Please donate today. Help us help New York City families in crisis.

Together, we can make a difference.

We are so incredibly thankful for donations of clothing and gear, but the fact remains that accepting, sorting, storing and distributing these items costs money

Every bag of donated goods represents an average cost of $12. Here’s why:

  • Accepting donations: $1 per bag. An LE staff member needs to be onsite to accept items donated by our wonderful community.
  • Sorting donations: $3 per bag. It takes 15 minutes to sort through a small, grocery-sized bag of donated goods. And we- gratefully- receive hundreds of these per month!
  • Storing donations: $5 per bag. Our extremely well-organized warehouse is, alas, not free. In fact, it is our largest expense. We pay monthly rent, utilities, insurance, and garbage removal. We also clean and refurbish many donated items.
  • Distributing donations: $3 per bag. We deliver essentials directly to families in need. To make this happen, we rent a van, pay for gas, and hire a driver- or hire babysitters so we can deliver the items ourselves on a school night.

Little Essentials is committed to improving the health, safety and wellbeing of NYC children living in poverty. Since 2011, LE has helped over 25,000 children. But we can't stop now.  With your help we can do much more. 

Become a sustaining member with a monthly contribution and receive an LE tote bag.

Or make a one-time donation! No Amount is too small, really!

$10, $15, $20: every little bit helps us help kids in BIG ways!

You can make a difference. 

(By check: Little Essentials 74 Grand Avenue Unit 1C Brooklyn NY 11205)


Corporate Matching Gift

Does your company offer a matching gift program - check here? Or ask your HR department! If they do, you can send the paperwork to and we will take care of the rest!


Other ways to donate

Amazon Smile. If you shop on Amazon, go to Amazon Smile and select Little Essentials as your charity of choice and they will donate .5% of your purchase price to Little Essentials at no cost to you! 

ECHOage. Little Essentials is proud to partner with ECHOage, a party planning site that helps families give gifts that give back. Families decide which charity to support and party guests are asked to give a monetary donation as a gift via Part of the gift directly benefits Little Essentials and helps teach young party-goers the importance of helping others.    

Organize a Drive. There are a few key essentials that our families always need, urgently: Pack n’ Plays, Infant Car Seats and Strollers. Want to organize a drive for one or all of these items at your location? Contact us!

Personal Fundraisers. Are you interested in our cause, want to host a party at your home to raise funds for LE? Reach out today!

All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

All photography provided by Fabrice Trombert