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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.

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PLEASE NOTE:

Thanks to the generosity of the community, all North London hubs will be closed for donations until May and will then be operating via an appointments system. Please keep an eye on this page where were will let you know when we’re open again and how to book a donation slot.

Our Battersea and Balham sites are currently open for donations by appointment.  

 

Little Village Battersea

3 Tun Yard, Peardon Street, SW8 3HT

Open for donations of anything on the wish list below by appointment only. Book here to donate: https://signup.com/go/dBbeLGR

Little Village Wandsworth

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

Open for donations of cots and buggies by appointment only. Book here to donate: https://signup.com/go/asHcxMR

Little Village Camden

Currently closed for donations until May.

Please revisit this site at the end of April for details on how to donate.

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 marked areas; our volunteers will then collect them.
  • Where can I donate?
    We are accepting donations at our Wandsworth and Battersea sites by appointment, and at volunteer homes in North London.
  • When can I donate?
    To aid with social distancing, please book an appointment to donate. Please see "when and where to donate" below to book your slot.

Our donation wish list

Updated 01.03.2021 - If you have a cot or cotbed and are unable to get a delivery slot please email hello@littlevillagehq.org
Cots, cribs, cotbeds, toddler beds (with all bolts and instructions, we can’t accept mattresses or travel cots, sorry).
Moses baskets, stands, sheets and blankets (we can't accept the mattresses, sorry)
No clothes, except newborn - 3month and 3 - 5 years
Sterilisers (plug in, microwave and cold water)
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)
Pants, socks, vests and tights 0-5
Blankets
Cot and cotbed sheets
Changing mats
Breastfeeding pillows (small u-shaped pillows. No large pillows thanks)
Nappies and wipes (unopened)
Breast pumps (closed system only)
Baby baths
Stairgates
New 0+month teats for bottles
0-6month Sleeping bags
Slings
Cutlery
Towels

Tips for donating

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Please donate

  • Items accepted at the site you are donating to
  • Clothes sorted by age and gender
  • Quality, intact equipment with all parts and instructions
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Please don't bring

  • Overly worn, stained clothes
  • Equipment with broken or missing parts
  • Used teats
  • Baby formula
  • Used mattresses
  • 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?