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BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE! The Annual Little Essentials Benefit Event is on September 27th 2014. Co-Hosted by Tribeca Pediatrics with a performance by Martha Redbone.


Due to your incredible generosity, we are currently at max capacity with clothing 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. 


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


We would love your feedback, please take a moment to fill out this short SURVEY so that we may improve our services.



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









Goodwill (adult clothing, housewares)


The Salvation Army (furniture)


Housing Works (adult clothing, some furniture, housewares)


Brooklyn Family Justice Center (maternity clothing) 


PickUpPlease (clothing, furniture)