A couple of weeks ago John, my husband, and I attended an event at Carnegie Hall for Good+, an organization founded by Jessica Seinfeld back when her first child was just a baby. Billed as, An Evening of Comedy + Music the event totally lived up to the hype. Common and John Legend sang and Leslie Jones, Seth Meyers and Jerry Seinfeld cracked us up with their hilarious observations about life. The real star of the evening however, and what really inspired me, was a more pronounced focus on fathers by Good+.
In their nearly two decades of service to families, first here in New York and now nationwide, Good + has come to recognize a tremendous gap in support and services for fathers.
The majority of families they have served are led by single mothers, but the importance of a present and supportive dad makes a huge difference in the life of a family. Kids who grow up without a father in their lives are more likely to drop out of school, be incarcerated and repeat the cycle of poverty. At the event they screened an amazing video highlighting the training and tools the people at Good+ are imparting on fathers.
We have long been friends of Good+ (formerly Baby Buggy), sponsoring and attending events that help raise both funds and awareness for their amazing programs. More importantly, season after season, we have packed up our samples and overstock and delivered it to the good people at Good+. They work hard to identify families in need and teach them the necessary tools to get their families back on their feet. The least we can do is help make sure they have clothes for their sons and daughters.
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