When I began Little Residents, I knew that at some point I wanted to research nonprofits for babies and choose and organization to give a portion of sales to. As I wrap up looking into this, I have a list of some amazing organizations that I can’t help but feel need to be shared!
For this list, I focused on nonprofits for babies (and some that include young children) that are small and not as widely known as some larger organizations. For example, March of Dimes has been a life-saver even within my own immediate family, but they are a major organization with lots of help and donations. Here are some awesome organizations that I’ve come across:
10 Nonprofits for Babies
This caring organization hosts joyful baby showers for military families across the country. The showers are an opportunity for military families to leave the stresses of deployment at home, come together and celebrate.
Newborns in Need
Location: North Carolina + Nationwide
NIN volunteers provide care necessities to agencies and hospitals serving premature, ill, or impoverished newborns. This organization distributes baby necessity items gathered via donations to families across the United States.
Mother’s Milk Bank
Location: Austin, Texas
One in 8 babies are born premature, yet half of mothers of preemies aren’t able to provide their baby with breast milk. This nonprofit for babies is making a difference via life-changing milk donations and an amazing sterilization and analysis process that each ounce goes through.
National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
This organization provides a wealth of information for expecting mothers. HMHB’s mission is to improve the health and safety of mothers, babies and families through educational materials and collaborative partnerships.
Looking for a helpful resource when it comes to creating a birthing plan or finding a doula? Blossom is a non-profit community-based organization providing resources and support for a healthy, informed and confident pregnancy and parenting journey. Since 1999, Bay Area families have chosen Blossom as their trusted resource as they navigate the new world of pregnancy, birth and early parenting.
Help A Mother Out
Location: California, Washington + Arizona
Help a Mother Out® works to improve baby and family well being by increasing access to diapers for families in need. Diapers cost between $80 and $100 per month. That’s $2,850 to diaper one child with regular changes until potty training–a huge expense for the over 5 million low-income families with young children living in the U.S. today.
Location: California + New York
Many of the parents served by GOOD+ Foundation are part of a multi-generational cycle of poverty where the day-to-day grind of poverty makes it is very difficult for these parents to plan for a brighter future for their children, let alone provide essential items such as car seats, cribs and clothing, that are necessary to keep a child safe and healthy. GOOD+ not only provides families with gently used goods, but also community support and opportunities.
Location: Northwest Region
Knowledge is power! MotherToBaby is dedicated to providing free evidence-based information to mothers, healthcare professionals, and the general public about medications, alcohol, drugs of abuse, herbal supplements, chemicals, infectious diseases, and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Room To Grow
Location: New York + Boston
This organization is dedicated to help offer babies born into poverty the best start in life. Room To Grow offers structured coaching, material goods, and community connections to support parents as they activate their natural strengths and expand their knowledge, so children thrive from the start.
Get PUMPed is a nonprofit dedicated to providing breast milk to babies in Central Florida who, due to extraordinary circumstances, cannot be nursed by their biological mothers. They do not sell or buy breast milk. Instead, this nonprofit for babies facilitates the donation of milk from screened donors.
Know of some additional nonprofits for babies? Tell us about them in the comments!
-Lindsey of Little Residents