Loved Twice started in 2005 when Lisa Klein, Founder and Executive Director, responded to an online community appeal from Louisiana for donations of baby clothing after Hurricane Katrina. Having just had her first child, Lisa was deeply moved to contribute. She rallied other San Francisco Bay Area mothers and collected 200 pounds of babywear in 4 days. Mailing the onesies, swaddling blankets, and other donated newborn clothes off, she realized that the simple process of recycling gently used babywear to provide for infants in need could be applied to her home state of California. Lisa turned her compassion into passion and started Loved Twice to help underprivileged newborns in her own community, giving disadvantaged babies a better start in life.
Retailers have placed our babywear donation bins in their stores. Companies have hosted hand-me-down sorting events that end with the satisfying delivery of wardrobes-in-a-box to local hospitals and clinics. And caring citizens have donated money, time, and creativity to our mission of helping infants in need.
Today, we have grown into an effective grassroots organization that is embraced by the communities that we’re privileged to serve. We celebrate every volunteered hour, every contributed dollar, and every stitch of donated baby clothing. But our work is just beginning. Over nine hundred thousand babies will be born into poverty in the United States this year. With support, we could reach out to every one of them with warmth, and with hope. To help, please explore our site to find ways to host a baby clothing drive, donate funds, donate baby clothes or volunteer.