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15 Ways to Help Families in Need

'Tis the season to think about giving! While there are so many worthy causes out there, as a parent, your heartstrings might be tugged especially hard by ones that benefit other families. So, if you’re looking for a nonprofit to support this year, we found organizations that help all sorts of kids and parents thrive—in all sorts of ways!—so you can find the one that speaks to you the most.

Baby2Baby

Baby2Baby is an organization especially close to Happiest Baby’s heart. Baby2Baby provides children living in poverty with the basic essentials they deserve. You can support Baby2Baby here. In addition, you can help Baby2Baby by…shopping! For every Sleepea bought on Giving Tuesday (December 1, 2020) we will donate one to Baby2Baby (so mark your calendar!).

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

The Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a national organization that aims to amplify the voices and opportunities for Black mothers. This incredible group fights for the improved maternal healthcare, rights, and social justice for Black mothers and their children. Donate to the Black Mamas Matter Alliance.

Shades of Blue Project

The Shades of Blue Project works with minority women before, during, and after childbirth with maternal mental health advocacy in order to help break cultural stigmas of asking for help with mental health issues. Donate to the Shades of Blue Project

Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights

It was recently reported that 545 children separated from their parents at the border are still missing—for parents, especially, this has been an especially wrenching story to watch unfold. You can do your part to help by supporting The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. They’re working hard to fight for the safety and wellbeing of unaccompanied children facing deportation. Donate to the Young Center

The Committee for Hispanic Families and Children

The Committee for Hispanic Families and Children (CHFC) is a robust organization that works with low-income Hispanic families to address and improve youth development, childcare, HIV/AIDS prevention and education, immigrant services, public policy, and advocacy. Donate to CHFC.

National Indian Childcare Association

The National Indian Child Care Association works hard to promote and advocate for high quality childcare for tribal children that is culturally appropriate and that helps to bring together tribes and tribal organizations on behalf of American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Donate to the National Indian Childcare Association.

National Diaper Bank Network

One thing you learn early into parenthood is that diapers are expensive! That cost can really take its toll on struggling families. The NDBN has chapters that dot the US to help families in need diaper their babies. Aside from donating, you can volunteer to host a diaper drive or help in other ways. Learn how to support the National Diaper Bank Network. 

Feeding America

Just like diapers banks, food banks serve folks all across the country, helping food-insecure families get enough to eat. The winter is rough time to be hungry, so donations to help feed families are always a wonderful way to give. Learn how to support Feeding America

Every Mother Counts

Every day complications related to pregnancy or childbirth claim the lives of 800 women. Every Mother Counts is working to prevent maternal deaths by advocating for access to quality maternity care around the world. They partner locally with organizations across the globe to maximize their impact. Find out how to take action with Every Mother Counts.    

The Tender Foundation

Tender supports single moms in the Atlanta area who live below the poverty line. They not only provide immediate, short-term assistance, but they also help mothers find the long-term support they need to get back on their feet. They accept donations of high-need items, like diapers and wipes, as well as financial contributions. Find out how to support the Tender Foundation.

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International provides new parents with crucial mental health support. They have a crisis helpline as well as online support groups and a host of other resources for moms grappling with perinatal mood disorders. Donate to Postpartum Support International.

Homeless Prenatal Program

Aiming to break the cycle of childhood poverty, HPP serves more than 3,500 families annually, helping them access perinatal services, stable housing, job training, financial education, and more. Find out how to support the Homeless Prenatal Program.

March of Dimes

Chances are, you’ve probably heard of this well-known organization. March of Dimes has been advocating for the health of parents and babies and for 80 years! They’ve long spearheaded research and awareness about prematurity, and lately have been providing pregnant women and families in the NICU with critical resources during COVID. Donate to March of Dimes

Carry the Future

This organization serves refugee families in a number of ways—they donate both basic necessities to new families (like diapers, beds, onesies, and blankets), as well as emergency items. Your monetary donation will help Carry the Future carry out their mission, plus, they accept handmade gifts (think: blankets, hats, dolls) and gently used baby carriers. Learn how to support Carry the Future.

Donate Your SNOO to a Hospital in Need

During the COVID crisis, Happiest Baby has been donating SNOO Smart Sleepers to hospitals around the country in order to support the frontline workers in labor and delivery and NICU units…and you can help too! If you send us your old SNOO (we’ll pay for shipping!), we’ll send a needy hospital a brand-new SNOO, with all new sheets, SNOO sacks, and special infection-prevention covers to make it hospital-ready. Email us at donate@happiestbaby.com to learn more.  

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Disclaimer: The information on our site is NOT medical advice for any specific person or condition. It is only meant as general information. If you have any medical questions and concerns about your child or yourself, please contact your health provider.

Disclaimer: The information on our site is NOT medical advice for any specific person or condition. It is only meant as general information. If you have any medical questions and concerns about your child or yourself, please contact your health provider.