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Lakers Staff Teams Up With Baby2Baby in Support of Local Children in Need
Lakers employees spent Tuesday afternoon helping local children and new mothers in need by volunteering at the Baby2Baby Distribution Center.
About 30 Lakers staff members were on hand, assisting the non-profit in its mission to aid children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, foster care, hospitals and underserved schools.
Employees sorted donations, created baby bundles and assembled care kits — which included everything from clothing and blankets to hygiene products and diapers.
Other tasks included creating outfits for individual kids, and ensuring that all clothing and toys were free of stains, holes and other deficiencies, ensuring that they met the “Golden Standard” set by the organization.
“The Los Angeles Lakers volunteers who are in today have helped so much,” said Baby2Baby Community Engagement Manager Taylor Morton.
“We receive thousands of donations every single day, and there is no way without the help of our volunteers that we can get these items ready and checked to be distributed to the children that we serve. It is so, so, so helpful and so important that we have these volunteers in hands-on to help us go through all these items and make sure that they’re ready to go.”