we receive each year. This allows us to keep administrative costs low since our volunteers provide needed donations and volunteer their time. Volunteer groups either come to our intake warehouses in New York or Los Angeles to work onsite, or Baby Buggy works with various corporate or community organizations to bring the volunteer experience to them. In 2014, 5,000 volunteers logged 10,316 hours, the most in our organization’s history, and coordinated 117 individual donation drives. 91 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to program, partly due to our robust volunteer program.