Collect baby toiletries for Little Village

Category: Collectathon

We believe it takes a village to raise a child. Please help us by organising a collection of much needed items.

Little Village is like a food bank, but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of 5. We accept donations of excellent-condition, pre-loved items, which are passed on to families who need support. The items are a gift, given with love, from one family to another.

We provide a warm, supportive community for the families we see, building connections, local networks and facilitating support between parents. Our volunteers made 7,000 phone calls to families over the past year.

We are based in London, with hubs in Camden, Wandsworth, Southwark and Brent.

Since we launched in 2016, we’ve supported thousands of visits from families across London. In 2021 alone, we supported 6,463 children.

Our values of love, solidarity, thriving and sustainability underpin everything we do.

Our mission is simple – to make it as easy as possible for families to help one another.

The types of  families we help are:
• 80% are from the bottom third of deprived postcodes
• Low income, uncertain housing, poor job prospects
• 50% are single parents
• 1 in 3 are homeless or in temporary accommodation
• 1 in 4 have no recourse to public funds
• 10% have experienced domestic violence
• 6% are refugees or asylum seekers

We are always in need of  the following items:

-Baby toiletries (soap, shower gel, shampoo, body cream)

-Parent’s toiletries (soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body cream, deodorant, toothpaste, shaving products)

Please click here to get the full list of essential items and details of all of our collection points

“I wholeheartedly support Little Village’s arrival in Camden. They have a simple but effective model that enables families to help other local families in need, promoting kindness, volunteering and sustainability. It is crucially important that we help all parents give their children the best possible start in life, and Little Village will help us do that.” – Assistant Director of Public Health, Camden

To find out more please contact xannie@littlevillagehq.org

https://littlevillagehq.org/