How long will it take to get a gift?
On average we have a waiting list of about 250 families and the wait from when you apply to when your gift is delivered is about 6-7 months long. The best chance you have of receiving a gift before your baby is born, is to contact us as early as possible in your pregnancy, tell us the sex of your baby or update us as soon as you know, as most donors prefer to give a ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ gift, and keep us up to date as your contact info changes.
Who will contact me about my gift?
The first person to contact you will be our Match Coordinator. They will help you update your application if your contact info, or needs, have changed since applying. Once your file is updated they will match you to a volunteer who is available to start collecting needed items and preparing your gift. The volunteer has no longer than one month to make your gift. Once your gift is ready to deliver, the volunteer will contact you to find a good day and time to deliver your gift.
How do you decide who gets a gift?
Generally, who receives a gift is based on who applies first. Occasionally when a donor has a preference as to where in Manitoba to deliver, or requests a specific type of family (for example a teen mom), we make matches in order not to lose the donations. We do our best to be fair.
Do you help families expecting more twins or triplets?
Yes. Over the years we have had many successful twin family matches and even one triplet match!!
Can my request for help be a secret from my family?
Yes. You will have a chance to tell us any important details in your application form. If your safety is an issue if your family finds out you are asking for help, please let us know this and arrangements will be made to protect you and your privacy.
Can someone apply for me, like a social worker, public health nurse or friend?
Yes, as long as the person can answer all of our application questions and can reach you to arrange delivery once your gift is ready.
I don’t have a phone or email address for your project to contact me, can I still apply?
Yes. You can list anyone as a contact person for you and we will contact them to either pass a message along to you or to arrange all of the delivery details with.
I received a gift from You Can’t Spoil A Baby in the past for my first baby. Will you give me another gift for my next child?
Yes. We understand that things happen and that baby items cannot always be stored for future babies.
Where else can I get help for my baby?
Please review our list at Other Resources.
If you still have a question please contact us.