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Due to your generosity, we are currently at max capacity with donations, as such, we are not accepting pickup requests at this time. We are however accepting limited donations via drop-off at our warehouse (24 15th Street #204 in Gowanus) on Tuesdays 3-6pm. The following items ONLY will be accepted: strollers, snap & go strollers, car seats, bassinets, pack & plays, cribs, toddler beds, crib/toddler bed mattresses.
Thank you for your understanding.
Our offices will be closed August 18-22.
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