What To Do With Old Baby Gear

There will come a time that the baby gear will no longer be necessary and you will wonder what to do with it.  You could have a garage sale, but did you know there are a lot of charities that will also take your gear?
There are many families that are in desperate need of baby items and many wonderful ways to get your gear to those families.  Babble.com has listed the different ways and I found a few more groups for you to donate your baby gear.  Happy donating!


Diapers
The National Diaper Bank Network - Their goal is to ensure that every child has enough diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy by using diaper banks.

Giving Diapers, Giving Hope - which lends cloth diapers to low income families to help lessen the burden of diapering their babies and hopefully put the money they save towards bills, food and clothing.

The Annual Baby Diaper Drive - Families earning low wages struggle to cover the essentials of diapers, wipes, and baby formula. In many cases, parents are unable to go to work because they do not have the required number of diapers to take with them to day care. The Annual Baby Diaper Drive fills these gaps by collecting months of urgently needed supplies.


Strollers, High Chairs, and Other Gear
Baby Buggy - They work with a network of over 50 community based organizations to distribute new and gently used essentials: from cribs and strollers to clothing and bottles, all of which are vetted for safety.  They are currently located in Los Angeles and New York.

Wee Cycle - mission is to help low income families with infants and toddlers by providing them with new and gently used baby gear free of charge. They are currently located in Denver.

Cradles To Crayons - Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. They are currently in Philadelphia and Boston.

Baby2Baby - supplies families in need with essential baby gear and clothing for their children up to age 12 by distributing new and gently used items to over 50 non-profit organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs and hospitals. They are currently in Los Angeles.


Clothes
Loved Twice - They’re a non-profit organization that clothes newborns in need with quality reused baby clothing for the first year of life.

ThredUp - you can sell clothes in good condition and use that money for anything you want that makes a difference in your community.


Books
Read to Grow - They promote awareness of the benefits of early childhood literacy. This program provides the parents of every newborn with a new book and literacy guidance. They are currently in Connecticut.

Reach Out and Read Affiliate - a nonprofit that builds early literacy by providing books to low-income young children and families at well-child checks.

Better World Books - They collect and sell books online to donate books and fund literacy initiatives worldwide.

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