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DONATE ITEMS

 

IMPORTANT:

 

Due to the volume of donations received, we are currently at max capacity. As such, we are not accepting pickup requests at this time.

 

We are however accepting limited donations via drop-off at our warehouse (24 14th Street #204 in Gowanus) on Tuesdays 3-6pm. The following items ONLY will be accepted: strollers, car seats, bassinets, pack & plays, cribs, toddler beds, crib/toddler bed mattresses.

 

Thank you for your understanding. 

 

Download a TAX DEDUCTION RECEIPT. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

 

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For the safety of the children we serve, please check to verify your donations have not been RECALLED at CPSC or Baby Center. Thank you!

 

 

What items do we accept?

 

CLOTHING – SUMMER ONLY children’s clothing (newborn to age 4), summer shoes & hats

 

SLEEP - Cribs manufactured AFTER 6/28/2011; Toddler beds; Crib mattresses; Pack & plays; Bassinets; Moses baskets; Snuggle nests

 

BEDDING - Receiving blankets; Crib/Toddler bed sheets; Blankets; Waterproof pads

 

CAR - Infant car seats; Toddler car seats; Booster car seats (must be under 6 years old and never in an accident, please fill out a CAR SEAT WAIVER FORM)

 

GEAR – Carriers, slings, wraps; Bouncy seats; Swings

 

STROLLERS – Single or double strollers; Snap & go type strollers, Umbrella strollers; Stroller buntings, rain covers, sun shades

 

DIAPERING - Diapers (opened packages are ok); Changing mats; Diaper cream; Wipes; Potties

 

HEALTH – Health & Grooming kits; Unopened baby shampoo & lotion, diaper cream; new pacifiers

 

BATHING – Bath tubs, bath seats; Towels, washcloths

 

FEEDING – High chairs; Booster chairs; Bibs, Burp cloths

 

NURSING – New manual & electric Breast pumps; Nursing pillows, Cover-ups; Nursing pads; Nursing cream (unopened)

 

TOYS/BOOKS – Infant playmats; Toys (all parts must be incl.; no large (e.g. kitchenettes) or ride on toys, no stuffed animals); Books

 

 

What can’t we accept?

 

Any item not on the list above cannot be accepted.  Absolutely no adult or maternity clothing. We have collaborated with social workers to determine which items are essential to the families we serve. As a small family-run organization we are also limited in resources and storage capacity. We hate to do it, but all items received that are not on our accept list are discarded. Because we are commercially zoned, we do not have a recycling option and we incur hefty garbage fees. As such, we deeply appreciate if you would not donate anything that we cannot accept. We thank you for your understanding and your donations.

 

Thank you for making a difference in a needy child’s life.

 

Team Little Essentials

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE TO DONATE ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT

 

Goodwill (adult clothing, housewares)

 

The Salvation Army (furniture)

 

Housing Works (adult clothing, some furniture, housewares)

 

Brooklyn Family Justice Center (maternity clothing) 

 

PickUpPlease (clothing, furniture)