In September 2013 as a way to give back to the community, Summer Infant made its largest charitable donation to date to Baby Buggy, an organization committed to providing families in need with essential gear, clothing, and other products with the goal of improving their safety, health and well-being. The donation includes baby safety items from both the Summer® and Born Free® brands, including bath tubs, safety gates, car seats, swaddle blankets, bassinets, strollers, and more. The items will be distributed through Baby Buggy’s network of homeless and women’s shelters, nurse family partnership programs, and other organizations committed to providing children in need with a safe environment.
Founded in 2001, Baby Buggy’s mission is to provide families in need with essential gear, clothing, products and services for children 0 through 12 with the goal of improving their safety, health and well-being. They work with community based organizations (CBOs) to provide nearly 60,000 items each month.
Baby Buggy’s product distributions are combined with comprehensive social service assistance, such as job training, financial literacy classes, and parenting support & education. They are often used as an incentive tool by CBOs to encourage parents to take steps that will help them become better providers for their children. For example: A mom receives stroller after demonstrating that he has opened an education savings account for her child. A father receives a crib after participating in a 16-week fatherhood program.
By making donations through proven programs like Head Start and Nurse-Family Partnership, Baby Buggy is ensured that families not only receive immediately-needed items like strollers and bottles, but that recipient parents are enrolled in programs that will help build their self-sufficiency over the long-term.
To learn more about how you can support Baby Buggy, click HERE.