Hand It Over
Where to donate your (gently) used baby stuff
We know plenty of moms with garages full of outgrown baby gear—waiting for a friend to get pregnant and take it off their hands. But if you lack the patience to wait for the hand-me-down stars to align, two local organizations are making it easier to pass along the goods to moms in need.
The New York-based charity Baby Buggy, founded by Jessica Seinfeld, opened an LA office last year—and this month marks their first donation drive, with Petit Tresor. Specifically, they’re collecting new or gently used blankets, clothing, shoes, strollers, front carriers, bouncers and books, as well as new, unopened packages of diapers, wipes, bottles and bath products. The drive runs through July 30th; all donations are fully tax deductible—just be sure to fill out a donor tax form in advance, in order to get a receipt. http://www.babybuggy.org
Meanwhile, Baby2Baby has just re-branded itself and beefed up its efforts, adding board members like Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie. The LA-based charity collects new and gently used baby items and passes them on to moms in need at over thirty local shelters and organizations. Donations of all types and sizes are accepted at their Mid-City warehouse, while smaller items are accepted year-round at Pumpkinheads in Brentwood and The Tree House Social Club in Beverly Hills. Check their website for drop-off details and a complete list of accepted items and guidelines. http://www.baby2baby.org