Nearby Baby
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You are helping to make valued, experienced doula support accessible to all homes of families with a newborn in and around the Charlottesville community. Thank you for your generous, tax deductible contribution.

Our Mission
Nearby Baby's mission is to provide quality postpartum support to families with a newborn in the Charlottesville area, regardless of their ability to pay. This service will help to promote a healthy start for baby and a smooth transition for the family.

The postpartum period often catapults families into an unfamiliar and overwhelmingly unsupported world. Many parents quickly discover they have little knowledge of how to care for themselves and their newborn and little capacity to juggle the accumulation of responsibility. Postpartum doulas are available for hire, in many communities, to help with this huge transition, though numerous barriers, financially and culturally, inhibit access to this invaluable resource.

Nearby Baby is a model which incorporates within-community, peer-to-peer care. In addition, our training for doulas weaves in essential information about early child development in the Montessori framework among others. Doulas and therefore families will thus have an understanding of how to provide for each stage of their infants' development.

We will train doulas from a cross-section of communities in the Charlottesville area who will then be paid a living wage to provide services to members of their communities for free or on a pay what you can basis.

Sponsor a doula:  $500 trains and prepares one postpartum doula for her valuable service.

Sponsor a family: $1200. (note: recently updated to reflect a fair living wage in Charlottesville for the Doula) funds a complete 6-week postpartum doula package for one family.

Nearby Baby is a fiscally sponsored 501(c)3, operating under The Social Good Fund Inc., a non-profit organization. tax id:46-1323531

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Nearby Baby FAQ
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, we are a fiscally sponsored project of Social Good Fund, which is a public 501c3 organization recognized by the IRS. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

Is my donation and credit card info secure?
Yes, the security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations, and we will only share personal information if you have given us specific permission to do so.

How do I know that my donation was made successfully?
You will receive an emailed receipt immediately after your donation is submitted and your credit card is processed. Your donation will also show up on your bank or card statement within 1-3 business days.

Do I get a receipt?
Yes, a receipt is sent to your email inbox once your donation is processed. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. If you select a recurring donation, you will be sent an individual receipt each period when your donation is processed.

Is my donation private?
We will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.