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