Jessica Seinfeld is many things from Jerry Seinfeld’s wife to the woman who taught you how to feed your children vegetables. And now she is celebrating 10 years with her non-profit organization, Baby Buggy.
The organization is dedicated to providing families in need with essential equipment, clothing, products, and educational tools and services for their children. And in celebration, the Seinfelds hosted the Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash Wednesday (June 1) in Central Park.
Jessica opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her supportive husband, her important fundraising efforts, and their three children, daughter Sascha, 10, and sons Julian, 8, and Shepherd, 5.
CBS: Please tell us all about Baby Buggy and today’s Baby Buggy Bash 10th Anniversary celebration?
JS: “It’s still hard for me to believe that it’s been ten years of deliveries! Given how small we started, the numbers amaze me: We now donate an average of 40,500 items each month to over 50 sites across the U.S., over 19,000 volunteers have helped us over the years, we’ve donated over 6,200 cribs to babies who might otherwise be put to bed in drawers of boxes.
We have a few events throughout the year to celebrate including a party for our regular volunteers, and fundraising events to help continue our support to families in need. Sadly, while our capacity and number of donors have grown, so too has the need.
This week is the Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash, our yearly annual fundraiser at Victoria Gardens, which will help to kick off our Fatherhood Initiative. In July we are having our annual Summer Dinner in the Hamptons; this year the event is being sponsored by Reed Krakoff. And we will end the year with a big event in December with a performance by Jerry and a couple of star performers at Lincoln Center.
We are also planning a few local events in L.A. this year in support of our work there including an event sponsored by Britax next week, as well as events sponsored by Giggle and Alice+Oliva. People can join our Baby Buggy Fan Page on Facebook to keep up to date on our 10th Anniversary events.”
CBS: What inspired you to create this charity?
JS: “After having our first child, I became instantly aware of the inequity of baby gear: some families have more than they need, or things they no longer need, while others don’t have what’s required to keep a baby healthy and happy. I just saw it as an opportunity to help ease this burden for other mothers who are struggling by redistributing basic necessities.”
CBS: Who’s coming out to support the Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash?
JS: “This year, we are excited to have 1,000 parents and children attending the Bash. Of course, Baby Buggy’s Board Members and Friends are going to be there, as well as our wonderful supporters Bethenny Frankel, Tiffani Thiessen, Rosie Pope, George Stephanopoulos & Ali Wentworth, Kyle MacLachlan & Desiree Gruber, Cynthia Rowley, Erica Hill and Jeremy Sisto. We are most thrilled about our VIP guests: the fathers from the Bronx Fatherhood Program-a mentorship program for young fathers-will be attending with their families.”
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