PCC(S) provides free baby clothing and equipment for children up to age 4 whose families are suffering from financial hardship. At present we are supporting over 300 families and we gave out over 400 baby packs in 2017. Everything that we hand out is donated by generous members of the public and we are always looking for good quality, second hand baby items. Below is a full list of items that we can take, along with details about any restrictions.
We take pride in the items that we give to the families we work with – a good barometer for whether it is something we can use it to ask yourself ‘would I be happy if this was given to my child?’
We accept baby clothing between the ages of 0 and 4. We do not have laundry or ironing facilities at our office so we ask that only clean, ironed items are donated to us and if possible bagged by size and gender.
We also accept shoes up to size 9. These should also be clean with no obvious damage.
Cots & Cot Beds
We are only able to accept cots and cot beds that are less than 5 years old. Please check that all slats, rails and screws are present. Cots should still have their BS EN 716:2008 certification mark. We are not able to accept cots/cot beds with any splinters or obvious damage or that have chipped paint. Please remove any transfers or stickers on the cot before donation.
We do accept mattresses with cots but only if they are clean and fit the cot snugly. We always advise that our clients source their own mattress but understand that many of them are not in the financial position to do that immediately.
We accept good quality, foldable high chairs. They should be clean, in full working order and include all straps etc.
We are always looking for donations of safety gates, please ensure that all suction cups, extenders, adjuster screws etc are taped to the gate in a clear bag for donation.
We also accept
- Bouncy chairs
- Baby baths
- Breast pumps (electric and manual)
- Changing mats
- Baby monitors
- Moses baskets (with stand only)
- Nappy bags
- Sterilisers (both microwave and electrical)
- Toiletries, including nappies, baby shampoo, baby wash, nappy cream and baby wipes. We are unable to accept open toiletries however we will take part packs of nappies
- Toys suitable for up to 1 year
- Baby walkers
Items we are unable to accept
- Prams or buggies
- Potties/toilet seats
- Car seats
- Maternity clothes
- Large stuffed toys or toys only suitable for 2years+
If you are unsure about an item you are hoping to donate please call our office on 0131 557 2060 and we can let you know if we can take it.
We also accept handmade knitted items, for more information visit our ‘Knit For Us‘ page.
You can also support this service by buying an item from our Amazon Wishlist.