*IMPORTANT UPDATE: WE ARE CLOSED*
After 11 years, You Can’t Spoil a Baby has closed it’s doors for an unknown amount of time. Change happens to the best of us and we need time to reassess our future of offering baby supplies to Manitoba families in need.
We know that the need for resources is huge right now so this decision was not made lightly. Thank you for being there with us along this journey and we hope to be back in the future. 💜
In the meantime, if you need baby supplies or are looking for a place to donate your baby things, consider checking out Manitoba 211 where you can search for government, health and social services, 24/7 in many languages.
Your feedback is meaningful and helpful. Contact us with your questions, opinions, ideas, or to share your experience of being involved in our project.
Pamela Delisle BFA, BSW
Founder and Executive Director
Pamela created YCSAB in November 2011 and continues nurturing our daily operations while strategizing and implementing plans to ensure the project can continue to provide a baby gift to every Manitoba family in need who requests one. Pamela’s volunteer roles included managing a team of Directors, communicating with YCSAB’s Advisory Committee, and strategic planning including allocating YCSAB’s fundraised resources to ensure project goals are met. Pamela cares deeply about operating a high-quality organization which helps reduce child poverty, encourages the reuse of gently used baby items in order to reduce our environmental footprint, and to share information with parents about how to nurture strong and lasting connections with their children.
VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT TEAM
As a Match Coordinator volunteer since 2015, Chandra reviews our gift applications and makes the appropriate considerations to connect families in need to our Gift Coordinators and ‘Make One Gift’ volunteers. If you have already applied for a gift and you have a question about your application please email Chandra.
‘Make One Gift’ Coordinator
Originally a ‘Make One Gift’ volunteer herself, then a powerhouse Gift Coordinator, Jezz has come full circle as our MOG Coordinator. Jezz welcomes and supports ‘Make One Gift’ volunteers from when they apply until when they deliver the custom baby gift they’ve made for a family in need. If you have questions about volunteering to ‘Make One Gift’ please send Jezz an email.
Ashley Jones is responsible for writing copy, designing graphics, and managing and publishing all submitted and curated content. Contact Ashley if you’ve volunteered for YCSAB and you have a story to share about your experience.
Director of Donations
Amnesty’s years of hands on experience sorting donations and gift making and then operational experience as a Mini-Blitz Coordinator positions her perfectly to understand and support the needs of our donations team.
Kyra liaises with our Gift Coordinator volunteers, and based on their needs, develops and implements strategies to improve access and acquisition to needed items. Email Kyra if you have a unique or complex donation you’d like to discuss, including hosting your very own donation drive.
Request Pick-Up Coordinator
When our generous donors have baby items to donation but no means to deliver it to one of our donation drop spots, they apply on our website to request a pick-up. Michelle is our trusty volunteer, responsible for assessing and responding to all ‘Request Pick-Up’ applications.