our mission

Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.

By distributing to non-profit partner organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs, and children’s hospitals, Baby2Baby will serve more than 150,000 children this year.

A letter from Kelly & Norah

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A letter from Kelly & Norah

We can't believe it's been 5 years! We have so many 5s to celebrate: 5 years of growth, 5 inspiring honorees and distributing an additional 5 million diapers and 5 million wipes this year.

5 years ago, Baby2Baby was housed in a tiny storefront on Pico and we were reaching only 500 children in the community. Today, our headquarters are in the center of Los Angeles with over 10,000 square feet of warehouse space, where we have distributed 27 million items to 125,000 low-income children.

5 years ago, we focused our efforts on low-income children in Los Angeles and now with the Baby2Baby National Network we have distributed over 1 million essential items to children in over 20 cities throughout the United States.

5 years ago, we had only a handful of partner organizations, and now we serve over 100 partners in LA, including homeless & domestic violence shelters, head start programs and children's hospitals.

5 years ago, it was just the two of us and an intern, and now we have a full time staff of 20.

To all of us at Baby2Baby, 2016 is the year of the diaper! Earlier this year, President Obama and the White House asked us to help lead an initiative to shed light on diaper need in this country. There is a critical diaper gap in this country, which means that 1 out of every 3 American families is forced to make the impossible choice between food or diapers. These low-income families lack access to internet deals and big box stores and as a result, end up paying double for their children’s diapers. Many of these children are being sent home from daycare and preschool because their mothers cannot afford to send them with 6-10 diapers that are required.  Parents cannot go back to work and their kids are denied educational opportunities because of the lack of this one basic essential. For these reasons, diapers represent to us a cycle of poverty that we must address.

For Baby2Baby's part, in 2016 we distributed 5 million diapers and 5 million wipes in response to Obama's challenge. But that isn't enough for every child living in poverty, so we need to do more. We testified in Sacramento in support of two California bills, advocating for relief for families struggling with diaper need, and we are working toward more governmental help in Washington, D.C. as well.

We didn't stop with diapers. In the past 5 years, we have distributed 27 million items that include:

  • 13 million diapers
  • 11.2 baby wipes
  • 162,000 hygiene products
  • 155,000 items of clothing
  • 86,000 bottles
  • 80,000 pairs of shoes
  • 60,000 backpacks
  • 13,000 books
  • and so much more!

We are so thankful to each and every one of you for the support you have given in so many unique and special ways. We hope you will stay with Baby2Baby for the next 5 years, the next 50, and beyond, so we can grow to serve all low-income children with the basic essentials they deserve.

 

With our deepest thanks,

Norah & Kelly

Board of Directors

  • Kelly Sawyer Patricof
  • Norah Weinstein
  • Jessica Alba
  • Julie Bowen
  • Jane Buckingham
  • Michaeline DeJoria
  • Jenni Kayne Ehrlich
  • Sabina Nathanson
  • Yifat Oren
  • Nicole Richie
  • Dana Settle
  • Melanie Staggs
  • Ali Taekman
  • Jackie Winnick
  • Rachel Zoe

Drew Barrymore & Jessica Alba

Julie Bowen

Jessica Capshaw

Sara Foster

Jenni Kayne

Nicole King

Molly Sims

our angels

  • Sam Phipps Alvarez
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Kristen Bell
  • Selma Blair
  • Nicole Blank
  • Jessica Capshaw
  • Joy Cho
  • Maha Dakhil
  • Zooey Deschanel
  • Katie Fine Ehrman
  • Sara Foster
  • Soleil Moon Frye
  • Rebecca Gayheart
  • Dr. Sonya Gohill
  • Sarah Hendler
  • Kate Hudson
  • Lisa Humiston
  • Ali Kay
  • Nicole King
  • Mira Lee
  • Kasey Lemkin
  • Monique Lhuillier
  • Andrea Lieberman
  • Jennifer Meyer
  • Michelle Monaghan
  • Candace Nelson
  • Busy Philipps
  • Kate Phillips
  • Ellen Pompeo
  • Brigette Romanek
  • Shannon Rotenberg
  • Irene Roth
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Anna Anisimova Schafer
  • Clea Shearer
  • Molly Sims
  • Estee Stanley
  • Elizabeth Guber Sugarman
  • Jenna Dewan Tatum
  • Chelsea Washington
  • Kerry Washington
  • Meredith O’Sullivan Wasson
  • Alli Webb

baby2baby team

  • Norah Weinstein and Kelly Sawyer Patricof are Co‐Presidents of Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization that provides low-income children ages 0-12 with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. Since assuming the leadership roles at Baby2Baby in 2011, Norah and Kelly have transformed Baby2Baby from a grass roots organization into a nationally recognized non-profit that will serve over 100,000 children in 2015. Under their direction, Baby2Baby has become the largest diaper network in the country, having already distributed over 5 million diapers and will distribute an additional 2.5 million this year.

