I founded Baby Basics because I wanted all babies to have a chance to grow and thrive like my children did and now my grandchildren are doing.  The thought of babies having to be in diapers too long and crying from diaper rash was unthinkable to me.  But the real passion for this program came after hearing stories from proud, brave, hardworking parents.  Eric’s story is just one example.

Eric’s mom, Judy, told us that she was nursing her son and the salary check she received from being a secretary was lost in the mail.  They waited for days which turned into a week and they had no food.  Judy lost her milk and they barely had enough money to buy formula.  Eric stayed in diapers longer than he should.  Judy said, “If I would have had a program like Baby Basics, I would have had someone to turn to for help.”  Baby Basics was founded in 2004 to fill an unmet need–diapers for low income at risk babies.  Here are some stories about the difference our program makes in the lives of the families we serve.

 

 

 

Why I Give to Baby Basics

By Sue Reynen Baby Basics is a very special nonprofit that provides diapers and caring for low income families. Diapers are a basic necessity and are very expensive. This organization relieves these families of some of their financial burdens. By volunteering, I have the opportunity to meet these families and their children, providing one-on-one contact […]







 


November 10, 2014
Annual Champagne Fashion Show

January 24, 2015
Annual Baby Basics Walking Challenge

May 2, 2015
Annual Mother’s Day Tea at the Ritz

 

 

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Just as we were about to have our last child, life seemed to be going great.  Then my husband's company closed and we lost our house.  Baby Basics was there for me with more than just diapers.  We were a family used to giving help - not asking for it.  Thank you for helping make our life a little easier.A Program Participant

Baby Basics is a very special nonprofit that provides diapers and caring for low income families. Diapers are a basic necessity and are very expensive. This organization relieves these families of some of their financial burdens. By volunteering, I have the opportunity to meet these families and their children, providing one-on-one contact and observing how appreciative they are.Sue Reynen, board member

I was thrilled to have served as Honorary Chairman of the Baby Basics Biking and Walking Challenge event presented by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney at North Collier Regional Park on February 12, 2010. As a law enforcement officer and a parent, I strongly believe in the good work being done in our community by Baby Basics of Collier County.Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk

I have been a Baby Basics volunteer/site manager for the past 7 years.  I love it because we can give encouragement and help to ensure happy babies through friendship to moms and dads.  We give all of our families a gracious hand-up while they are trying to do their very best.Trish Kelly, board member

As a Baby Basics volunteer, I feel that I play a small part in helping parents who are working hard to bring up happy, healthy babies. Not having to buy expensive diapers allows parents to provide food and other necessities to ensure happy, healthy families.  Meeting with these families and witnessing their gratitude is a special perk of being a volunteer.Selma Flieder, volunteer