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Haitian Orphanage Receives BPA-Free Baby Bottle Donation from Glendale Company
Date:1/25/2010

Hands and Feet Project to receive $30,000 in BPA-free infant feeding products to distribute to earthquake victims in Haiti

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The January 12th earthquake in Haiti killed over a hundred thousand citizens and destroyed most of Haiti's infrastructure, devastating the poorest country in the western hemisphere and leaving the Haitian population desperate for the most basic necessities: food, water, and shelter.

In response, Green to Grow founders, husband and wife Michael Ritterbrown and Shelley Aronoff, announced the company will donate $30,000 in BPA-free baby bottles to be air lifted into Jacmel, Haiti to Hands and Feet Project, an orphanage with two locations that has opened its doors to families seeking shelter and basic supplies for survival.

"Families have lost everything they own at the bottom of a pile of rubble. We have powdered milk and formula to give out, but we don't have anything to put it in," said Bob Herdman, Executive Director of Hands and Feet Project. "We will distribute the Green to Grow baby bottles to mothers and caretakers in Jacmel and in Grand Goave, where we have a second orphanage. This donation is critical to providing care for infants in these regions."

It was nearly a week before Green to Grow located an organization able to help deliver their donation to the right channels in Haiti. "I spent hours on the phone with larger non-profit organizations such as Save the Children and the American Red Cross. They were grateful for our offer, but
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