To be eligible for the program, families must be referred by one of the following local agencies:

  • Habitat for Humanity of East Naples
  • Neighborhood Health Clinic
  • Fun Time Early Childhood Academy
  • Grace Place for Children
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Matthew’s House
  • Habitat for Humanity of Immokalee
  • Redlands Christian Migrant Association
  • Immokalee Community Migrant Head Start
  • Healthy Child
  • Catholic Charities

These agencies use the following criteria when referring families to the Baby Basics program:

  • Applicants are residents of Collier County or southern Lee County.
  • At least one parent/guardian is working.
  • The family is not receiving any federal or state cash assistance and meets the financial guidelines for 185 percent of the poverty level.
  • The child (or children) receiving diapers is under the age of three.

Each family is asked to sign a product liability waiver and also agrees to allow Baby Basics, Inc. to use the child’s picture for fundraising purposes outside of Naples. (Baby Basics, Inc. does not use the child’s name for such purposes.)

The parents/guardians agree to inform Baby Basics, Inc. if they are unable to attend the bi-monthly distributions. Failure to notify Baby Basics, Inc. two distributions in a row (one month) will result in removal from the program.

 

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 March 13, 20143 Millionth Diaper Celebration
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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

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 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

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