Jack's Basket

A nonprofit organization

$9,715 raised by 32 donors

This year, Jack's Basket has experienced phenomenal growth and expansion! We have celebrated over 1,500 babies in 2023! Over 8,000 babies have been welcomed with a Jack's Basket in all 50 states and in 41 countries! Thank you for joining us in supporting new families and celebrating babies around the world. The year, and our work, is not over yet! Help us continue to reach new medical providers and send baskets to babies near and far. 

How to help Jack's Basket on Give to the Max Day 2023:

Give a one-time donation of $150 to cover the cost of an entire basket and shipping costs! Any gift of ANY amount makes an impact, here are other ways you can give:  

  • $50 buys the books that inform and inspire new and expectant parents on this journey. 
  • $25 makes sure each basket contains a blanket for snuggling and a toy for baby's playtime.
  • $21 covers domestic shipping cost for a basket

Jack’s Basket is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to celebrate babies with Down syndrome.  We strive to ensure that every new and expectant parent is provided resources and avenues of support within the community.  We aim to equip medical providers with tools to discuss the diagnosis in an unbiased way in hopes that having a baby with Down syndrome is celebrated like any other.

Jack’s Basket was created in 2014 by Carissa Carroll.  After a year of finding joy in the unexpected, Jack’s family wanted to celebrate his life by bringing hope and encouragement to another family starting their journey.  As she contemplated what to bring a family, flowers were an obvious, but not quite meaningful enough gift, so in March 2014, Jack’s family delivered their first Jack’s Basket to the same hospital where Jack was born in Minnesota.  In December 2016, Carissa made Jack’s Basket an official 501(c)3 so she could increase her reach and continue to be there to congratulate and support families on their journey.

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Organization name

Jack's Basket

Tax id (EIN)



Health Children & Family


1170 Red Fox Road
Arden Hills, MN 55112


651 456 8321

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