A percentage of proceeds from all sales is donated to the American Heart Association and the National Down Syndrome Society. Baby K'tan, LLC also supports a number of other organizations and charities:
American Heart Association A national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." Donations to the American Heart Association support research, education, and community programs leading the fight against America’s No. 1 killer, cardiovascular disease.
Why did we choose to donate to the American Heart Association? Baby K’tan co-founders Isaac and Aviva Wernick’s youngest son, Eitan Lev, was born in 2003 with a rare and serious heart defect known as TAPVR (Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return). Eitan underwent a successful open-heart surgery at Miami Children’s Hospital when he was only four weeks old. Baby K’tan is happy to give back to those organizations that are dear to our hearts.
National Down Syndrome Society Donations are made to organizations such as the National Down Syndrome Society and the Broward Gold Coast Down syndrome Organization which works towards enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome by helping them reach their full potential by providing family support, education and social activities.
Why did we choose to donate to the National Down Syndrome Society? Baby K’tan co-founders Michal and Brian Chesal’s oldest son, Coby Joshua, was born with Down syndrome in December of 1999. Coby’s birth and disability presented the need for Michal & Brian to create an environment for him that would facilitate his development and provide the extra stimulation he needed for optimal growth.
In addition to donations made by Baby K’tan LLC, on a volunteer basis, Michal assists in chairing events that promote advocacy and acceptance of the special needs community. Additionally, she serves as an active board member on numerous children’s advocacy organizations.
Support our Military and Military Families Baby K'tan is a proud sponsor of Operation Shower, ensuring every mother attending a baby shower for expectant military families through Operation Shower receives one of our carriers. Baby K'tan, LLC also offers FREE SHIPPING to military APO address by purchasing through our website and selecting "USPS for APO" as the shipping method. www.operationshower.org
Baby Buggy Baby Buggy, a 501 c 3 Accredited Charity founded in 2001, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing New York City's families in need with essential equipment, clothing, and products for their infants and young children. www.babybuggy.org
Love Drop Love Drop is a micro-giving network of people who unite as a community to help one person or family a month. Each month Love Drop delivers a unique combination of unexpected financial gifts, personal encouragement and the support of local and online communities. (As of April, they've given out over $54,900 worth of goods and services!) Find out more about it here: www.lovedrop.us
CCRB The Community and Children’s Resource Board is a proud recipient of a Baby K’Tan baby carrier for the second annual Shower of Love for teen parents and babies in St. Charles County, Missouri. You can find more information about this wonderful charity at www.stcharlescountykids.org
22q13 Deletion Syndrome Foundation Baby K'tan proudly supports the 22q13 Deletion Syndrome Foundation through the "What's Hot For Tots Giving Project." You can find out more about this foundation at www.22q13.org.
Second Annual Shower of Love Baby K'tan was a proud participant of the second annual Shower of Love. Proceeds from the countywide baby shower went to Healthy Beginnings, Mary Queen of Angels, Crisis Nursery, Youth In Need and Our Lady’s Inn. Over 200 infants in the St. Charles County benefited from the event, which contributed to the reduction of stress in families, thereby reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect.
Baby K'tan assisted in raising over $57,000 in merchandise and cash donations for teen parents and their babies in St. Charles County, and was recognized as a national Corporate Sponsor on the Shower of Love website.
The Mom Crowd Baby K'tan was a proud participant of The Mom Crowd raffle. The raffle was held to help raise funds for the adoption of a Down Syndrome girl from Russia. For more information, visit www.themomcrowd.com/662