Helping families thrive after birth with baby shower gifts that give back.
In Kind Boxes is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization run by volunteer moms based near Portland, Oregon. We provide carefully curated postpartum care boxes for hundreds of families in need each year because we believe that everyone deserves to thrive after birth.
Our mission is to:
- *Show struggling families that they’re not alone, and that their needs matter too.
- *Provide quality essentials that support the health and well-being of babies and their mamas/birthing parents.
- *Help reduce inequalities for families.
This work is important because the United States is suffering from a maternal health crisis- which has only gotten worse in recent years. We see the lack of postpartum support in America and we’re doing something about it.
Our gift boxes are unique in that they contain several self care items for the new mom/birthing parent in addition to many baby essentials. Why? Because contrary to popular belief, self care isn’t selfish. Your needs don’t suddenly disappear after you give birth. This is why our gift boxes have become a go-to baby shower gift for many.
We are a nonprofit first, but our gift boxes are available for purchase from our shop! We do this as a way to fundraise (for every gift box sold, we donate one to a family in need), and to help bring awareness to our mission. The boxes we donate contain the same amazing products as the ones you see in our shop.
Our gift box is filled with items selected by us moms that you’ll actually want and use. Gift boxes are available to purchase in our shop for the expecting or newly postpartum person in your life. There is no better gift than one that gives back.
Even the Press thinks so!
Donate or shop, and help us shower new parents with the love, kindness and support they deserve. Because it truly does take a village.
Founder, Maria Berglund, started In Kind because of her frustration with the lack of postpartum support moms/birthing parents receive in the United States.
Giving back is especially important for Maria, because she was raised by a single mother in need. She grew up understanding the value of community support, and has made it her mission to pay that kindness forward through In Kind Boxes.
We couldn’t do this work without your help.
Together we are changing lives!
In Kind Boxes has provided essentials for more than 2,100 families in need (since November 2019).
Stories from our partners:
I recently brought an In-Kind box to one of my moms I had been working with prenatally. She is a single mother of five. Her baby was born prematurely and was in the NICU. It also happened to be her birthday. She was so thankful to receive the In-Kind box! She wasn’t even remembering it was her birthday because she was so focused on the needs of all of her children- especially her new baby in the NICU.
It was wonderful to bring her something so special- just for her. Thank you for offering this special gift to our moms who often don’t have much support. They appreciate it so much! -Nurse Marcia
I have a current client who was struggling with affording baby items. I submitted as many NCO orders for her as possible but we often aren’t able to supply our moms the small items they still need like the ointments in the box. She has sensitive skin and the natural diaper balms, nipple balms were perfect for her.
At our last visit a week ago, she showed me how much of the diaper and nipple balms she already used and how she loves the smell. The first aid kit is a great for all moms needing the basics to start with too.
In addition, the gender neutral black and white heart swaddle is often a huge hit for mamas. I see several of my families use this same swaddle blanket. They comment how soft and multipurpose use it is. Tell Maria thank you from our hearts! -Nurse Michelle___
At In Kind we believe it truly does take a village, and make an effort to work with a variety of nonprofits/organizations to ensure we reach the families who need our help.
Some of these include:
Our partners are amazing organizations that provide prenatal/postpartum support for families in need through a variety of services like: healthcare, emotional & mental health support, seeking safety in shelters, helping refugee families, supporting NICU families, helping families going through cancer and much more.
We donate gift boxes to our partners, and they distribute the boxes to families as needed.
If you aren't local to us, but know of a family in need who could use our help, please click here to nominate them to receive a donated gift box from In Kind.
*Please note that this program is open to US residents only.*
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