In Support of Equity Before Birth
UPDATE: With more than $70,000 raised by Nuggeteer fans at home, and thanks to an extra assist from Team Nugget, the latest edition of Nugget Cover Club ended with a $100,000 donation to Equity Before Birth! The Cover Club continues to make a larger and larger impact in our community, and we're so grateful for everyone who plays along, knowing that winning is unlikely, but making a positive difference is guaranteed. We'll check in with Equity Before Birth later this year to provide more information on how these funds are being put to work!
Last year, we launched Nugget Cover Club as a way to support organizations near and dear to our hearts. The concept is simple: Nuggeteers enter a contest (purchasing as many entries as they like) to win rare, coveted cover sets, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting non-profit organizations doing life-changing, hugely important work.
Why did we start Cover Club? Mid-pandemic, we looked around and wondered what we could do to further support children and families during such a tumultuous time. Since 2020, we’ve partnered with Student U, You Can Vote, and No Kids Hungry, raising a total of $142,000 for these partner organizations.
And we’re not stopping there.
We’re kicking off 2021 Cover Clubs in support of Equity Before Birth, an organization that stands out with their thoughtful and intentional approach to supporting Black birthing persons and children. They sponsor families during the prenatal and postpartum period, providing vital services such as birthing support, pelvic floor physical therapy, breastfeeding consults, and more. In the U.S., where the majority of employed individuals do not have access to paid parental leave, organizations like Equity Before Birth are stepping in to provide paid leave for their clients, decreasing the financial strain on families and improving overall maternal and infant outcomes.
How can you get involved? Our latest installment of Nugget Cover Club starts today and runs through March 2nd, with the winners announced on the morning of March 3rd. Learn more about Equity Before Birth on their website — and tune back in this week for a Q&A blog post with their Executive Director, Joy Spencer.