Allen Rickert is a man who is passionate about toys that inspire children. He and his staff literally travel the world, seeking toys that enhance play — toys that are educational, ecologically friendly, multicultural, less sexist and nonviolent.
Seattle-based Katlin Jackson founded Haiti Babi after volunteering in a Haitian orphanage, where she saw firsthand the poverty that deprives mothers of the means to support their children. Her mission was simple: jobs for moms.
Parents can outfit their growing children for a fraction of the retail cost; a great way to help stretch those dollars. Visit the event nearest you for deals on gently-used children's clothes, gear, toys and more.