Donate to Fabulous' Baby, Bank On Us campaign and support the vital work of baby banks across the UK | The Sun
The cost of living crisis has left many Brit families with young childrenin financial hardship.
To help, Fabulous is launching Baby, Bank On Us, in partnership with Save The Children, Little Village and baby banks across the UK.
An exclusive Fabulous survey of 2,000 British mums unearthed some heartbreaking statistics.
27% report rationing nappies and baby wipes, 39% have missed meals so their children can eat and 15% can’t afford to buy their kids any birthday presents.
Sadly, 3% say their children don't have a safe space to sleep at night.
How can I help?
A small donation can make a world of difference to a family currently experiencing financial difficulties.
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How YOU can support Fabulous’ Baby, Bank On Us campaign
– Give money by donating here or by scanning the QR code.
– Give clothing, toys and essentials to a baby bank, wherever you are in the UK.
– Give your time volunteering. To find your nearest baby bank, visit Littlevillagehq.org/uk-baby-banks.
All the money we raise will fund the vital work the baby banks do in communities around the UK.
How does my donation help a family in need?
- £5 could buy one pack of nappies and wipes for a family
- £10 could pay to deliver essentials an expectant mum needs for her newborn
- £20 could pay for a pre-loved buggy to be cleaned, gifting a mum with a young child the freedom to get out and about
- £30 could pay for hygiene packs with everything needed to keep a baby clean, dry and safe for a whole month
- £100 could pay for five children’s mattresses with bedding, keeping five young children safe and warm with a place to sleep
- £250 could pay for eight safe sleeping packages: a Moses basket, new mattress and sheets to keep newborn babies safe and warm
- £500 could pay to deliver pre-loved newborn buggies to 25 families
- £1,000 could support a team of volunteers to call 900 families, so that they are less isolated and get the help they need
- £5,000 could pay for vital storage space to stock baby bank items for a whole year
- £15,000 could pay for a first employee at a baby bank for a year
How can I find my local bank and donate clothes, toys or books?
Little Village only operates in London but you can find details of your local baby bank here.
What should I donate to my baby bank?
Please check with your local baby bank about what items they need, but they usually accept:
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- Baby and children’s clothing (check with your local baby bank which ages/sizes they need most)
- Beds & bedding (Moses basket to toddler bed)
- Buggies, slings & carriers
- Baby kit (e.g. playmats & baby gyms)
- Feeding & weaning kit
- Toys & books (suitable for small spaces)
- Bathing & changing kit (e.g. changing mats & towels)
- Nappies & toiletries (for baby, toddler & mum)
The baby banks often don't accept the below for safety reasons so please don't bring:
- Used mattresses, breast pumps, bottles teats or toiletries
- Car seats & car accessories
- Hiking-style carriers
- Single beds, bunk beds or larger
- Furniture (e.g changing tables)
- Pregnancy or maternity items
- Nappy bins & refills
- Reusable nappies & wipes
- Baby food
- Food processors or milk prep machines
- Sleeping pods (e.g. Sleepyheads) or sleep positioners
- Cot bumpers or mobiles
- Curtains or blinds
- Medicines, vitamins & supplements
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