Basically Babies is a registered charity whose sole mandate is to support families with newborns living in situations of extreme need (Charitable Registration Number 86528-8476-RR0001). They provide a complete first year wardrobe for these infants in the form of a beautiful colour-coordinated basket filled with clothing, outerwear, blankets, toys, storybooks, sleepers, undershirts, footwear and other baby essentials that will supply a newborn for his/her first year of life. They call these packages "layettes". They are prepared with excellence and reflect the value of each new life in our community.
All funds raised from Affair of the Heart will directly support the Basically Babies' Layette Program. Our fundraising goal of $15, 000 could supply more than 50 families with their newborn's full first year's wardrobe and other supplies.
The mission statement for Basically Babies is as follows:
"Our role is to advance and protect the welfare of infants born into families in extreme need through the provision of a beautiful gift of a gender-specific, cost-effective, baby wardrobe containing a one year supply of baby clothing and accessories. Our desire is to communicate value, dignity and hope to the recipient families while providing oppourtunities for committed volunteers to serve our fellow community members."
More information about Basically Babies can be found here.