WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress and soon-to-be mother of two, Kristen Bell has teamed up with Bravado Designs and Medela to make a generous donation of $91,500 worth of Bravado nursing bras and Medela breastpumps to expectant and new mothers in need. Bell's donation directly supports Baby Buggy, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing families in need across the country with essential equipment, products, clothing, and educational services for children aged newborn-14. In addition to her charitable contribution of essential items, the Frozen star celebrates her second pregnancy by giving back with a special baby shower. The shower will be hosted by Baby Buggy on her behalf in L.A. Forty expectant moms will be showered with support and invited to enjoy a day dedicated to providing a successful start to their breastfeeding journey. Each mother will receive an extraordinary level of care including sizing assistance from a Bravado fit expert to assure proper fit for their new Bravado nursing bra, as well as an electric breastpump and accessories from Medela.
"As a mother about to have my second baby, I understand the importance of having the essential tools necessary to provide for a newborn. Greater still, I am aware of the immeasurable value of having support systems in place to ensure success on this journey of motherhood. Anything I can offer in support and care to new moms in need remains a huge priority to me," says Bell. "I'm so grateful this partnership with Medela and Bravado Designs allows me to donate and contribute in significant ways by changing outcomes for the at-risk mothers that Baby Buggy strives so hard to support. I am honored that Medela and Bravado are hosting a baby shower on my behalf for some of these moms. Together we will celebrate these mothers-to-be and shower them with the supplies and support they deserve."
"Medela and Bravado Designs are pleased to partner with the very generous Kristen Bell to make this meaningful donation to Baby Buggy," says Bravado President, Tom Wolff.
"Through this donation, we are removing barriers by offering resources to help all mothers to provide their babies with breastmilk, the best possible source of nutrition," says Carolin Archibald, President of Medela, Inc.
Founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld, Baby Buggy has distributed over 7.8 million new and gently used items from cribs to strollers to clothing and bottles, all of which are vetted for safety, to families in need across the country.
"We are thrilled about our ongoing partnership with Bravado Designs and Medela," says Jessica Seinfeld, Founder of Baby Buggy. "We are very proud of the incredible impact this collaboration will continue to make on families in need."
ABOUT BRAVADO DESIGNS AND MEDELA:
Bravado Designs, a Medela company, is a leader in intimate apparel design and innovation with a focus on exceptionally comfortable nursing bras for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Established in 1992, Bravado Designs is committed to helping all new mothers achieve breastfeeding success through a wide range of products, community initiatives, and philanthropic partnerships that support women. Parent company, Medela, founded in Zug, Switzerland in 1961, passionately shares this same dedication to ensuring that expectant and new mothers receive the quality tools they need for a successful breastfeeding experience by providing superior-quality breastpumps and accessories. To learn more about this donation and products offered by Bravado Designs and Medela, please visit www.bravadodesigns.com and www.medelabreastfeedingus.com or follow on Twitter @BravadoDesigns and @Medela_US.
ABOUT BABY BUGGY:
Baby Buggy®, founded by Jessica Seinfeld in 2001, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing families in need with essential equipment, products, clothing, and services for children up to age 14. With an extensive network of community-based organizations across the country, Baby Buggy has donated more than 7.8 million items to thousands of children. Baby Buggy is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity and has been rated a 4-Star charity by Charity Navigator. In 2013, 91 cents of every dollar donated to Baby Buggy went to programs. For more information, visit www.babybuggy.org.
ABOUT KRISTEN BELL:
Kristen Bell is an award winning actress and singer and star of Frozen and the comedy/drama Showtime series House of Lies. Bell and her husband Dax Shepard are expecting their second child in the fall. Follow her on Twitter @IMKristenBell.
Press Contact: Samantha McIntyre, Forty Weeks, [email protected], 240-482-3715
SOURCE Bravado Designs