    Prior to taking over Baby2Baby, Norah, an attorney, practiced law at Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley and the USC School of Law with its highest honors. Preceding law school, Norah worked for the Clinton Administration in the Oval Office of the White House. Norah and her husband Brian Weinstein have two children.

    Kelly, her husband Jamie Patricof and their two children, moved to Los Angeles from New York in 2004. While in NYC, Kelly worked at the Northside Center for Child Development in East Harlem, a head start center that served as her inspiration to dedicate her time to helping low-income children. Kelly also currently serves as the Creative Director for the luxury retailer Satine's private label, and prior to that she spent years modeling around the globe in Paris, Milan and NYC. She is frequently noted as a fashion influencer and tastemaker.

    Norah and Kelly have also been featured as “Philanthropy Power Players” and “Kids Crusaders” in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Angeleno, The Huffington Post and LA Confidential.

  • Deputy DirectorJennifer Armstrong
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  • Director of EventsMolly Baker
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    Molly Baker is the Director of Events at Baby2Baby. In this role she plans, executes and evaluates a comprehensive event program including fundraising and community-building objectives, overseeing the annual gala and monthly children’s programming events. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City after high school and completed her B.A. from NYU in Human Rights & Social Justice, and her M.A. from NYU in International Education & Development. While in school she interned for NYU’s Center for Human Rights & Global Justice and Every Mother Counts. Prior to Baby2Baby Molly has worked professionally in hospitality, managing restaurant teams and events in New York and Los Angeles.

  • Program DirectorJorie Aldrich
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    Jorie Aldrich serves as Program Director for Baby2Baby where she oversees the development and supervision of all programming, as well as efforts towards building and maintaining Baby2Baby's community partnerships and advocacy initiatives. Jorie also provides vision and senior-level oversight for Baby2Baby's National Network’s capacity building activities. An Oregon transplant and outdoor enthusiast, Jorie is a certified youth development specialist and a former interim-executive director with 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She is seasoned in program management, strategic planning, and fundraising. Her work draws from trauma informed practice, and arts-for-social-change projects.

  • Senior Manager, Marketing & Corporate SponsorshipsJamie LaMotte
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    Jamie LaMotte is the Senior Manager of Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships at Baby2Baby.  In her role, she is responsible for developing and executing corporate partnerships and multi-platform sponsorships.  She also manages in-house communications including the organization’s social media, website and branding.  Jamie graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Communication.  Prior to joining the Baby2Baby team, she spent 8 years at a digital + social marketing agency where she led marketing, PR, and social media strategy for her clients.  Jamie and her husband reside in Sherman Oaks with their daughter Ellie.

  • Senior Community CoordinatorTaylor Morton
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    Taylor Morton is the Senior Community Coordinator at Baby2Baby. She discovered her love of giving back early on and has been focused on reflecting her passion through her career. While attending college at the University of San Francisco she actively volunteered within the community and interned for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. After graduating and moving back to Los Angeles Taylor worked in entertainment at a production company before beginning her role at Baby2Baby in August 2015.

  • Senior Corporate Relations CoordinatorAlyssa Tringale
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    Alyssa Tringale is the Senior Corporate Relations Coordinator at Baby2Baby. In her role, she is responsible for building relationships with a variety of sponsors and executing corporate partnerships. Alyssa graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Communication and moved back to St. Louis to begin her career in marketing. In January of 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a more meaningful career in the nonprofit sector and began her internship at Baby2Baby before transitioning into her current role.

