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Wish List

URGENT NEED:  Boys Clothing, Size 5 to 14

Newborn Onesies

Newborn 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

 

BABY & CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

175 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14210

(716) 824-7818

The Baby & Children's Ministry is the largest provider of FREE clothing in the Buffalo area

In 2013, this ministry gave free items to more than 5,800 children!

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 and Children's Ministry exists. 

At the Baby and 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. (continued at bottom of page)


The Baby & Children's Ministry will be closed from December 24 - 31, 2014 for the Christmas Season. We will reopen on January 2 for donations and on January 3 for clients.



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



We are in great need of new or gently-used children's clothing, sizes 5 -14. Our clothing racks have been just about empty for months, where we have little to nothing to offer the families who come to us for help.


If you are able to donate, or know of anyone who can help, it would be GREATLY appreciated! Thank you!!!

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Want to feel good by helping others and have fun at the same time? Join us by volunteering at the Baby and 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.

The babies and children need you. 

For more information, or to volunteer, call Lupe at 824-7818 or Joanne at 825-0929.

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Other ways to help:


SUPPORT OUR Bottles for Babies™ Campaign !

 

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


 

                           

On April 1, 2013 the Baby and Children's Ministry moved to our 

Ministry Center at 175 Jefferson!


 

Lupe ready for Christmas!!



The Baby and Children's Ministry is the largest provider of free baby and children's clothing and furniture items in the area, helping families referred by 200+ social service and health agencies.  With the exception of diapers and formula, the Baby & Children's Ministry gives away anything dealing with a baby or child, such as clothing, safe cribs, car seats, strollers, toys, books, pajamas, etc.  Most of the items given away have been donated to Harvest House through private individuals and clothing drives. 

Through the generosity of individual donors and the proceeds of the Bottles for Babies Campaign, we are able to purchase extra items such as safe cribs (read more), socks and underwear. This ministry is run by one paid director, Guadalupe Peña. "Lupe" is assisted by 30 wonderful volunteers. She celebrated her 11th anniversary of working in and directing the Baby and Children's Ministry on January 13, 2014. (read more)

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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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The Baby and Children's Ministry will be closed on the following dates in 2014:

January 1 & 20, February 17, April 19, May 24 & 26, July 4 & 5, August 30, September 1, October 13, November 27 & 29, December 24-31 (We will reopen on January 3, 2015).

 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