How to Help

Volunteer

We rely on big hearts in our community to sort donations, fill requests, and quickly get essentials to children in need in our community. We have adapted our volunteer opportunities to keep everyone safe. We even have opportunities that can be done at home, on your own time. Sign up to volunteer with Little Hands here!

Donate Items

We accept donations of new and “gently used” items for babies from newborn to 3 years of age. A detailed list of the items we accept and need is available here. Donations are hand-sorted, bundled, and delivered right to parents and babies in critical need. 

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Host a Collection Drive

Leverage your network to help those in need. Host a drive at your workplace, school, home, organization, place of worship, etc. This is an excellent way to get involved on the ground. For more information about how to host a donation drive and items we most critically need at the time, or to request a donation bin for your drive, contact us!

Donate Money

Your contribution will help Little Hands support babies and moms in need with necessities like diapers, clothes, essentials and more. Donate here!

Items We Accept

Quality is Dignity

Below is a detailed list of items we accept. While some items must be new,  most can be “gently used.” Gently used items must be clean, in good shape, and have plenty of life left for another child. 

We accept clothing size newborn to 5T. Clothes must be clean and free of holes, rips, and stains. Clothes can not have a team, business logo, holiday, or reference to a family member (mom, dad, sister, brother, etc.).

Items can also be sent to us directly through our Amazon Wish List.

 * Must be new

Baby & Toddler Items:

Clothes:

  • Onesies
  • Footed pajamas
  • 2 piece pajamas
  • Pants
  • Tops
  • Sweaters/Sweatshirts/Fleeces
  • Winter Coats
  • Shoes
  • Socks*
  • Underwear* (up to size 5T)

 

Toiletries: 

  • Diapers*
  • Wipes*
  • Hooded Towel*
  • Wash Cloth*
  • Baby Soap*
  • Baby Lotion*
  • Diaper Cream*
  • Children’s Toothbrush*
  • Children’s Toothpaste*
  • Baby Hair Brush*
  • Baby Nail Clippers*
  • Thermometer*
  • Pacifiers* (must be in the packaging)

Blankets/Bedding:

  • Swaddles (both Halo type swaddles and swaddle blankets)
  • Blankets
  • Crib sheets
  • Crib mattress pads
  • Pack-n-play sheets

Baby Equipment:

  • Feeding Supplies* (Bottles, sippy cups, bowls, plates, spoons)
  • Stroller (single and double; must be clean, have air in the tires, and fold easily)
  • Pack-n-play
  • Swing
  • Bouncer
  • Jumper/Activity Center
  • High Chair (must be easy to fold or collapse)
  • Baby Carrier
  • Changing Pad (must be clean)
  • Baby Bath Tub
  • Playmat
  • Nursing Pillow
  • Diaper Bag
  • Burp Cloths*
  • Bibs*
  • Baby Monitor
  • Car Seat (Infant & Convertible; Must be clean, never been in an accident, and have at least 2 years left befor expiring)
  • Books (we do not accept religious, holiday or family books)
  • Toys (age appropriate for newborn to 3 years old)

Items for Mom:

  • Nursing Pads*
  • Milk Storage Bags*
  • Nipple Cream*
  • No-skid Socks*
  • Pads*
  • Nursing Bra* (we prefer bras that come in size S, M, L, XL)
  • Breast Pump*

 

Items we DO NOT accept:

  • Diaper pails
  • Swim diapers
  • Cloth diapers
  • Glass bottles
  • Bottle warmers
  • Bottle drying racks and cleaners
  • Training potties
  • Parenting books
  • Baby proofing items
  • Sound machines
  • Laundry detergent
  • Nursing covers
  • Car seat mirrors
  • Co-sleepers
  • Rock N Plays
  • Booster car seats
  • Bumpers and crib skirts
  • Cribs/Toddler beds (we will crowd source for furniture for specific partner requests on a case by case basis; unfortunately we do not have enough room to store furniture)
  • Maternity clothes