  • Senior Program CoordinatorKarly Lee
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    Karly Lee is the Senior Program Coordinator at Baby2Baby. In her role she focuses on developing meaningful and thoughtful relationships with all Baby2Baby partner organizations. Assisting the Program Director, she works to broaden Baby2Baby's understanding of its partner organizations needs through effective communication and the implementation of various programs. Karly was born and raised in the Bay Area and graduated from UCLA with a degree in Geography and Environmental Studies. Through her internship at the organization PATH, she became interested in a career in the nonprofit sector. Karly began as a Program Intern with Baby2Baby and transitioned into her current role in July of 2015.

  • Program and Warehouse CoordinatorCourtney Kelly
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    Courtney Kelly is the Program and Warehouse Coordinator at Baby2Baby. In her role, she manages the delivery and distribution of large corporate donations made to the organization. A New York native and a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, she moved to Los Angeles after graduation, and worked in Hollywood for a few years in television production and talent representation. In 2013, she decided to apply her time and effort to more rewarding endeavors and joined Baby2Baby as an intern. She became the company's courier in 2014 and was promoted to her current role in late 2014.

  • Warehouse ManagerAmanda Peterson
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    Amanda Peterson is Baby2Baby’s Warehouse Manager and oversees the flow of donations in and out of the organization’s warehouses. She also works closely with social workers, counselors and case managers to help them find the right items for their clients. Amanda graduated from Boston University with degrees in Sociology and Psychology and she fell in love with service while interning at Cradles to Crayons in Boston. After returning to Los Angeles, she sought out similar organizations and started with Baby2Baby as an intern before joining the staff in January of 2013.

  • Events CoordinatorIvanna Paoli
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    Ivanna Paoli is the Events Coordinator at Baby2Baby. In this role, she aids the Director of Events in managing event logistics and execution for the yearly fundraising gala and monthly children's events. Ivanna was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University, where she completed her degree in Psychology. During her senior year of college, Ivanna joined the Baby2Baby team as an intern. While she has always loved working with children, her internship at Baby2Baby solidified her interest in the non-profit sector. Prior to joining the Baby2Baby team as Events Coordinator, she spent a year at The Honest Company working as a client representative.

  • Volunteer CoordinatorPatrick Clarke
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    Patrick Clarke is the Volunteer Coordinator at Baby2Baby. In this role, Patrick works to extend the reach of Baby2Baby in the community by overseeing the Volunteer Program. Patrick is originally from Connecticut and graduated with his Bachelor's of Science in Biology from the University of Connecticut in 2015. During his time in college, Patrick worked closely with Habitat for Humanity and studied abroad in South Africa working with a non-profit focused on family health. His interests in non-profits encouraged him to apply to the AmeriCorps VISTA program, which he completed at Baby2Baby prior to transitioning to his current role.

  • Marketing CoordinatorRachel McClure
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    Rachel McClure is the Marketing Coordinator at Baby2Baby. In this role, she supports the Marketing and Corporate Relations team in website and social media management to help extend Baby2Baby’s reach in the community. Rachel was born and raised in Los Angeles. After completing her degree in Child and Adolescent Development, Rachel was a teacher for 5 years and in 2016 chose to focus her efforts in the non-profit sector.

  • Executive AssistantSabrine Bilger
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  • AmeriCorps Volunteer LiasonNicolle Ahadpour
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    A recent arrival in Los Angeles, Nicolle was born in San Diego, but grew up in Dubai. She came back to California to study at Santa Monica College, and then transferred to the George Washington University, where she graduated with a B.A. in International Affairs. After she graduated, she interned with L.A. Works and the American Friends Service Committee, which opened her eyes to the concrete change that those invested in social equity and communal initiatives could create in their community. This work motivated her decision to apply to the AmeriCorps VISTA program, which she is currently serving for the year. She hopes to become a more active member of the community and strengthen the Baby2Baby Volunteer Program.

  • Events AssistantKara Haar
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    Kara Haar is the Events Assistant at Baby2Baby. In this role, she works alongside the Events Team to fully execute the yearly fundraising gala and the monthly children's events. Kara was born and raised in Sioux City, IA. She attended the University of Iowa where she completed her degrees in Journalism and Arts Management. After college, Kara moved to Los Angeles and interned at The Hollywood Reporter before beginning her role at Baby2Baby.

we’d love to hear from you

BABY2BABY

6435 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Phone: 323-933-Baby (2229)

Volunteer Inquiries

Community Team
E: volunteer@baby2baby.org

Non-Profit Partner Inquiries

Jorie Aldrich
Program Director
E: jorie@baby2baby.org