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Baby Bank Network was set up in Bristol in June 2015 to help alleviate child poverty and support families at a what may be a time of financial and emotional stress, whilst reducing waste and promoting reuse of items.
We collect baby clothes, toiletries, equipment, cots, prams and toys that are pre-loved, and pass them on to families in need. We receive referrals from health visitors, children’s centres and other local professionals who work with vulnerable families. Our service is provided for free. All donations go directly to the families that we support.
In February 2017, we supported Bairnecessities to launch. Operating in North East Aberdeenshire in Scotland, Bairnecessities provides pre-loved baby essentials for local families in need - operating a similar model to that of Baby Bank Network Bristol. In 2018, we also supported a group in Exeter and a group in Isle the Wight to set up baby banks providing pre-loved baby essentials for local families in need.