Jessica Alba and The Honest Company are giving back.
In honor of Mother’s Day, The Honest Company donated 1.5 million diapers to Baby2Baby, a Los Angeles non-profit that helps provide low-income children up to 12 years of age with diapers, clothing and other basic necessities.
“At The Honest Company, we’re devoted to empowering people to live happy, healthy lives,” co-founder Jessica Alba, 37, tells PEOPLE. “A mother should never have to choose between feeding her children and buying diapers. Baby2Baby helps new mothers so they don’t have to make that impossible decision, and we can’t think of a better charitable partner for The Honest Company.”
“The Honest Company and Baby2Baby share a joint mission to improve the lives of families everywhere,” adds Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, co-presidents of Baby2Baby. “Baby2Baby is grateful for The Honest Company’s dedication to drive change in the community — together we will help a lot of families around the United States.”
Additionally, The Honest Company plans to provide Baby2Baby with bundles filled with diapers and other hygiene items for more than 600 families annually and will continue to visit the non-profit’s Los Angeles headquarters on a monthly basis to help put together kits for families.
This year, Alba also celebrated her first Mother’s Day since welcoming her third child, 4-month-old son Hayes.
Sharing a sweet photo with her son and daughters Honor Marie, 9½, and Haven Garner, 6, the actress reflected on how being a mother is “the best and hardest and most heartbreaking thing there is.”
Motherhood: it’s a doozy, isn’t it? Your world gets turned completely upside down. Everything you thought you knew about what was important is no longer. And all the things you once took for granted — like sleep, and sitting down to eat an actual meal — become the greatest luxuries. Little people change you. To love and need someone that much and have them love and need you just as much…it’s the best and hardest and most heartbreaking thing there is. I still can’t believe it, but my oldest baby is almost 10 years old. And you know what? She doesn’t need me in the same ways she once did. There goes that heartbreak again…but it’s true. The time we have with our little ones when they’re actually little is so fleeting. And it’s a reminder for me to be present and cherish every messy moment. Every tantrum, every tired cry, every bit of these days that sometimes feel like they’ll never end. Because the truth is, they will. As a first-time mother, I was still learning about this person I had become. And I felt like everything had to be just perfect. But these days, I’m ok if my baby cries a little bit…because I know he’ll be ok. And so what if the dishes pile up in the sink…and if my living room looks nothing like the Instagram post five seconds after I take the picture. It’s all ok. This Mother’s Day (and really, every day), I want to thank you for trusting us @honest to be a part of your journey. And I want to let you know that even if it doesn’t always feel like it, you’ve got this. It’s not gonna be perfect. But you’re an amazing mama. And that’s everything. xo. 😘❤✨
“Your world gets turned completely upside down,” she wrote. “Everything you thought you knew about what was important is no longer. And all the things you once took for granted — like sleep, and sitting down to eat an actual meal — become the greatest luxuries. Little people change you.”