Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Care
 

Baby Bank Donations Guide

As a general rule of thumb, please only donate items that you would be proud to give a close friend or family member. Items should be clean, safe and in good working order.

Due to space and storage limitations, we have to be mindful of the items that we accept into the baby bank. The fabulous generosity of local parents has meant that we have been slightly overwhelmed at times! Therefore, if the item you wish to donate is not listed below, feel free to contact us in the first instance. Alternatively, please see our Baby Bank FAQs for a note of other local organisations who would be delighted to accept your generous donation.

Baby Starter Packs

We currently work to provide baby starter packs to local parents who need our assistance. These make a wonderful "gift from the community" to help get parent and child off to a good start. In order to create these packs we need the following items:

  • Baby baths
  • Newborn nappies
  • Wipes
  • Toiletries (baby bath, shampoo, cotton wool, etc)
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Muslin squares
  • Newborn & Young Baby Clothes

Other Donations:

We are also happy to accept the following at any time:

  • Children's clothes and shoes (up to age 7)
  • Nappies (any size)

We do get requests for specific items, and will post these to our Facebook Page, however if you have something and would like to donate it, please feel free to contact us.

Condition of Items:

All clothing should be freshly laundered. If you have a lot of items to donate, it would really help us if it was sorted and bagged by size and gender.

If clothing or cot linen has been in storage please consider washing it again before donating to us, as this saves our volunteers having to take on this task.

We pride ourselves on passing on items in great condition. It makes all the difference to the family on the receiving end. If you are not sure whether your clothing donation is suitable or not, a good test is if you would give it to the children of a good friend? If the answer is yes, we are happy to receive it.

If you are responding to a request for a cot, pram, pushchair or highchair, these items have mandatory safety standards that we are legally obliged to meet. We can only rehome them if they pass this safety checklist.

Getting your donation to us:

Simply check the Drop Off Points page for up-to-date information on donation points and opening times.

Please do not leave the items at our facility without arranging with a member of the team first of all, as this can be a fire hazard and causes difficulty for the other organisations who share our office space.

Thank you.

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