Leeds Baby Bank work on a referral-only basis to provide vital support and urgent baby essentials for families in need.
Leeds Baby Bank was set up in January 2017 by the Co-Founders who had a shared interest in supporting families in and around Leeds. Together with a passionate team of Trustees, volunteers and an army of amazing supporters, the charity has grown at rapid speed and helped provide thousands of families in need with essential items to ensure that their little ones are safe, growing and developing.
We work on a referral only basis. Referrals are received from professionals working directly with families. Our charity actively seeks donations of pre-loved items to reduce landfill and help promote a more sustainable city. Leeds Baby Bank runs a successful volunteer programme for the local community and provides placement opportunities for local colleges, universities and businesses.
We need to fund our new premises to sort and store donations. We are www.leedsbabybank.org we are a small team of mothers and professionals from Leeds, we run the baby bank completely voluntarily, we do not take any wages or expenses, every penny donated goes directly to the cause to purchase items we cant donate second hand due the health implications and to pay for our premises that we will otherwise have to fund ourselves. Our mission is to reach out to families across Leeds who need baby hygiene essentials and equiptment. Staggering numbers of families in Leeds are living below the poverty line and are struggling to buy nappies, baby food, post birth sanitary products, baby equipment & clothes, all things that are not often available at food banks.
Our bank will provide essential baby items to those in their time of need. Our essential items are nappies, wipes and formula and we need to purchase and stock these (we also take product donations). Please help us bring this support to the community.
It is our mission to support families in and around Leeds with baby essentials to ensure that no child goes without. From nappies and formula, to stairgates, buggies, clothing and toys, we aim to provide all that is needed to support families in caring for children aged 0-5. We partner with the local community through pre-loved essentials being donated from one family to another. Through this, we play our part in reducing landfill and encouraging sustainable living.
We would really appreciate your support to help us raise vital funds to support families in Leeds. Want to support our work but unable to volunteer or donate items? There are many other ways you can help!
If you would like to fundraise for us, or organise a collection of donations on our behalf we would love to know what you’re doing so we can support you as much as possible, and share your efforts on social media with your permission – email us.
A few fundraising ideas. There are so many different ideas, for example:
- Coffee mornings.
- Sponsored walks/runs/online Zumba classes.
- Dress down day.
- Donate the cost of your morning coffee for a week to Leeds Baby bank.
- Baby shower donations.
- Swap pints for pounds.
- Quiz nights.
Are you a business who is looking to sponsor or support a local charity? Please consider helping vulnerable children in Leeds. To discuss how you could support Leeds Baby Bank, please contact us.
For children, maybe you could fundraise by doing chores at home to earn money, organise a sponsored fancy dress at school or do a bake sale? We would love to hear what activity you choose.
Donate your pre-loved baby items. Help the environment and families in need! Donations can be dropped off at our main unit or at one of our drop off points around Leeds. Please see our Amazon wish list or Easho wish list to find out what we currently need most, and be sure to check our list of items we accept and items we cannot accept.
Our Address: Unit 4 Upper Mall, St John’s Centre, Merrion Street, Leeds, LS2 8LQ.
Opening Hours: Monday and Thursday between 9.30am and 3pm. Friday 9.30am till 12.30pm.
If you can donate please see drop points, also we have a www.gofundme.com to donate cash.
To provide urgent support or essentials (nappies,wipes,formula) for children up to age 5 years to struggling parents across Leeds and also to provide baby equipment to multiple mums, please visit our website www.leedsbabybank.org