Volunteering at Room to Grow

A group of Kerafast employees visited a local charity, Room to Grow, last week as part of our mission to give back to our local and global communities. Room to Grow is dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty during their first three years of development, and we spent a great morning helping to organize some of their newly donated baby clothing.

Based in both Boston and New York, Room to Grow provides low-income families with individualized parenting support and education, as well as access to many essential baby items, including clothing, bedding, books, bottles and more. The goal is to ensure babies reach their developmental milestones and start school on track to succeed. On Friday morning, our team traveled from our office in Boston’s Seaport District to lend a hand organizing new donations.

After a quick orientation, our team spent two hours sorting newly donated baby clothing into different sizes, ranging from newborn to toddler. We quality checked, folded and counted the clothing, and then helped organize the shelves that house all the inventory. When parents visit Room to Grow, they browse those shelves to select the items their children will need until their next appointment. After finishing up at Room to Grow, we headed to a restaurant next door for a team lunch.

We had a great time and look forward to our next volunteering session. Giving back is a valued part of our culture here at Kerafast; as part of our company mission, we give back to science by returning a generous portion of every sale to the scientists and institutions that contribute Reagents for the Greater Good. Learn more about our efforts to give back to our local and global communities here.

Room to Grow is always interested in donations and volunteers. Learn more about how to support the organization here, and check out some pictures from our volunteer outing below.

Dave and Matt hard at work sorting newly donated baby clothes.






The baby clothes folded, sorted by size, and ready to be shelved.






Amy, William and Matt organizing the shelves of baby clothing.






The Kerafast volunteer team at the end of our shift.