Research shows poverty is the single greatest threat to a young child’s mental and physical well being. (914) Cares has spent a lot of time researching what is needed within Westchester that is not currently provided to help break the cycle of poverty. They have concluded that a “baby bank” where social workers can come and pick up essential baby items such as diapers, strollers, car seats, clothing, etc. is not available within our community and very much needed. Diapers and other necessities are not covered by food stamps or any other governmental program.
BasePoint Foundation has partnered with (914) Cares to establish the Westchester Baby Bank (“WBB”). WBB is set to open its doors in North White Plains in July 2019 and hopes to reach at least 200 families within its first year.
The hope is that by providing families with the most basic necessities, we can help them take small steps to end the cycle of poverty and give their children the best possible start in life. Donate Items To The Baby Bank Today!
“Basepoint has been an amazing partner to work with. They understand the depth of poverty in Westchester County and are committed to being a force of change. When we went to them with the idea of a Baby Bank they were not only enthusiastic about helping us, they were interested in being involved in a hands on way.” -Jessica Reinmann, CEO (914) Cares
About Westchester Baby Bank
Baby Bank is a program that provides basic necessities and essentials for babies, 0-2. Our mission is to help local families in need to keep their babies clean, healthy and happy. Research shows poverty is the single greatest threat to a young child’s mental and physical development. Our hope is by providing families with the most basic necessities, we can help them take small steps to end the cycle of poverty and give their children the best possible start in life.
About (914) Cares
(914) Cares is a local Westchester based non-profit that focuses on providing underprivileged families basic human needs. In 2018, Kids’ Kloset became part of (914) Cares. Since 2011, Kids’ Kloset has packed over 18,000 bags of clothes for needy families throughout Westchester and on a yearly basis manages over 4,000 volunteer hours. Through partnerships with many organizations and social workers across the community (914) Cares is well positioned to expand.