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:
In the month of November, some of our members grow mustaches to create a “hairy ribbon” symbolizing the need to raise awareness and funds for health issues that affect men such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and depression. In three years, our co-sponsored teams for Movember have raised more than $70,000.
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.
NYC Dads Group members have volunteered numerous over the years to work with 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.