*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.
You Can’t Spoil a Baby has connected expectant Manitoba families in need to donors since November 2011. Participating in our project as a gift applicant, donor, or volunteer is a memorable experience that encourages healthier and more connected communities while benefiting the planet too since our gifts are made primarily of once-loved baby items.
Our concept is simple:
Donors either drop off their once-loved baby items to one of our 10+ Drop Spots where our team will make and deliver a gift on their behalf, or, after reading a brief training document, donors can make and deliver their own gift using items they have collected, including from our stock.
Families in need apply online (we are not accepting new applications in 2023), and after a short wait (check our tracker on the right side of each page), a customized gift of baby clothes in sizes up to 18 months, one ‘wish list’ item, and many other baby items to help with the first year of life are delivered to the family. To make the gift even more special, we attach a greeting card and deliver a special gift for any big siblings.
It has been a privilege for us to be invited into people’s lives during this special and vulnerable time that is becoming a parent, and we are thrilled to continue to get the chance to do so. Our donors, volunteers, fans, and gift applicants are our project’s heartbeat!
Supporting You Can’t Spoil a Baby has never been easier. We offer ongoing and one-time volunteer positions for individuals, businesses and community groups. Check out our website for volunteer opportunities or contact us and we will help you find where your interests and skills can fit within our project. We know how busy life gets, so we prioritize opportunities that can be done from your home or business, and on your schedule.