START COLLECTING BABY CLOTHES
Collect baby clothing in sizes 0-12 months. Blankets, bibs, and board books are also welcome. Please make sure donations are clean, folded, stain-free and buttoned up.
HOW TO GET DONATIONS OF BABY CLOTHES
Spread the word about your baby clothing drive through friends, mothers clubs, schools and online community websites like Craigslist.org. Consignment stores are often willing to donate their inventory of baby clothes, especially items that have been on the shelves for a while.
Here’s some sample text: Baby Clothes Drive for Homeless Babies: I’m collecting for a fabulous local nonprofit, Loved Twice (www.LovedTwice.org), who donates clothing to low-income infants. We are accepting new and gently used baby clothing in sizes 0-12 months. Blankets, bibs, and board books are also welcome. Please make sure donations are clean, folded, stain-free and buttoned up. It’s a great motivation to organize you and your baby’s lives and support other mothers and babies living in poverty. You can drop off at my home (insert location here) or schedule a pick-up if needed.
WHAT GOES IN EACH BOX?
Each box should contain clothing for one boy or girl for the first year of life. The weather in your area should obviously be considered, as should the kinds of donations that you’ve managed to collect. For example, one box might contain: 2 blankets, 6 pairs of socks, 6 hats, 1 board book, 10 pairs of pants, 10 short sleeve onesies, 10 long sleeve onesies, 10 sleepers, 5 bibs & 10 extras (overalls, jackets, dresses, diapers, baby Bjorn, etc…)
This is the fun part! Get help from your children, friends or family to pack and organize these special deliveries. Sort by gender. Remove choking hazards, religious material and any advertising from your packages.
Download Boy/Girl signs for your boxes »
READY FOR DELIVERY?
You’re lucky. There’s nothing like being welcomed by a social worker or case manager who shares your compassion for helping newborns in need. Finding social service agencies in your area is easy. A simple internet search for “family shelters” in your city will showcase agencies who can distribute the items you collected. Alternatively, visit 211.org and by entering your zip code you will find prenatal clinics, safe homes and hospitals in your community.
SHARE YOUR STORIES
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know where and when you donated the baby clothes, this allows us to track the impact together we are making nationwide. Post photos of your delivery to our Facebook page to show others what a positive difference you’re making.
Please know what a wonderful impact you are making on the lives of disadvantaged newborns in your community. Some of the babies you’ll be helping go straight from the hospital to a shelter. If it weren’t for you, they’d have little to help them keep warm besides a hospital-issued blanket.