Charity is something very valued by the Clutter Healing team. Our job is to help you discard what you don’t need – but we never want to see discarded items go to waste. Every week, we make dozens of trips to national and local charities, doing our best to make sure that the people who need it get the help they deserve. One of the names we turn to for assistance with this mission is Baby2Baby, the Los Angeles children’s charity that has been helping underprivileged families in our community since 2006. Today we want to give them a special shout out, and hopefully inspire you to consider contributing to their amazing cause or one like it.
There are some alarming facts prominently displayed on the front page of Baby2Baby’s website. They want you to know that families in the LA community are truly struggling, unable to afford some of the basic necessities we usually take for granted. There’s one that stands out in particular: “1 out of 3 moms has had to choose between giving their babies diapers or food.” For many people, that choice is unfathomable. But for others, it’s reality. Copresidents Kelly Patricof and Norah Weinstein are on a mission to change this, and their process begins in your home.
As your babies (or kiddos) are outgrowing their things, bring them to one of the many stores that collect for B2B, listed below. Once you do, the items will be taken to the company’s Wilshire headquarters, to be distributed amongst the many partner organizations that make up their donation network (for a full list, see their website). The charity accepts anything from new packages of diapers, to gently used toys, to school supplies. Their aim is to provide for all stages of childhood, from infancy to 12 years old, so there are tons of opportunities to make a difference in someone else’s life as your own little ones grow. With the help of people like you, Baby2Baby has already made a huge impact on the lives of families here in LA, serving over 80,000 children living in poverty. Next time you’re cleaning out and giving things away, consider helping them to serve even more.
Here are a few of the places you can go to donate your new and gently used items. For a full list and more information, go to Baby2Baby.com:
6435 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048
131 Japanese Village Plaza Mall
Los Angeles, CA 90012
15150 W Sunset Boulevard Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
11640 San Vicente Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049
Under the Sea
2424 West Victory Boulevard Burbank CA 91506
Whole Foods Market (Beverly Hills)
239 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210