Even in the best of circumstances, it seems that raising a child really does take a village – so imagine the incredible challenge when new parents lack the resources to provide even the basic necessities to care for a baby. Community organizations and initiatives like The New Mom Project, a fantastic volunteer group out of Toronto, play a vital role in addressing this challenge and making a real difference in the lives of new families: by providing basic baby supplies received through donations of gently used or new items, The New Mom Project helps to get families with limited resources off to a great and loving start. In the words of the organization’s founders: “We are trying to fill a void that has become noticeable to all involved. There are women that are starting their new lives as mothers without the basic necessities to care for a baby. This is not acceptable in a city like Toronto in the year 2014 and we decided to do something about it.”
This Saturday, Sept. 20 in Toronto, don’t miss The New Mom Project’s event – Ooh Baby! – as your chance to help out, give back to community, and eat super yummy baked things! Head to Baby on the Hip on Queen East for their awesome September fundraiser that includes bake sale deliciousness and a raffle with great prizes from Peoples Jewellers, WeeUrban clothing, Starbucks goodies, and a pair of Baby Bespoke Booties custom designed by yours truly (I gussied up some high-quality black rubber Kamiks with a Japanese koi design in white for some stylin’ little toddler feet). Check it out!