Because every baby deserves a safe place to sleep
Every year more than 4,500 otherwise healthy American babies die suddenly and unexpectedly. Of these, statistics show that as many as 80 to 90 percent happen when a baby is sleeping with a parent or other adult. It is critical, if we are to save as many infant lives as possible, that every parent is aware of and prepared to adopt lifesaving safe sleep practices and that every baby has a safe place to sleep, especially if the family cannot afford one.
With your donation to the Bedtime Basics for Babies campaign, First Candle will provide a crib, wearable blanket and pacifier to babies in need all across our country.
Your support will also help our efforts to educate new and expectant parents on First Candle’s lifesaving Safe Sleep Tips – working to ensure that parents across our great nation all understand how they can help their babies sleep more safely.
Help us reach our $10,000 goal by donating now.
Recently ranked as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, and as one of the top charities in the nation by the American Institute of Philanthropy, First Candle also meets all guidelines as set forth by the Better Business Bureau and is listed in its Wise Giving Guide. We are proud of our ongoing record of maintaining administrative costs below the industry standard of 25 percent.
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2010