Supported Organizations and Causes
Cribs For Kids ® - Since 1998 Cribs for Kids has provided cribs and safe sleep education to parents and caregivers with the goal of preventing infant sleep-related death due to accidental suffocation, asphyxia, and sudden unexpected infant death. In addition, Cribs for Kids provides grief support through its Healing Hearts Infant Bereavement Resources to families who have suffered the tragic loss of an infant. A portion of the No Crib for a Bed musical purchase price will be donated to Cribs for Kids.
Charlie's Kids - Founded in 2011, Charlie's Kids was the inspiration of Sam Hanke, a pediatric cardiologist and his wife, Maura Hanke, a kindergarten teacher. Their first child, Charlie, was just three weeks old when he became the victim of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and an unsafe sleep environment. Channeling their grief into education for other young parents, they created "Charlie's Kids" to promote safe sleep education in a number of ways, the most recent being publication of a board book, "Sleep Baby Safe and Snug!" The book clearly describes the basics of safe sleep for parents while entertaining children through pictures and a soothing, sing-song bedtime narrative. A portion of the purchase price of No Crib for a Bed will be donated to Charlie's Kids.