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All the items we give out are gifts, from one family to another. We couldn’t do what we do without your amazing donations of great quality items for babies and children. The effort you make to sort and sift your donations before bringing them to us makes such a difference. Please read below our guide for what we can accept and how to prepare your donations before you bring them to us.

Important information

We’re not able to have our usual volunteer teams sorting donations right now. Please help us by following this guide to donating during the COVID-19 crisis, to help us get items out to families as quickly as possible.

  • Do you accept all donations for babies and young children?
    We can only accept items on the list below. We have limited space to store items.
  • How do I donate safely?
    Please do not donate (or ask someone to collect your items) if you are showing symptoms of coronavirus or if you are self-isolating. Please hold on to the items, as we will still need them in future.
  • Please follow the principles of social distancing when you are donating and stand at least 2 metres apart.
  • Please leave your donations in the entrance areas; our volunteers will then take them into the main building.

Our donation wish list

(updated 26 Nov 2020)
Cots, cribs, cotbeds, toddler beds (with all bolts and instructions, we can’t accept mattresses, sorry)
Moses baskets, stands, sheets and blankets (we can't accept the mattresses, sorry)
No clothes, except coats and pram suits aged 0-5 years
Sterilisers (plug in, microwave and cold water)
Muslins, towels, bibs and blankets
Cot and cotbed sheets
Changing mats
Breastfeeding pillows
Nappies and wipes (unopened)
Breast pumps (closed system only)
Buggy boards
Baths and bath supports
Playmats and babygyms
Stairgates
Bouncy chairs
New 0+month teats for bottles
Prams & buggies, including doubles and those suitable from birth (clean and in good working order- we cannot currently accept any requiring repairs)
Baby and adult toiletries (e.g. baby bath & moisturiser, adult shower gel, shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste for adults and toddlers)

Tips for donating

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Please donate

  • Items on the wish list above
  • Clothes sorted by age and gender
  • Quality, intact equipment with all parts and instructions
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Please avoid

  • Overly worn, stained clothes
  • Equipment with broken or missing parts
  • Used teats
  • Baby formula
  • Car seats — we can't accept them

Please note:

We have specific needs on certain donated items. If you are looking to donate one of the following items, please check the videos and downloadable info for each:

When and where to donate

We need some details before we can advise when and where you can donate, so get started below:

1. Is your donation on the list above?

Little Village Battersea

3 Tun Yard, Peardon Street, SW8 3HT

Open for donations Thursdays 10.30am-midday

Little Village Wandsworth

St Mark's Church, 53 Rowfant Road, SW17 7AP

Donations first Monday of the month 7:30pm- 9pm

Little Village Southwark

Priory Court Former Tenant's Hall, Cheltenham Road, Nunhead, SE15 3BG

Closed for donations until the end of the year

Little Village Camden

Somers Town Community Association, 150 Ossulston Street, NW1 1EE

Final donation session of the year Monday 30th Nov 10am - 12pm