'It takes a village to raise a child - this is especially true in London where we often feel alone as parents.'

Thanks for your visit. During the coronavirus outbreak we have suspended all our drop-in sessions and cannot accept donations in person. We are continuing to reach families across London, and we would love your support to do so. You can help us by donating essential kit or money here.

If you are looking for support, you’ll need a referral from a professional. They can make that referral here. We’ve also put together a list of places that can help you with food, advice and other vital support during this time.

Get involved

  • Donate stuff

    Little Village is a gift from one family to another, passed on with love. So please use our simple rule of thumb: if you’d give the item to a friend, then we’ll take it.

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  • Get support

    Little Village can supply you with great quality clothes, toys, books and equipment for babies and children up to the age of five.

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  • Donate time

    There’s still lots you can do to help while coronavirus means we’re all staying home. And you can sign up to help once the lockdown is over.

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  • Make a Referral

    We ask that all families are referred to us via a professional. Our assessment criteria are not complicated and our referral process is very simple.

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About us

  • Who We Are

    Little Village is like a foodbank, but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of 5. We’re a movement of parents committed to alleviating material poverty in London.

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  • What We Do

    Our dream is that no child in the capital grows up without essential items of clothing, toys and equipment. We promote sustainable living and make it as easy as possible for families to help each other.

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  • Where We Are

    We launched our first site in Wandsworth in January 2016. We opened in Camden in 2017 and our Southwark site launched in January 2019.

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  • 3189

    Visits by families in 2019

  • 2958

    Children helped in 2019

  • 383

    Volunteers

  • £1.5m

    Value (as new) of donations gifted out in 2019

  • “I really appreciate the help and support you have given me. Thank you for treating me with dignity.”

    Mum of two
  • “The process to make a referral is straightforward along with the impeccable, speedy service delivered by the kind volunteers in organising each family’s items. Our family was delighted and overwhelmed with the vast amount of donations provided to them. Thank you so much!”

    Children's professional
  • “It means so much to know that my precious baby things are going to local families who really need some support. I like the idea that there is less plastic about, it’s just so much better for the environment. Toys particularly are used and discarded so readily it would be nice to know that these would all get a lot of use.”

    Donor
  • “Very friendly ladies working here and very helpful. Make you feel special.”

    Parent we supported
  • “Little Village are lovely people who give hope to those in need.”

    Parent we supported
  • “It’s a very good service. It’s a very helpful service for families who find themselves in a difficult position, the staff are very friendly, helpful and not judgmental. I’m grateful for the help.”

    Parent we supported
  • “I just want to say thank you. This is the best charity organisation I have ever seen.”

    Parent we supported
  • “Brilliant service, brilliant friendly and helpful staff.”

    Parent we supported
  • “After working for 16 years I was super scared to use a free service but staff made me feel so much better about being here.”

    Parent we supported
  • “It’s hard to ask for help but here all the ladies make you feel good. They are friendly and very kind.”

    Parent we supported
  • “I am a disabled mum of 2 that is pregnant with my 3rd and my husband had to give up work to be my full time carer and with all the cuts in grants etc we were really struggling to buy what we need for the baby so without Little Village’s help we would really be in a dire situation. Thank you all so much for all your help and support.”

    Parent we supported
  • “I felt extremely welcome and loved the visit. My little one has everything he needs now – thank you.”

    Parent we supported
  • “Little Village is a lifesaver for families struggling financially.”

    Referral partner
  • “My child loved it and so did I. A wonderful place, very friendly and helpful staff.”

    Parent we supported
  • “It is an amazing place to be with so much love, the staff are friendly, lovely and amazing people.”

    Referral partner
  • “Made me feel welcome. I’d love to come to volunteer and return the help.”

    Parent we supported
  • “You people are lovely people. With your service you’re helping many people in life, including me. God will keep blessing Little Village. Thank you.”

    Parent we supported
  • “I’m very grateful for the help I received from Little Village. It’s a difficult time for me and I am thankful that there are people that are helping people like me.”

  • “What an amazing service! Angels!”

    Parent we supported
  • “Great community. Extremely helpful. Overwhelmed with all the support. Thank you.”

    Parent we supported

Latest news

  • Be a #SofaForaging social media superstar and help support Little Village!

    Did you know that the average amount of money found behind a UK sofa is £5.77? This lost change could help provide a Little Village family with a jumbo pack of nappies! We're challenging families like yours across the country to a five-minute #SofaForaging challenge. Pull away the cushions, tip-up coin jars, look in old coat pockets and get foraging around your home. If just one in 10 families in London donated its found #SofaForaging change, £2.1m could be raised* for Little Village. Imagine what a difference we could make!

  • Do the 2.6 challenge for us!

    Be a ‘Home Hero’ 🦸🏼‍♀️ and help Little Village today! Please take part in the 2.6 Challenge to help us to support more families during the pandemic.

  • Coronavirus: Information for Little Village visitors

    In line with the latest Government guidance, Little Village remains open as usual and all of our services are operating normally. Please do watch this space for any updates, as it is a quickly evolving situation.

  • Mother’s Day 2020 – Help us give a special treat to the amazing mums we support

    So many of the mums we see don’t see themselves as the priority, their money is spent paying for essentials like bills, food and items for the children.

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