52 Lives

#386 Families in need

Request: Gifts from a wishlist / Donations / Kind messages

This week, we’d like to help dozens of struggling families.

There’s a Baby Bank that provides essential items for families in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, and they’re running very low on stock (they have had a 40% increase in requests for help this year already). It means families aren’t getting the support they need.

They help families in extreme need, who are referred to them by social workers, midwives, teachers and health visitors.

We’d like to help to restock their shelves so they can continue to make sure children living in difficult circumstances have everything they need.

What We Need

1. Gifts from a wishlist: We've set up a wishlist filled with the items the Baby Bank is low on - including bedding, clothing, baby wipes, and children's toiletries. To buy a gift from the wishlist, please click the link below. You will be taken to Amazon where you can choose an item that will be sent directly to the Baby Bank.

2. Donations: To make a donation online or by text, please use the details below. 100% of what you give will be used to buy some of the larger items the Bank Bank needs.

3. Kind messages: To send a kind message for one of the families they support, please write it in the form below, or post it to: 52 Lives (Baby Bank), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.

If you have second-hand items you wish to donate, please visit the Baby Bank's website to read their donation guidelines and details how to drop items off. Thank you!

Buy a Gift

What We Did

In just one week, you donated almost £2000 in goods and funds. It meant the baby bank was able to fulfil requests from families...so nappies, wipes, toiletries, bedding, and buggies are all on their way to families in need. Thank you all so much for helping us to do this!