Vote For Loved Twice, Honor A Montclarion

Have you heard about Montclarion Lisa Klein and her Loved Twice non-profit?  The group provides baby clothing and blankets to underprivileged mothers, who typically leave the hospital without the basics needed to care for their newborns.

“It’s all about the babies,” explained Klein.  “It’s all about keeping the babies warm, clean and cozy.”

How Loved Twice Works

Klein collects what parents use during the first year of a baby’s life, including clothing, blankets, toys and sometimes diapers.  Volunteers sort and pack items into individual boxes for girls or boys, and then put them in the hands of low-income parents.  Check out this video interview, to see how it all works.

There’s no question this non-profit fills a gaping need in our community.  When we checked with Klein two years ago, she had collected some 10,000 pounds of donations.  Now donations have passed by the 20,000-pound mark, with an astounding 3,000 newborns supported locally.  Loved Twice has delivered boxes to over 20 local hospitals, prenatal clinics, shelters and safe homes.

Vote for Loved Twice

Since this is Election Day, we wanted to make a campaign pitch to vote for and support Loved Twice.  Please cast your ballot by visiting this web site, clicking on the Oakland A’s, and then selecting Lisa Klein.  The election is open through June 19th, so vote soon.

All the league winners will be honored as “All Stars Among Us,” during the Major League Baseball’s All Stars Game airing July 13th – and that should attract even more attention and donations for the cause.  Here’s hoping our Montclair candidate receives this honor, justly deserved.

Never Enough Baby Clothes

Montclarion Lisa Klein has been busy the past few years, organizing and distributing 10,000 pounds (!) of baby clothing and blankets to new mothers.  While that seems like a substantial accomplishment, she’s only getting started.

The premise is simple but requires time, energy and money.  Klein prepares and donates “boy” and “girl” boxes to local hospitals, so underprivileged mothers can take care of their newborns with fewer worries.

Today, Klein’s Loved Twice non-profit group gets its day in the sun.  We wanted to pile onto the publicity bandwagon from Comcast Channel One and the Oakland Tribune.  After all, Lisa is a Montclair mother and hometown hero who has done more than her share of good works.

To help the cause locally, you may donate financially or drop off clothing at Cool Tops Cuts for Kids (in Oakland or Lafayette).  While Klein has been able to help 1,000 mothers in Oakland, Berkeley, Hayward, and even New Orleans, she continues to need donations and assistance.

Loved Twice has been organized with a larger mission.  By sharing details about conducting clothing drives, Klein would like to encourage other good samaritans to pick up the mantel in their cities too.