JPMA and Family Media Announce Product Donation Partnership with GOOD+ for Events in 2017

The GOOD+ Foundation will collect products after each event in The Baby Show Series

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – March 8, 2017 – The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and Family Media announced today that the GOOD+ Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy) will be the official product donation partner for The Baby Show Series.  Goods from events in Anaheim, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles will be given by exhibitors to deserving families in the local communities. GOOD+, founded by Jessica Seinfeld in 2001, donates both goods and services to a national network of over 150 anti-poverty programs. Together with its partners, GOOD+ has helped improve positive outcomes for families.

At the conclusion of the JPMA Baby Show, New York Baby Show, Chicago Baby Show, and LA Baby Show, exhibitors may contribute products from their exhibits. Paperwork will supplied to exhibitors to facilitate the process prior to the show as well as onsite. GOOD+ volunteers will be on hand to directly receive the goods at the events.

“JPMA is proud to have this opportunity to work so closely with the GOOD+ Foundation,” says JPMA Executive Director Kelly Mariotti, JD, CPA, CAE. “JPMA and its member companies have a long history of generously contributing to charitable causes via products and monetary donations and the support of charitable causes is a strategic pillar of our new event. I am very impressed by the ability of GOOD+ to collect products and deliver them into the hands of those in need. Even more remarkable are their systems that allow them to know exactly where and when these products are delivered and their ability to document positive outcomes from their work!”

"Family Media is delighted to continue our relationship with the GOOD+ Foundation," said Jonathan Moore, president of Family Media.  “By leveraging our partnership with JPMA, we are now able to work with Good + Foundation as the Official Product Donation Partner across our full Baby Show Series which will drive tremendous resources to support the outstanding work of the Foundation.”

“We are so honored to be selected as the charity partner for this innovative new Baby Series,” said GOOD+ Foundation Executive Director Katherine Snider. "JPMA members produce high quality products that keep children safe and developmentally on track. This partnership will help us get more products to the families who need it the most nationally.  Together, JPMA, Family Media and GOOD+ will make a tangible impact on the lives of children and parents in need."

The JPMA Baby Show, a JPMA and Family Media event, will be held May 9 – 13, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The JPMA Baby Show is the only event that will combine conference, trade show, and consumer day programming all under one roof. The public will be welcomed to the consumer day of the show, called the Anaheim Baby Show, on May 13 to view the latest in products from prenatal to preschool.

To learn more and register for the JPMA Baby Show visit www.JPMABabyShow.org. Consumers may purchase tickets for the Anaheim Baby Show at www.AnaheimBabyShow.com.

About The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) 
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is a national trade organization of over 200 companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico. JPMA exists to advance the interests, growth and well-being of North American prenatal to preschool product manufacturers, importers and distributors marketing under their own brands to consumers. It does so through advocacy, public relations, information sharing, product performance certification and business development assistance conducted with appreciation for the needs of parents, children and retailers. Each year, JPMA sponsors Baby Safety Month in September to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of the safe use and selection of juvenile products. For more about JPMA please visit www.JPMA.org.

About Family Media, LLC.
Family Media produces the largest consumer show for new and expectant families in the country – the New York Baby Show.  2016 marks expansion to California and the first annual LA Baby Show held November 5-6.  Lead by New York Family Magazine and NewYorkFamily.com, Family Media reaches over 120,000 families per month through print magazines, online platforms, and local community events including the New York Family Camp Fair Series and education recognition awards. More information is available at www.NewYorkFamily.com.           

About GOOD+ Foundation

Founded by Jessica Seinfeld, GOOD+ Foundation is a nonprofit organization that partners with a national network of leading programs to break the cycle of family poverty through the power of essential children’s products and life-changing family services. GOOD+ Foundation partners with programs that have demonstrated a capacity to address family poverty in three focus areas: supporting new mothers, investing in early childhood and engaging fathers.  Through the generous support of donors and over 45,000 volunteers, GOOD+ Foundation has donated over $30 million in product through its partner network across the United States. The organization has been rated 4-Stars by Charity Navigator and received national accreditation from the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance for its efficient fundraising and operations.  For more information visit www.goodplusfoundation.org, or Like us on Facebook at GOOD+ Foundation and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @GoodPlusFdn. 

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Media Contact: Beth Mauro, 856-642-4217, emauro@jpma.org

Sales Contact: John Hurley (Family Media, LLC), 212-268-3086, john@thebabyshowseries.com

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