Q. Who are we?
A. The Little Bee Co is a family run, socially conscious small business that provides resources to vulnerable children in need through our “GET & GIVE” mission.
Q. How was The Little Bee Co founded?
A. Our story began in 2010 with our oldest son, some major blowouts, an introduction to cloth diapering & a realization that we really could make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children worldwide. From travels to areas affected by poverty, our family has seen firsthand the need for a reusable diapering system. Months of design at our kitchen table in Central PA led to The Little Bee Co launch on Mother’s Day 2011 as a simple Facebook page with a handful of likes and big dreams of change. Since then, The Little Bee Co and our family have expanded to more than we ever dreamed. God’s plans are always better than our own!
Q. How can I help promote your cause or get others involved?
A. When purchasing you can check out the GET & GIVE description listed under each product to see how its purchase gives back.There are also many ways to help beyond your purchase by donating, spreading the word, or organizing events. Whether you are a student, a stay-at-home mom, an event coordinator or activist, we would like to hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Where is The Little Bee Co located?
A. We are currently web based only with our home office in Central PA. We are currently in the renovation process of a warehouse and community outreach space in Milton, PA.
Why a Bee?
Because we believe in the impossible! When cuddled up with my littles to watch Bee Movie one afternoon, I couldn’t help but fall in love with all these little pollinators represent. Hard work and doers of impossible feats. “According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. It’s wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway, because bees don’t care what humans think is impossible.” And neither do we! –Quote from Bee Movie
How We Give
Q. How often do you donate?
A. Diaper & Blanket Drops are organized annually in partnership with Non Government Organizations and other nonprofits to distribute Bee Changed Diapers and Bee Loved Blankets to children in need.
Q. Why diapers?
A. Many times babies in areas affected by extreme poverty wear split pants, rags, even plastic bags. This is not because those caring for them don’t care, it is simply because funds are limited. When it comes to spending, food and medicines trump diapers. Because of this, a vicious cycle ensues as the spread of disease created from improper diapering and bed sharing causes an already bad situation to be far worse. It is our mission to provide this very necessary resource to those in need.
Q. Why blankets?
A. There are many babies born to drug addicted mothers within the US Foster Care System. These babies often suffer the effects of withdrawal shortly after birth. During these days swaddling can be calming to the baby. Our single layer swaddle blankets provide blankets to these babies and their foster families.
As for older children in the US Foster Care system, many kids show up at a new doorstep with nothing to call their own. Our children have always found comfort and console in their favorite blankets. Our Loved Snuggle Blankets provide these same blankets to kids in US Foster Care because every child deserves to feel loved!
Q. What if I don’t need a blanket or diaper, can I still purchase for a child in need?
A. Yes. Please comment at checkout DONATE ALL and your purchased items will be donated along with the already donated items your purchase provides.
Q. How can I get involved in your cause?
A. Please email us at email@example.com