Today’s Friday Feature spotlight is on a fabulous Social Enterprise that gives ALL of its profits to charity.
I make no secret of the fact that I’m not a huge fan of fashion. Unfortunately for them, this extends to my children.
I can’t remember the last time I bought baby clothes. Lia has pretty much had to put up with Libby’s second hand clothes. Many of these were already second hand by the time Libby got them.
This isn’t because I’m a terrible parent who neglects my children (I am). But because I object to spending extortionate amounts of money on clothes that will be worn for a few months, particularly because I don’t know the conditions that the people who produced them were working in. I would rather my money went to a good cause.
Enter the solution to my dilemma, in the form of From Babies with Love. They make gorgeous organic baby clothes that would inspire anybody to treat their little one.
Better still, all of the profits go to a charity that supports orphaned and abandoned children and their families.
It will probably come as no surprise that From Babies with Love was founded by a mum. Driven by the love of her own baby, Cecilia Crossley was driven to do something to help children who were less fortunate.
That’s where SOS Children come in. They work with children and families all over the world. They aim towards the admirable, yet heartbreaking principle that no child should end up alone.
The charity work with fragile families to help them to stay together. When children do find themselves orphaned or abandoned, SOS Children place them in one of their villages within a permanent and loving family home.
They also provide access to both education and healthcare for the whole community. The profits from the organic baby clothes sold by From Babies with Love go directly to help babies like Idris.
Idris was one of many children from the Lebanon to be born into a huge Palestinian refugee camp. Poverty and suffering on the camps forces parents to give up their children.
Idris is now a happy baby with a gorgeous smile living in an SOS children’s village in Beirut with his SOS mother and their family.
I can think of no better way for the profits from the sale of baby clothes to be used.