MAKING LAS VEGAS A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE
Local woman helps disadvantaged babies
Organization helps new moms who do not have necessary supplies for their baby. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Right now in local hospitals there are babies whose parents have no money for baby clothes, no way to purchase a car seat, and no safe place to to put their baby sleep when they get home.
A Las Vegas woman is determined to change that and she's making Las Vegas a better place to live.
Kimberly Hart is a mother of two toddlers a set of twins. During her pregnancy, she fled from an abusive relationship, leaving any baby gear she had behind. "Amongst the shuffle of everything this past year, those disappeared. So it was a blessing to see something back in the house."
There are hundreds of women like Kimberly who, for various reasons, don't have the basics before their babies are born. That's why Kim Amato founded Baby's Bounty -- a non-profit group that provides car seats, diaper bags loaded with supplies, and even pack 'n' plays.
Amato says, "People don't chose poverty. They don't choose to be on welfare or unemployed or uninsured. Nobody really chooses that. Maybe we need to be less judgmental and open our hearts."
Kim Amato shops carefully with donation money but really relies on donations of new and gently used things. She also counts on volunteers to help sort donations.
Kimberly Hart says, "I hadn't heard of Baby's Bounty before and they really gave me the most usable items." Items that keep her twins and the 1,800 other babies who've been helped so far, safe.
Baby's Bounty is in dire need of anything an infant might use. Any baby gear 0-6 months your kids have outgrown, they need. Some folks are even throwing mock baby showers and donating all of the goodies to Baby's Bounty.
To find out how you can help, visit their website.