What We Do
We collect good-quality second-hand clothes, equipment and furniture for families in need. Here are some of the ways we support local families:
Newborn Starter Kits
Inspired by Finland’s baby boxes and the trend for a baby shower celebration, we can provide expectant mums with a ‘newborn starter kit’. Our newborn starter kits contain essential items for mother and baby to help with those difficult early months. From clothing and bedding to nappies and wipes, we collect it all and pack it into a Moses basket and baby bath.
We hold a store of baby items such as cots, pushchairs, bottles and slings. These are donated upon specific requests from referring agencies.
We provide bundles of clothes for babies, toddlers and even children up to the age of 16 (occasionally up to 18 years). But we don’t just provide clothing for children, we also donate maternity and nursing clothing for expectant and breastfeeding mothers.
We know the cost of school uniform, so we carry a stock of generic items, much of it new and donated by local stores. We are also often able to source used logo items for local first, middle and senior schools.
We accept financial donations, which we use to buy items such as mattresses, bottles and car seats that must be brand new. Visit the Donations section of the website to learn more and find out how you can contribute to The Baby Bank.