OUR STORY
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 well-being. 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 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. 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.

Baby's Bounty MC, the Montgomery County, MD affiliate of the charity, was opened in 2013 by Jesica Roman after she discovered a similar problem in the Washington, DC area.

We work with caseworkers to serve these babies, while ensuring they have a larger safety net around them. We focus on providing items to help in three crucial areas, as well as offering personal touches like hand-knit blankets and storybooks. Our three areas of focus are:

Safe Sleep. Safe Travel. Health & Hygiene.

A good start for every baby.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JESICA ROMAN
BOARD CHAIR &
AFFILIATE FOUNDER

DEBORAH WILCHECK
BOARD SECRETARY

SALLY LIVINGSTON
TREASURER

Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (Retired)
Educator (Retired)

Realtor, Premier Group of Long & Foster

CINDY SIEGEL, LCSW-C

CAROLYN FINDLAY

JAN MONTGOMERY

Social Worker, Shady Grove Medical Center
Owner, John Seek Septic Pumping
Vice President, Brown Construction Co., Inc.

SANDRA MCDARBY

Community Outreach Coordinator

Brandi Smith

Co-executive Director

Brandi began as a volunteer for Baby's Bounty MC. In 2015, she joined our board and made herself indispensible as our Treasurer. Now, she has taken over our referral program, leading the way to ensure the families that desperately need these items receive them. She also coordinates many of our volunteer and donation drive opportunities.

Marisa Nickols

Co-executive Director

Marisa became Executive Director in 2015 when we were nearly forced to close our doors. She has worked to ensure the organization is receiving stable funding and improving the efficiency of our operations, and are thus able to consistently support our mission. As our organization continues to grow, she is moving to Co-executive Director to focus on the administration and financial aspects.

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

SHOEMAKER CONSTRUCTION CO.

GREATER DC DIAPER BANK

BABY2BABY NATIONAL NETWORK


MELISSA KING & COMPANY REMAX

PETTIT FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

GLASS JACOBSON

 
 
 


GRANT AWARDS

 


Montgomery County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Montgomery County Council Grant
Carl M. Freeman FACES Foundation
Cultural Care Kids First Foundation