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 that benefit babies and children:
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.
Michal also volunteers in her local special needs community and serves as an active board member on numerous children’s advocacy organizations.
Other Charity Partners:
Founded by Jessica Seinfeld in 2001, GOOD+ Foundation is a nonprofit organization that addresses multi-generational poverty by pairing goods—such as car seats, strollers, and diapers—with transformational services to help low-income families move toward financial stability. Today, with the help of more than 60,000 volunteers, GOOD+ Foundation has donated more than $50 million in goods through its partner network across the United States. The organization has been awarded 4 Stars by Charity Navigator and received national accreditation from the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance for its efficient fundraising and operations.
Baby K'tan has donated over $100,000 worth of product, including over 1000 diaper bags and over 2000 baby carriers, to Good+ to support their amazing efforts.
Learn more at www.goodplusfoundation.org
Delivering Good (formerly K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded over 30 years ago. The charity unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to support people affected by poverty and tragedy. Delivering Good is an extremely efficient charity, with more than 98% of revenue dedicated to its charitable program of distributing apparel, accessories, shoes, home furnishings, toys, books and other useful items. Since 1985, over $1.8 billion of donated products have been distributed through their network of community partners, serving individuals and families affected by poverty and disaster worldwide.
Baby K'tan has donated over 13,000 diaper bags to Delivering Good to support their Hurricane Michael relief efforts and other disaster relief.
Learn more at www.delivering-good.org
Sacramento Pouch Project brings existing babywearers together with new parents and other caregivers in Sacramento County to spread babywearing knowledge and distribute free carriers to caregivers who may otherwise not be able to safely and comfortably wear their babies and toddlers. We collect gently used carriers from individuals and solicit donations of new carriers from babywearing companies so that we can match caregivers with a carrier that will work for them and their child(ren).
ICU baby works with NICU physicians, nurses and social workers to assess the needs of the families with babies in their unit. Together, they identify what resources would be most beneficial to them and then provide targeted support. Baby K'tan is happy to provide Baby K'tan Baby Carriers in each NICU Charity Pack.
See more at icubaby.org/sponsors
Donations to Orphanages in China
Baby K'tan outfitted Cindy Baker-fox (RN, BSN, IBCLC) with Baby K'tan Baby Harness Carriers to bring with her on her medical mission to orphanages in China. We were thrilled and honored to be able to partner with Cindy.
Read more about it on our blog.
Donations to Families in the DR
Baby K’tan is a proud supporter of the Dominican Foundation of Infectology of Florida; a non-profit organization which works to improve the health of the child population in the DR with the prevention, control and healing of infectious diseases.
Read more about it on our blog.