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We run a clothes bank and need donations of clean, good condition, second hand clothes (up to about 3 years), newborn/small baby toys, blankets, sheets and hooded towels. We are currently having our storage area rebuilt so we are unable to accept donations of clothing until later this year – 2011.
How can you help?
Baby Basics relies on donations so if you are able to help out by buying or passing on any of the items listed for the Moses basket starter packs that would be wonderful.
We also accept donations of equipment such as Moses baskets, cots - change, slings, pushchairs and prams as well as good quality toys. These will be passed along to those in need via mid-wives, health visitors and other professional groups. – add in
Donations can be given in at The King’s Centre, Union Road, Nether Edge. Alternatively, there are collection tubs available at the Playtime Centre at St Thomas’ Philadelphia, Gilpin Street (see http://www.stthomaschurch.org.uk/group_times for opening times).
Please always contact the King’s Centre office via 0114 250 7277 or email email@example.com before bringing items to donate to check that we can accept them and that someone is available to revieve them.
* Occasionally we will sell on some items if we have an excess to fund the purchase of other items needed.
*Unfortunately, we can’t accept donations of car seats, cot mattresses, breast pumps, stair gates and other safety equipment or electrical items.
If you want to contribute financially to the Baby Basics project, please contact the King’s Centre office on 0114 250 7277.
Why help asylum seekers?
Contrary to popular belief, asylum seekers and those who have failed to gain asylum status do not get full state benefits. With those who have failed to gain asylum receiving the equivalent of £35per week on a card, they receive no cash at all. The card can only be used at major supermarkets that can be hard to get to without cash for bus fare and there can be issues with trying to buy anything other than food. The most basic items that we take for granted are a struggle to get for these ladies. Many of these women are very young and have often been trafficked into this country to work as prostitutes after being promised a better life.
We can't do everything but we aim to give them a bed for their babies to sleep in and some of the basics they need to get by. Please help us to do this by donating what you can, volunteering your time and most importantly praying.