Baby Bank Network

Baby Bank Network

Charity information

Baby Bank Network

We collect baby clothes, toiletries, equipment, cots, prams and toys that are pre-loved, and pass them on to families in need. We receive referrals from health visitors, children’s centres and other local professionals who work with vulnerable families. Our service is provided for free. All donations go directly to the families that we support.

Baby Bank began in Bristol in 2015 and in February 2017, we launched our first partner branch, Bairnecessities, helping families in Aberdeenshire

Founded 2015

  • Mission statement

    We strive to support families in need by providing them with new and pre-owned essential baby items and resources, free of charge, resulting in:

    Improved living environments for babies and children

    Reduced financial burden for families

    Improvement in mental health for vulnerable people

    Ability to focus on other aspects of home life rather than financial burden

  • Aims

    Baby Bank Network aims to:

    • Relieve poverty in the Bristol area by providing good quality new and pre-owned baby items to families in need.
    • Promote sustainable living by reducing the volume of items (clothes, toys, equipment, furniture) disposed of and upcycling goods that still have plenty of life left.
    • Redistribute resources from where they are abundant to where they are lacking, reducing parental stress, anxiety and depression, in turn helping children.
    • Provide funding for private services which expectant or postnatal mothers might not otherwise be able to access, for example a birth or post-natal doula or lactation consultant.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2015

    Registered Charity Number: 1165381

    Board members: 5

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 0000

    Address: Baby Bank Network, Unit 5, Stoke View Road BS16 3AE

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