Babies are incredibly vulnerable, depending on adults for their daily needs, yet many are born into low-income families and communities of extreme poverty, and therefore lack proper nutrition, healthcare, and even clothing. The clothes that they do have are often hand-me-downs from older siblings that are worn out, too small or too big. Thank goodness for social enterprises like Baby Teresa that are working to help these babies by donating a romper for every piece you purchase through their buy one give one program.
Baby Teresa’s Innovative Buy-One-Give-One Organic Baby Rompers
Baby Teresa, named after Mother Teresa and her benevolent works, beautiful organic cotton baby clothes and accessories that are fairly traded. They’ve also created darling little organic cotton bibs, organic cotton blankets, as well as the cutest little hats to match the various rompers. Their aim: to donate clothing to at least one baby in every country on Earth through their one-for-one program. To date they have already checked off more than 20 countries on that list and plan to continue well beyond accomplishing their goal.
Baby Teresa’s buy-one-give-one program is a promise to donate one baby romper for every romper purchased regularly. Additionally, they give a percentage of the sales from their accessories to help orphanages buy baby formula. Donations are directed through benevolent societies, orphanages, and ambassadors who deliver the gifts of formulate to places like Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. Check out their donation sites as well as their guide for how to apply to be a distributor of the donations on their site for more information.
About these Entrepreneurs for a Change: Sammie Appleyard and Kirsty Dunphey
Sammie Appleyard and Kirsty Dunphey are the co-founders of Baby Teresa. Both women are Tasmanian locals and are social entrepreneurs to the core. Sammy, who has an Interior Design background, is in charge of the designing and retailing part of the business. Kirsty has been a businesswoman since she was 15, has a real estate background, writes business books, and serves as the Chief Donation Officer of Baby Teresa. Their desire to create healthier organic baby clothing and to give back to communities in need was inspired by the arrival of their own children.
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