Our baby bank supports families in Waltham Forest who need extra help. With the cost of raising a child increasing every year, we are lending a hand but we need your support to ensure every baby can thrive.
We distribute baby essentials to families in need in the local community. The Baby Bank provides necessities like clothing, food and toiletries for newborns to five-year-olds (and in some cases older children), through referrals from social care, health professionals and other support agencies.
Since launching in 2014 by parent Paula Vacarey, we have helped over 330 families but there are still so many more that need our help. So we have launched an appeal to raise £50,000 – this money will help us grow the service to help more families in Waltham Forest.
Are you able to put an extra item into your shopping basket to support local families in need? There is on-going demand for essential baby supplies in our area – including nappies, wipes, food, clothes, books, toys, pushchairs and furniture.
If you would like to donate, please drop off new or unmarked, second-hand supplies to our Higham Hill centre.
We are also looking for volunteers to help us organise the supplies at the Baby Bank, so they can be available to the families who need them most.