The Global Gift Registry was founded in 2020 by philanthropists and activists Jacqueline Nickelberry & Yetta Banks at the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States. Jacqueline created this community-led gifting movement after a chance encounter with a homeless woman who was in the third trimester and sleeping on a cement bench. On March 28, 2020, while on a run through downtown Miami, Jacqueline met this woman and then spent two days bringing her food and supplies while also trying to locate her safe shelter. Frustrated by the lack of resources for expecting women, the Global Gift Registry was founded in the belief that all women and families should have access to the basic necessities to start life off right regardless of their circumstances. With a strong call to action, the Global Gift Registry has rallied women from around the world to “virtually shower” those in need.
What we do
We take a grassroots approach to providing essential supplies for expecting women, children and families in vulnerable communities. By shining a spotlight on the need for necessities such as non-perishable food, personal care products, clothing and baby supplies, we rally around organizations who take immediate action to deploy these resources to communities in real time. We make philanthropy more accessible by encouraging participation regardless of income level on a virtual platform. Our work is founded on the core principle of community-led gifting and our program is infused with the commitment and passion to see lives change one gift at a time.
Our call-to-action is clear. We stand arm-in-arm in support of our most vulnerable, underserved and economically deprived communities. We come together doing what women always do in times of crisis; we rally together looking out for our neighbors creating unique solutions for tough problems. We activate in real time – providing essential supplies to families within days of purchase.