Strides for Safe Sleep Sponsors
Aden Lamps Foundation
I started the Aden Lamps Foundation in 2014 in memory of my son, Aden. My mission is to educate others about the importance of safe sleep so that, hopefully, no one else has to go through what I have. Aden died on January 18th, 2013. He was not placed on his back to sleep and there was a fleece blanket in the bed with him. I knew right away that I needed to do something to provide more education to parents to attempt to prevent this tragedy from happening to someone else. Since then, we have given a safe sleep package to every newborn born at our local hospitals, which includes a Halo sleep sack, and Charlie's Kids board book, as well as safe sleep information.
We also give pack n plays to those in need.
We have set up a safe sleep display at our local library.
We have provided new cribs to our local homeless shelters, as well as sleepsacks and pack n plays.
We started a buy back program where we buy back unsafe baby products such as inclined sleepers, crib wedges, drop side cribs, and co sleeper beds.
We have also provided safe sleep banners to the local hospitals and doctor’s offices.
Adensmom.com is a blog for new parents with a strong emphasis on
communicating the science behind safe sleep practices. Our
easy-to-understand series of guides answer frequently asked questions
about how to prevent SIDS and SUID. In addition to separating the
evidence from the “you do you mama,” our mission is to normalize safe
sleep and show that it’s not only lifesaving, but that it can be
All for childhood
All For Childhood was developed by a Melbourne-based mum of one, early childhood educator, and advocate for children’s safety, wanting to put an end to preventable infant and toddler deaths. All For Childhood aims to ensure all families and caregivers have access to evidence-based, up-to-date guidelines and information on how to keep their children safe in the earliest years of life.
The Claire Bear Foundation
The Claire Bear Foundation is a Section 501(c) (3) charitable organization, EIN 30-1200284, providing education, advocacy, and support involving infant and child safety. This nonprofit was founded by Justin and Shayna Raphael, in memory for their daughter, Claire Whitten Raphael, who passed away in 2015 from unsafe sleep at her in-home child care. Through advocacy surrounding infant and child care safety, The Claire Bear Foundation hopes to promote informed decision making and security for all families. Services provided include ensuring families have safe sleep spaces for infants, legislative outreach at both the state and federal level, and partnerships with medical facilities to provide increased training for medical personnel in child trauma and resuscitation.
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The Charlie’s Kids story is about turning a tragic loss into a catalyst for change.
On April 6, 2010, college sweethearts Sam and Maura Hanke welcomed their first child into the world.
Charlie Paul Hanke was beautiful and healthy, and the new parents were elated.
Just 3 weeks later, on April 28, Sam and Maura experienced the most devastating loss a parent can imagine. The night before, like so many new fathers do, Sam laid down on the couch with Charlie asleep on his chest. Sam woke up, but Charlie didn’t.
At just 3 weeks old, Charlie had died from SIDS, brought on by an unsafe sleep environment.
Sam is a pediatric cardiologist, and Maura was a kindergarten teacher. They were as prepared and diligent as two new parents could be.
In the midst of their grief, Sam and Maura realized that if this tragedy could happen to them, it could happen to anyone.
So on the day that should have been his first birthday, they started the Charlie’s Kids Foundation, to honor Charlie’s memory, and to do everything in their power to help prevent other parents from experiencing the same loss they had.
Charlie’s Kids mission is to advocate safe sleep to prevent infant death.
We leverage a unique combination of medical expertise and our own personal experience, to educate both parents and the medical community about SIDS and safe sleep.
Whether it’s through our children’s book, “Sleep Baby Safe and Snug,” our partnership with organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics, or through a growing body of digital content, Charlie’s Kids is devoted to helping parents protect their babies, by using the fundamentals of safe sleep:
Alone. Back. Crib.
Most importantly, we know safe sleep is hard.
We also know it’s worth it
Cribs For Kids
The mission of Cribs for Kids® is to prevent infant sleep-related deaths by educating parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing safe sleep for their babies and by providing portable cribs to families who, otherwise, cannot afford a safe place for their babies to sleep. We achieve our mission with the help of over 1800 national partners through programs such as the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program, the National Public Safety Initiative, the Managed Care Organization Program, and the Safe Sleep Ambassador Program. To date, we have gifted over 800,000 safe cribs to challenged families.
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Daydream Sleep Coaching
Sleep does not have to be a day dream! As a certified pediatric sleep consultant, I am passionate about sleep! I work with families one on one to get them the rest they deserve by helping their children sleep safely and independently.
Kellie Rynn Academy
Kellie Rynn Academy is one of four nonprofit entities that have come together in Greenville, SC to support individuals who strive to become a SC Licensed Family Caregiver. Our program is the only one in the United States that is a nonprofit entity and who offers a program free of charge to providers. Our goal is to equip, train and support caregivers determined to go above and beyond the SC child care standards. Creating a strong business foundation, elevated safety training courses and extended support with discounted health and liability insurance is our goal for every provider. The program is named for and operated in memory of Kellie Rynn Martin who passed away from suffocation and neglect in her home based child care in 2014.
Mike's Excavating is a family-owned and operated grading and excavating that services Phoenix, AZ and the surrounding towns.
Pawsitive Impact Pet Rescue
Pawsitive Impact Pet Rescue -Animal shelter is a 501 C3 nonprofit corp dedicated to providing safe haven to all homeless , abandoned , neglected pets in our local community and beyond.
Through education ,promoting affordable spay/ neuter programs and health care for families in need and providing programs designed to help all the pets , we hope to someday help end companion animal homelessness & neglect.
At Restfully, we believe in utilizing science, data, and empathy to help parents teach their children how to become independent sleepers. As you know, when children sleep better, parents do too! Restfully coaches are highly trained professionals, who are graduates of our prestigious REST Academy.
Not only do we fully educate our coaches upfront with a science-backed training program, but they also spend months working with clients with the help of our skilled mentors to ensure successful relationships between our clients and coaches. We continue educating our coaches well after they graduate, so that they are always informed with the latest information about sleep and other parenting-related topics.
Almost all of our coaches are parents themselves, understanding the complexities of not only sleep training, but also other common parenting situations, such as how to manage multiple children’s schedules (ie siblings, twins, etc).
At Restfully, our coaches work with clients to create a custom, individualized REST (sleep) plan to address their child's specific needs. Coaches work with clients for 2+ weeks and provide daily, consistent communication to support parents to implement the plan. Restfully plans are customized to meet the individual needs of our clients. Our goals are to provide parents with education around the different types of sleep training methodologies and to support parents throughout their sleep training journey.
The Science Mind collective
The Science Mind Collective is a family of evidence-based groups, with a little fun mixed in. Our goal is to educate caregivers with evidence-based information on various topics such as infant and toddler feeding, safe sleep, water safety, oral care, etc. Our parenting group is for caregivers of children of all ages, while our feeding group is concentrated on children up to age 5.
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Toasted Bar, Inc
Toasted Bar is the safe way to fragrance your home. Eco-friendly and all natural, our wax melts and candles are 100% soy, strongly scented, long lasting, phthalate free and non-toxic. Some of our products are also infused with natural essential oils.
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