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 into families recovering from domestic abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health issues, unemployment or underemployment.
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 researching how often newborn children were being released from the hospital without the proper clothing and supplies to ensure that they thrived. Hospital and Clark County caseworkers confirmed that many families were leaving the hospital without any supplies whatsoever for their newborn children. The babies 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 Baby Bundle with new and gently used infant clothing, receiving blankets, bottles, toiletries and baby gear, 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 convertible car seats (rear and forward facing) for safe travel. Click “Donate” to find out more about purchasing a safe sleep environment or a car seat for a baby in need.
Baby items are collected throughout the community outreach for new and gently used clothing and gear, plus financial support from foundations, corporations and individual 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 “Get Involved” 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. Referring agencies in Las Vegas include the Dept. of Family and Child Protective Services, Sunrise Children’s Foundation, HELP of Southern Nevada’s Baby First Services, Women’s Healthcare Center, Welfare and Supportive Services, Nurse Family Partnership, Family Resource Centers, SafeNest, Olive Crest, hospitals, family court and community outreach programs.