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Wish List

URGENT NEED:  Boys Clothing, Size 5 to 14

Newborn Outfits, Onesies and Sleepers

Socks:  Baby, Toddler, and Children's sizes

Infant Car Seats with Base (less than six years old)

Toddler Car Seats (less than six years old)

Cribs with stationary sides

Pack-n-Play portable cribs

Strollers

Walkers

 We give away clothing from Newborn to children's size 14/16, hats, socks, shoes, pj's, backpacks, toys, stuffed animals, room decorations for children, puzzles, books, changing tables...if you have a donation and you aren't sure if we need it, please call 824-7818.

"The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a good example."

BABY & CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

175 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14210 (2 blocks from Swan Street)

(716) 824-7818

We are the largest provider of FREE children's clothing & other items in the Buffalo area, serving more than 5,800 children every year. Families are referred by 200 social service and health agencies.

 Donations go directly to children in  Buffalo and surrounding communities.

Imagine the heartache of the mother who is not able to provide her child with something as basic as a pair of pajamas; or the shame of knowing that her child's threadbare coat no longer fits, but must last another winter. This is why the Baby & Children's Ministry exists.

At the Baby & Children's Ministry, mothers, fathers, grandmothers, and other caregivers have their pride and dignity restored as they "shop" (free of charge) for the items that their children need. With the exception of diapers and formula, we give away anything needed for a baby or child, such as clothing, safe cribs (with stationary sides), car seats, strollers, toys, books, pajamas, etc.  Most of the items given away have been donated to Harvest House through private individuals, clothing drives, "baby showers," and scouting projects.

Through the generosity of individual donors, workplace & school Jean Days, and the proceeds of the Bottles for Babies Campaign (click on square at the upper right corner), we are able to purchase extra items such as safe cribs (read more), pack 'n plays, socks and underwear. 

This ministry is run by the Director, Guadalupe Peña. "Lupé" is assisted by Jolanda Clark, Joanne Reczka, and 30 wonderful volunteers. (read more)

The Baby & Children's Ministry will be closed on the following dates in 2015:

January 1st & 19th, February 16th, April 4th, May 23rd & 25th, July 4th, September 5th & 7th,  October 12th, November 26th - 28th and December 24th - 31st (reopen on Monday, January 4th, 2016)

Client Hours

Monday 1pm - 3:30pm

Tuesday 9am - 11:30am

Thursday 1pm - 3:30pm

Saturday 9am - 11:30am

ID is required at each visit

Non-English speaking clients must have a translator

Clients must bring a Baby & Children's Ministry Referral Slip with them at their first visit. A new referral slip is needed for each additional child not on the original form.  Referral slips must be renewed every 3 years. If an agency does not have the referral form, the agency may request it by calling 824-7818.

Donation Hours


Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm & Saturday 9 am - 11:30 am

We are always in great need of new or gently-used children's clothing sizes Newborn -14.  If you are able to donate, or know of anyone who can help, it would be GREATLY appreciated!! (Please see Wish List to the right) Tax deductible receipts are available. Other ways you can help children:

Have a school or work "Dress Down Day" & donate the proceeds!


Have a "baby shower" & donate the gifts to mothers in need!

DRIVING DIRECTIONS from former location:  The Baby & Children's Ministry is located in the Harvest House Ministry Center at 175 Jefferson Avenue. Generous people who want to donate and are familiar with the former location on Seneca Street ask us for directions on how to get there from Seneca Street. It is only 2.5 miles away!

Turn right out of the parking lot onto Seneca Street.

At the signal where Seneca Street bears left, stay to the right of the fire station and continue on Swan Street. Larkin Square will be on your left.

Drive under the viaduct. Make the first right onto Jefferson Avenue. The Harvest House Ministry Center is 2 blocks on the right, just past the gas station.


VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED

Want to feel good by helping others and have fun at the same time? Join us by volunteering at the Baby & Children's Ministry! Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - Noon.  Volunteers are especially needed on Saturday mornings. For more information, or to volunteer, call Lupe at 824-7818 or Joanne at 825-0929.

The babies and children need you. 

 

                           

 

Due to Federal Law effective 6/28/11, the Baby and Children's Ministry cannot accept any donations of cribs that have sides that can be lowered. We are collecting and distributing cribs with mesh sides and cribs with stationary (unmovable) sides.

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Weather Closings

We will be closed if there is a driving ban in the City of Buffalo, 

or if Buffalo Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

 

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On April 1, 2013 the Baby & Children's Ministry moved to our Ministry Center at 175 Jefferson!


 

Lupe gets ready for Christmas!!


 

 Every baby brings into the world

A song that has never been sung.

A hope that has never been quenched.

A chance to love and be loved and


A complete faith in us for protection.

Richard Frostman