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COVID-19 Update for Gift Applicants

Starting October 23, 2020 we are again accepting new gift applications from pregnant Manitobans who need baby items to help with their baby’s first year. If you have successfully applied for a gift, please know that we will contact you once you are at the top of the waiting list.

Due to the pandemic it is hard to guess how long you will be on our waiting list, but please trust that our team of dedicated volunteers is working very hard to get you the baby supplies we know your family needs. Thanks for your patience!

You Can’t Spoil a Baby wants to help reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus. When the time comes to deliver your baby gift, our volunteers have been asked to keep a two-meter distance from you during the outdoor delivery of your gift, and/or where a mask if social distancing is not possible. If you would like to get a head start on receiving your gift, please read and understand our document Covid-19 Guidelines so that both you and our delivery volunteer can stay healthy during the delivery of your gift.

  • Do you live in Manitoba?
  • Are you pregnant?
  • Are you living in poverty, getting Income Assistance or Disability, or having trouble making ends meet no matter how hard you try?
  • Do you need baby clothes and baby items?

If you answered yes to all four questions, we will find a volunteer to collect, make and deliver to you a set of newborn to 18 month baby clothes (if needed), one ‘wish list’ baby item, a few other helpful baby items and a big sibling gift if you have other children.

Please only apply if you have no other way to get your baby what they need. Most of the expectant parents who apply for a gift do not have friends or family to give them baby items, are single parents or young couples living on Income Assistance, are newcomers to Canada who are starting over, are parents leaving abusive relationships, or parents who have had a series of tough breaks who need help.

Total delivered gifts:2636
Families awaiting gifts:43
Average wait time, days:173
Estimated gift delivery if you apply today:April, 2021

To request a gift, submit a request here.

Note: If your baby is already born, please check our list of Other Resources for help, as due to our long waiting times we are unable to provide a gift before your older baby would outgrow the majority of the donated items in sizes newborn to 18 months.