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Donate items

Would you like to give your pre-loved possessions a new lease of life and help other families at the same time? Donating to the Hackney Baby Bank is an easy way to do just that.

Items we cannot accept:

Due to safety and hygiene regulations, we cannot accept the following items:

•    Car Seats
•    Cot Bumpers, Sleepyheads, and Cocoona Babies
•    Sit-in Walkers, Bouncers, and Jumperoos
•    Electrical Items like sterilizers and monitors.
•    Mattresses
•    Used Bottles & Dummies

If in doubt about whether we can accept any of the larger items you may have, please drop us an email at and we’ll be happy to advise.

What we can accept:


Baby essentials (new and unused):

Nappies, wipes, Moses baskets and bedding, buggies, highchairs, baby bouncer chairs and baby towels are always in high demand. 


Clothing & footwear (0-12 years):

Good quality, clean clothes, coats and shoes. Sorting your donations and labelling the bags helps us distribute them efficiently.  Backpacks for school are also very useful.


Please don’t donate anything with stains, rips or broken zips; we only have to dispose of clothes that can’t be used and that makes more work for us.


Toys & children's books:

Encourage learning and fun by donating toys, books, puzzles and games in excellent condition. Please make sure games and jigsaws have all their pieces and that everything is clean.  


For safety reasons, we cannot accept broken toys.


Personal Hygiene Products (New & Unused):  

Help meet the needs of babies, toddlers, and parents with new, unopened toiletries such as shampoo, body wash, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, sanitary towels, maternity pads and nappy cream.

Bigger items:


We always need buggies, especially suitable from newborn. Please check that brakes and harness are working and that the buggy folds down. We can only accept cots complete with all fixings and if you have the instruction manual that’s really helpful.


Please contact us about donating any of these larger items as we have limited storage space and need to make sure that it is something we can use.


Formula and feeding equipment:

Baby formula – please make sure it’s new, unopened and well within the use by date. We also need sippy cups, weaning plates and cutlery and new baby bottles and teats.


We don’t accept used bottles or teats.

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Thank you

Passing on the things that your children no longer need helps us to support more children and families in Hackney.

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