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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
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 Baby & Children's Ministry is the largest provider of FREE clothing in the Buffalo area, serving more than 5,800 children every year.
Donations go directly to children in
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. (continued further down page...)
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, and a new referral slip is needed for each additional child not on the original form. Referral slips must be renewed every 3 years. Nearly 200 agencies have the Baby & Children's Ministry Referral Slip. If an agency does not have the referral form, the agency may request it by calling 824-7818.
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 5 -14. If you are able to donate, or know of anyone who can help, it would be GREATLY appreciated! Thank you!! (Please see Wish List to the right)
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!
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)
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Generous people who want to donate ask us for driving directions to the current location of the Baby & Children's Ministry, located in the Harvest House Ministry Center, from the former location of the Baby Ministry on Seneca Street (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.
(Continued from above) The Baby & Children's Ministry is the largest provider of free baby and children's clothing and other 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 12th anniversary of working in and directing the Baby and Children's Ministry on January 13, 2015. (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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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!!
A chance to love and be loved and
A complete faith in us for protection.