Basics NYC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) 100% volunteer organization dedicated to helping low-income working families and their children.
Our mission is to promote healthy early childhood care and positive parenting by consistently providing community
connection, education and diapers to working poor families. Diapers,
a basic fundamental necessity, are expensive for financially stressed families who are struggling to make ends meet
in NYC, and their children can be at risk.
Baby Basics NYC is more than just a diaper bank; families
who qualify for our program must consistently attend meetings to connect with other families and with volunteers who
offer help and guidance in baby care, parenting and wellness. This connection, or mentoring, is just as
important as diapers to our families, the moms especially who tend to isolate when caring for their young children.
Baby Basics Inc., a national mission, knows that early intervention with
infants is one of the best ways to prevent later failure to thrive. Poor hygiene can lead to stunted development, diaper rash,
discomfort, crying and very unfortunately, child abuse. At risk children and their parents need help and community.
100% of revenue generated by donations is applied to purchasing diapers. Administrative
costs are underwritten by donations earmarked as such.