Scott and Renee Baio Sell Celeb Baby Items for a Good Cause

06/01/2009 at 05:00 PM ET
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Scott Baio and his wife Renee raised over $16,000 in just six hours on Saturday for their Bailey Baio Foundation — by selling celebrity baby hand-me-downs.

The Celebrity Baby Yard Sale featured the finest toys and togs enjoyed by celebrity offspring, as well as new clothes from hip L.A. baby boutiques such as Mabel’s Labels, Ju-Ju-Be and BuckleyBoo, including 500 new pairs of shoes donated by the event’s principal sponsor, Stride Rite.

“I thought that a celebrity baby yard sale was be the perfect way to raise money,” said Renee Baio, who started the foundation with her husband to promote newborn screening and to help families with children who have metabolic disorders.

“Being married to a celebrity, you get to see how much stuff you actually get for their kids. So it seemed a natural to marry the two.”

The couple were inspired to start the foundation after their 19-month-old daughter, Bailey DeLuca, tested positive for a potentially fatal metabolic disorder. Their only child together turned out to be perfectly healthy.

Of course if you are the celebrity in question, such largesse has its drawbacks. “We have been keeping all this stuff at our house,” Scott told PEOPLE. “For the last week, our living room has looked like a warehouse.”

Items up for grabs at the sale included a classic car-shaped baby bouncer that Dennis and Kimberly Quaid used for their twins, an outdoor play structure that once belonged to actress Kristy Swanson‘s son Magnus Hart, 2, and pajamas previously worn by Josselyn Sydney, daughter of Dancing With the Stars host Samantha Harris.

For the youngest shoppers at the yard sale, the highlight of the event had no price tag. It came at 11 a.m., when the colorful five-person song and dance troop, The Jumpitz, entertained the crowd, which included Jason Priestley and his 23-month-old daughter Ava Veronica (who came dressed as Snow White), Marissa Jaret Winokur and her son Zev Isaac, 10 months, and Larry Birkhead and his 2 ½-year-old daughter Dannielynn Hope, who enjoyed pretending to be a tiger during the group’s animal song.

After the show, everyone went back into buying — or at least that’s what the Baio family hoped for. “We have to sell it all or I am in deep do-do with Scott,” joked Renee.

To buy leftover items and get more information about an eBay store that will feature other items next month, visit the Bailey Baio Foundation Web site.

Source: PEOPLE

— Oliver Jones

Click below for photos of Marissa and Zev, Kristy and Magnus, Jason and Ava, and Larry and Dannielynn!

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Marissa Jaret Winokur and Zev Isaac, 10 months.

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Kristy Swanson and Magnus Hart, 2.

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Tracey Gold, Aiden Michael, 5, and Dylan Christopher, 14 months.

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Jason Priestley, Ava Veronica, 23 months, Scott Baio and Bailey Baio, 19 months.

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Larry Birkhead and Dannielynn Hope, 2 ½.

Zev wears Isabooties in Anchors Away ($29).

Bailey wears Robeez Mini Shoez Patent MJ in Pink ($32).

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annanicolefan on

Dannielynn looks soooo much like her mama sooo pretty!

Brooklyn on

They are all so adorable!
Ava is so cute and Marissa & Kristy looks gorgeous!


Dannielynn is so pretty.

alexia kaelyyn on

Ava Bailey and Dannilynn are beautiful little girls.

Sam & Freya's Mum on

good to celebrities giving to a give cause instead of being ‘gifted’, and Ava is a real cutie!

Julia on

Dannielynn is too cute 🙂

HeatherR on

All of those kids are the spitting images of their Moms!!! Too funny!

gianna on

dannilynn looks so cute. Jason’s daughter Ava is so beautifukl, looks a lot like him. Bailey got big, she looks nothing at all like scott.

Jaime on

Gia, I think bailey is scott’s mini-me!!!!

brook on

Bailey looks HUGE!! Look how much bigger she is than Ava~who is 4 mos younger! Mine were the first teeny-tiny my second HUGE!!

Jennifer on

They’re all so cute! 🙂

Magnus has gorgeous blue eyes.

Dannielynn is such a beautiful little girl.

victoria on

yuo get the sense taht they are doing this for the right reason ( being helping ) vs the publicity
bravo to them! i am sooo tired of reading about celebs and all thier ‘doo goooding’ just to get themselves out there and in print

they seem very down to earth and genuine about it and i applaud them for it keep it up!

Solène on

Wow, Bailey looks a lot like Scott now IMO! It’s amazing!

Georgia41 on

Magnus is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

kris on

Bravo to the Baio’s. They seem to be very aware that they are lucky to have so much.

All the little ones look adorable. I love the picture of Scott and Jason with their little girls. So cute to see those to as Daddy’s.

Judith on

This is the best article I have seen on here. It’s so touching, that so many celebs will part with their children’s clothes for a good cause. Bailey looks adorable and so does Dannielynn.

FC on

I can’t beleve how big Dannielynn has gotten. She doesn’t look like a baby any longer. And Magnus looks a lot like Kristy. Cute photos of the kiddies and their parents. 🙂

Laurie on

My grandson was diagnosed with methylmelonic acidemia when he was 5 days old. He is almost 2 now and I appreciate the awareness of importance of newborn screenings. Thanks to the Baio family.

Laurie on

PS–MMA is a potentially fatal metabolic disorder if not diagnosed early enough. Never heard of it before my grandsons diagnosis. Thanks again for the awareness

Allison on

What a great thing the Baio’s did for charity! They seem like very selfless and giving people. I think Bailey looks a lot like Renee, but I can see Scott in her eyes.