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Baby product resources donate items to families in need

Delta Children, Halo Sleep, Stride Rite and Fisher Price donate items through Room to Grow

BOSTON – A number of baby product resources have donated a host of items to nonprofit Room to Grow aimed at helping hundreds of families in need.

Room to Grow helps provide much needed items and resources for babies born into poverty, ranging from clothes and toys to cribs and other nursery products aimed at the child’s first three years o of development.

The organization recently received donations from Fisher-Price, Stride Rite, Delta Children and Halo Sleep that the organization is distributing to hundreds of families in need.

For example, Delta Children donated portable cribs through K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations), while Halo donated SleepSack wearable blankets and SleepSack swaddles. Both are aimed at creating a safe sleep environment for the baby.

Stride Rite provided a variety of first-walker and toddler shoes and Fisher-Price provided high chairs.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of such wonderful brands,” said Emily Epstein, a spokesperson for Room to Grow. “The donations will help address many urgent needs, from feeding time to walking and running and sleep. This kind of support helps to ensure the safe, healthy development of babies who might not otherwise have access to the essentials they need.”

“By providing material goods alongside individualized clinical social work support over the course of three years, Room to Grow provides babies with a strong foundation and their parents with the tools and skills needed to help their children reach developmental milestones on track, ensuring they are ready to succeed in school and beyond,” added Robyn Carter, executive director of Room to Grow.

The organization continues to seek product donations from both companies and individuals. For a list of current needs, visit www.roomtogrow.org or call Room to Grow directly at 617-859-4545.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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