Today we'd like to spotlight one of the charities we benefit here at IfOnly, Baby2Baby. As we all considered who should write this piece, we immediately thought of one team member in particular, Catherine. Catherine recently brought a precious little boy into this world, and we knew her perspective as a new parent would be the perfect lens to look into this amazing organization.
I thought I had a good notion of all that was needed for a newborn. Months before my son was born, our house was filled to the brim with baby items that had been given to us from friends and family – diapers, wipes, onesies, swings, books, stuffed animals, handmade blankets, bottles, bottle parts, diaper rash cream, baby soap, baby lotion, baby laundry detergent, baby drying racks… the list goes on and on. And we have it all. Our house was overflowing with baby items before my son even entered the world. What a luxury.
I recently learned that one in three families struggles to provide diapers for their children. ONE IN THREE! My 11 week old goes through a diaper about every three hours – that’s approximately eight diapers per day, 56 diapers per week and 210 diapers per month. Imagine not being able to provide this very, basic necessity for your child; not being able to keep your child warm or clean. Enter Baby2Baby.
Baby2Baby ensures that all children have the proper necessities to help them thrive, as a baby, as a human, as a citizen of the world. This means that families who are unable to provide the basics for their kiddos, no longer have to be scared – because Baby2Baby has their back. We have their back.
It truly takes a village to raise a child. We shouldn’t have to do it on our own and we most certainly shouldn’t be scared about how we are going to clothe, feed and clean our little ones. When you donate to Baby2Baby, you are telling a mom or dad (or guardian!) that they are not alone, that they don’t have to worry. You’re expressing that you understand how hard it is to raise a child (and that’s with all the necessities). They can stop wondering how they are going to survive another day and keep their little one healthy, warm and clean because you’re not letting them down. They are not forgotten. They are not alone.
One of the highlights we have here at IfOnly is the opportunity to work with such amazing groups and organizations. We love knowing that we help make a difference in people's lives and that we give others the opportunity to do so as well. If you're interested in supporting Baby2Baby and their noble efforts, follow this link to learn more about the opportunities we have to offer! Together, we can make a difference.