Young boys create campaign to help families with babies in Harford County

Posted at 6:30 PM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-20 20:01:44-05

Anyone who has kids can tell you, babies are expensive. Many families struggle to afford clothes and diapers for their little ones. In Harford County, two young boys are stepping up to help some of those families in need with their campaign, “Hearts for Babies”.


11-year-old Vincent Reiley and 9-year-old Gavin Reiley saw firsthand how much care a baby needs and just how expensive that can get when their younger brother, Dean was born. The two became worried about those struggling to care for babies.


“I felt bad for all of the babies that didn’t have enough,” said Vincent. “I know that there’s a ton of people who don’t have it and giving to the people that need it is a good thing”.


Vincent and Gavin created "Hearts for Babies". It's a campaign to collect baby clothes and diapers for families financially struggling with babies in Harford County. They brought the idea of their campaign to their school, Harford Day and school leaders were happy to get involved.


 “I was blown away frankly that students as young as Gavin and Vincent would think about doing something so selfless,” said Dr. Gray Smith, the Head of the School.


The Reiley brothers started a school-wide campaign where students, teachers and people in the community can donate baby clothes and diapers. The donations will then go to two local organizations that will help families in need.


School leaders are adding extra incentive for students. If they are able to collect 50 articles of baby clothing and 50 boxes of diapers by Valentine’s Day, students will be able to dress down for a day.


If you would like to donate items, there will be donation boxes at Harford Day School