Baby’s Bounty™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides essential clothing and gear to babies born into disadvantaged families for their health, safety and wellbeing. Recipients include babies born to victims of domestic abuse, teen mothers and those living in poverty.
Founder, Kim Amato, started Baby’s Bounty™ in Las Vegas in July of 2008 to address the rise in homelessness among families with young children. After learning about the increase in homeless families, Kim began investigating how often newborn children were being released from the hospital without the proper clothing and supplies for their health, safety and wellbeing. Hospital and Clark County caseworkers confirmed that many families were leaving the hospital without any supplies whatsoever for their newborn children. The infants had no safe place to sleep and no clothing or diapers.
Once Kim started collecting clothes and gear by reaching out to family, friends, churches, schools and anyone else who was able to help, Baby’s Bounty™ was “born.” Now, each baby in need receives a diaper bag filled with new and gently used infant clothing, receiving blankets, bottles, toiletries and any vital equipment, such as a pack ‘n’ play (portable crib), car seat, bathtub and a front carrier for a parent.
Every baby needs a safe place to sleep. That’s why our program “Good Night, Sleep Right” is devoted to providing each new baby in need with a portable crib to call their own. Our “Baby Car~Go!” program distributes rear and forward facing car seats for safe travel. Click on our “Donation Suggestions” to find out more about purchasing a safe sleep environment or a car seat for a baby in need.
Baby items are collected through solicitation to the community for new and gently used clothing and gear, plus financial support from individuals and corporate sponsors. Volunteers help us collect, sort and clean the items and prepare them for distribution. Find out how you or your organization can help by visiting our “Donate” and “Volunteer” pages.
Through collaboration with social service agencies, hospitals, homeless shelters, safe havens, schools and family court, new mothers at risk are identified. Those agencies request the essential items and, upon receipt from Baby’s Bounty™, distribute to their clients. Participating agencies in Las Vegas include HELP of Southern Nevada (Baby First Services), the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, Nurse Family Partnership, Family Resource Centers, SafeNest, Olive Crest, Dept. of Family and Child Protective Services, area hospitals and many others.