We make and deliver gifts to help with the first year of the baby’s life. If you are trying to decide what to donate, ask yourself, ‘will a baby need this in their first year’? Here are some ideas for the most needed items we accept:
- Baby Clothing
(sizes preemie to 18 months, once-loved or new) e.g.: basics (high need for sleepers/pajamas), outerwear, footwear, seasonal etc. To protect our gift recipients and volunteers, we respectfully encourage people who have, or recently had, bed bugs or who smoke in their home, to disclose this at the time of donation.
- Breastfeeding Items
e.g.: nursing pads, bras, breast pumps, nursing pillows etc.
- Diapering Items
e.g.: disposable (open packs ok if clean and in ziploc bag) or cloth diapers, wipes, change pads, diaper bags etc.
- Bath/Hygiene Items
e.g.: natural unscented baby soaps, diaper creams, baby bath tubs, wash cloths, menstrual pads for postpartum period etc.
- Sleep Items
e.g.: receiving blankets, crib mattress and bedding, baby monitors, co-sleepers etc.
- Feeding Items
e.g.: bibs, bottles, highchair, cutlery, food processors, baby food etc.
- Baby Carriers
- Baby Gear
e.g.: bouncy chairs, exersaucers, swings, baby toys and books etc.
- Baby Furniture
e.g.: bassinet, crib, playpens, change table, rocking chair, dressers.
(Note: In order for a crib to be accepted it must include information that identifies the manufacturer, model number, date of manufacture, original hardware and assembly instructions- either printed or online version. No drop-side cribs please. Cribs made before September 1986 do not meet current safety standards and are illegal to sell under the law.)
e.g.: umbrella stroller, single, or doubles. Strollers made before 1985 may not meet current safety standards, and may not be sold. Strollers must come with a lap belt, or safety harness that is solidly attached to the seat or frame. Strollers must be accompanied by information that identifies the manufacturer, model number, and the date of manufacture.
- Car Seat accessories (but not car seats, unless brand new in box)
- Presents Suitable for ‘Big-Sibling’ Gifts: e.g.: quality books and toys, activities, art supplies, etc. Most big sibling gifts are needed for 2-17 year olds.
If you’re ready to donate items, please visit our How To Donate page.
**We love helping Manitoba families as much as you do! If we are unable to use your donated items, we will pass them along to another charitable organization that helps Manitoban families in need.