A good, thriving community gives back to those in need and contributes to the betterment of society. City Dads Groups and its members are active participants in local and national campaigns for dad- and parenting-related good causes, such as:
ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND
City Dads Group chapters from coast-to-coast have set up lemonade stands to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to aid in its effort to fund research to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for childhood cancer. (Read about what we’ve done here!)
NYC Dads Group members have volunteered numerous times over the years to work with Good+ Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy) collecting, sorting and bundling donated children’s clothing and gear that is distributed to help the 500,000 New York City families living in poverty. (Read about what we’ve done here!)
In the month of November, some of our members grow mustaches to create a “living ribbon” symbolizing the need to raise awareness and funds for health issues that affect men such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and depression. Our co-sponsored teams for the Movember Foundation have raised tens of thousands of dollars to support these causes.
Dove Men+Care does more than make grooming product for guys; it campaigns for various fatherhood-related issues. We have partnered with DM+C many times for causes such as advocating for paid paternity leave and encouraging all men to be father figures. Dove Men+Care has even used several of our fathers and their children in their ad campaigns.
PROMISE WALK FOR PREECLAMPSIA
More than a dozen families walked and pushed strollers across the Brooklyn Bridge in 2013 to raise awareness and money to support the Preeclampsia Foundation efforts to educate people and improve health care practices for the millions of mothers and their babies who are impacted annually by preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
BRONX FATHERHOOD PROGRAM
We set up a registry on Amazon.com so our members and friends could purchase child-care items (wipes, diaper, strollers and more) and even laptops for fathers enrolled in The Bronx Fatherhood Program, an initiative to help young, non-custodial fathers improve parenting skills, improve communication with his co-parent, and contribute consistently to their child’s well-being – emotionally, financially, and materially.