Donor Spotlight

Tommee Tippee
National | Winter 2014

Tommee Tippee donated breast pumps and sippy cups to Room to Grow, helping new moms enrolled in our program in New York and Boston breastfeed their babies with ease, as well as provide their babies with a cup when they starting drinking on their own. Many mothers enrolled with Room to Grow choose to breastfeed and are provided with encouragement and information. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that breastfeeding provides health, nutritional, immunologic, developmental, psychologic, social, economic and environmental benefits. Our social workers share this information with Room to Grow moms and are available to answer questions and concerns they might have about the process. We are thrilled Tommee Tippee is supporting our breastfeeding initiative and nutrition program. 


Playtex Baby
National | August 2013

Playtex Baby donated 10,000 feeding supplies to Room to Grow in New York and Boston, following a very successful Facebook campaign. For every "like" the company received in February, Room to Grow received an essential baby item. The core of our mission is to ensure every child's healthy development, and with the Playtex Baby donation, we are now able to distribute age-appropriate bottles, sippy cups, plates and bowls to every family in our program.


The Boston Foundation
Boston | December 2012

The Boston Foundation has awarded Room to Grow a $25,000 grant to support the program's expansion in Boston. In February 2012, Room to Grow in Boston relocated to a renovated 7,000 sq. ft. space, near tripling its capacity for clinical services, volunteer activities, inventory and staff. The space also now serves as home to the  organization's national headquarters.

The Boston Foundation's timely gift will be used to support Room to Grow Boston's efforts to build futures immediately and in years to come. In 2013, Room to Grow plans to welcome 100 new babies, expand its client program by 15% and expand its volunteer program by 20%.

Room to Grow in Boston honored Paul Grogan, president and CEO of The Boston Foundation, at its annual Fall Gala, held on December 7, 2012, at the Westin Copley Place. Grogan was recognized for his leadership and dedication to improving conditions for local citizens influenced by poverty.



National | Summer 2011

In response to our summer reading campaign, Scholastic donated a tremendous gift of 10,000 books in both English and Spanish to Room to Grow in New York and Boston. This incredible contribution will help us provide 10 books to each child at every visit, building a home library of 130 books during their three years in the program. Many children who grow up in poverty lack these essential reading materials and encouragement, which is why Room to Grow has instilled such a strong emphasis on literacy. We depend on individual and corporate in-kind donations, like the one from Scholastic, to help parents nurture their child with early exposure to books and to create a strong foundation for school success. Scholastic's company motto is “Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life.” We couldn’t agree more, which is why Room to Grow social workers talk with parents about the importance of reading and model ways to incorporate books into their babies’ daily routine. For more information about our program and statistics about how poverty affects literacy, click here.

Special thanks also to Andrews McMeel Publishing, Candlewick Press, First Book Manhattan, Imago USA, Kidsbooks, Lerner Books, and our in-kind donors in New York and Boston for their generous donations of books during our summer 2011 reading campaign.



For One in New York
New York | Spring 2011

Room to Grow is delighted to partner with For One in New York, a grassroots initiative whose mission is to assist select charitable programs focused on the welfare of local children, "by providing modest gifts that can impact their future - one child, one family at a time." In early spring, Founder and Director Linn Tanzman reached out to Room to Grow and offered her support. She proposed For One Baby in New York, a special program to help provide the critical items that we cannot accept as donations or do not receive in sufficient supply. Since then, we have been able to provide cribs, breastpumps and art supplies to the families in our program. We are so grateful to Linn for her support in our work to help parents provide fully for their baby in an immediate and meaningful way.

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Mary Nada
Boston | Spring 2011

Since 2008 Mary Nada has been a passionate supporter of Room to Grow. With great enthusiasm she has inspired countless others to support Room to Grow's mission. Last fall, to celebrate a special birthday, Mary challenged herself to ride 100 miles in the Rodman Ride for Kids.  Impressively, Mary overcame an injury to accomplish her ambitious goal and also raised over $20,000 for Room to Grow! Recently, Mary co-hosted a fundraiser at designer Sarah Campbell's South End studio. We are extremely proud to have Mary as an ambassador and are grateful for her support.


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