Monday, October 13, 2008

Baby Buggy Delivers More Than 3000 Cribs To Needy New York City Families

Baby Buggy Delivers More Than 3000 Cribs To Needy New York City Families
First Phase of “Project Safe Sleep” Completed

New York, NY (April 3, 2007) – Baby Buggy, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering essential baby items to New York City families in need, announced today that it has completed the first phase of its Project Safe Sleep and delivered more than 3000 cribs and bassinets to New York City families.

jessica seinfeldIn 2005, Baby Buggy founded Project Safe Sleep to combat the rising number of infant fatalities due to suffocation. Safe Sleep is a partnership between Baby Buggy and New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., the country’s largest municipal healthcare system. Project Safe Sleep delivers cribs and bassinets to new mothers through two city hospitals, Harlem Hospital Center and Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn.

“We are delighted to be able to help families provide a safe sleeping place for their children,” said Claudia Fleming, executive director of Baby Buggy. “Too many infants get injured or even die due to improper sleeping places, and we are proud to be able to work with HHC to combat this. We are delighted at the outpouring of support from individuals and corporations who have contributed to the crib drive.”

Baby Buggy currently is starting Phase Two of Project Safe Sleep; this will focus on the program’s expansion to additional hospital sites in the Bronx and East Harlem. Phase Two also will place a greater emphasis on the social services delivered in conjunction with the cribs and bassinets.

Baby Buggy delivers essential items for infants and young children to thousands of families in need throughout New York City. Founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld, Baby Buggy works with more than 80 social services organizations to distribute a wide range of new and gently used essentials, from cribs and strollers to clothing and diapers. Since its inception, Baby Buggy has donated nearly two million items, all of which are vetted for safety and utility. For more information, please visit

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