If you’re in the midst of spring cleaning, wondering what to do with the clothes, blankets and baby gear your young kids have outgrown, you may want to do what Modern Family’s Julie Bowen did last week – give to Baby2Baby, a charity that supplies Los Angeles families in need with essential baby gear and clothing. It’s an easy way to clean house, recycle and help your local community.  Baby2Baby.org accepts both new and gently used clothing and baby gear for children 0-4 years old as well as monetary donations.

Moms Marnie Owens (pictured far left) and Karis Jagger (yes, she’s related to Mick) started Baby2Baby in 2006 when they wanted to pass on items their kids had outgrown, but couldn’t find an organization that accepted baby goods specifically. Now their organization gives to more than 30 local community-based organizations.

Baby2Baby just kicked off their Spring Fundraising Drive with the help of inspiring Hollywood Mom and Baby2Baby board member, Julie Bowen, (Claire on Modern Family) who just celebrated her twin sons’ first birthday last week by hosting a Baby2Baby fundraiser at The Coop.

Fundraisers and open houses are an important component of what Baby2Baby does.  Once a month, their 12 partner organizations send in donation request forms for clothing and gear that their clients need.  Baby2Baby pulls together the requested items from inventory and often purchases essentials that are in great demand such as strollers, cribs and car seats.  On the third Wednesday of the month, the organizations come to Baby2Baby to pick up their items.

It is important that donations do not remain on their shelves, but find their way to the Los Angeles families that need them.  For this reason, Baby2Baby hosts “open houses.”  Additional organizations are invited to our space to collect excess inventory items for their clients.  These items generally include clothing, toys and books. Pretty awesome isn’t it? We hope this inspires you clean out your closets and give back!

Donation Drop-off Locations:


5522 West Pico Blvd. (east of Fairfax @ Sierra Bonita. Parking and entrance in rear lot via Sierra Bonita)

Los Angeles, CA 90019
Tel: 323-933-BABY (2229)
10:30 to 1 Mondays and Wednesdays

11640 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Tel: 310.207.6760
10 to 6 Monday-Saturday
10 to 5 Sunday

The Treehouse Social Club
426 South Robertson
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel:  310-288-3024
9 to 5 Monday – Friday (open until 8 PM on Wednesdays)
9 to Noon – Saturday

Your contributions to Baby2Baby will help the following organizations in the Los Angeles area: