INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – The Buggy Bunch, a one and a half year-old non-profit Christian organization made up of hundreds of mothers, grandmothers, and nannies on the Treasure Coast, exists to support families by providing a forum that allows them to connect and fellowship with others, as well as volunteer and share their faith.
The group was formed in December 2009 by four moms wanting to get together to walk the Barber Bridge for fitness and fellowship.
Less than a year later, the group grew to more than 800 members and incorporated into a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
The Buggy Bunch’s President, Kelly Sartain, says she can hardly believe the growth the group has experienced in just a little over a year. She has a heart for sharing the love of Jesus Christ with moms in our community and as a result said she felt called to start The Buggy Bunch with a little help from her friends.
“Although we do lots of fun stuff like playdates and outings, I was very adamant that TBB’s focus remain the same…bringing the Lord to area moms,” said Sartain.
And by fun stuff Sartain, with the help of a Leadership team comprised of 27 volunteers, began to build a group that offers activities almost daily and has grown mostly by word-of-mouth.
That team volunteers in areas ranging from event planning to bereavement counseling. The group’s website, www.thebuggybunch.com, offers an online community where members can post pictures, chat instantly, and have access to a jam-packed calendar of events.
Best of all, membership to The Buggy Bunch is free.
The events range from small, age-appropriate playgroups to outings at local businesses such as indoor bounce houses and roller skating rinks, which offer group members a discount.
If you’d like to be a part of the fastest growing moms group to hit the Treasure Coast or are interested in volunteering (several chair positions are open in the areas of fundraising, major event planning to name a few), please register online at www.thebuggybunch.com.