The prevention or relief of poverty in Brierley Hill and the surrounding areas by providing essential items, resources and support to families with young children and/or to charities or other organisations who also work to prevent or relieve poverty amongst families.
You can be referred to us through various services, including:
For details of other referral services we work with, or if you are a referral service that would like to work with us, please contact our team on the contact details below.
We're always looking for new and used baby goods to pass on to a needed home. See list below for specific items we're looking for. We work with a number of local organisations to run our donation points. If you would prefer to donate financially you can donate directly or through our PayPal Giving Fund page.
Many families in our community experience financial hardship as they try to adjust to having a new baby at home. The Brierley Hill Babybank was set up in February 2019 to support families with baby essentials.
Thanks to the wonderful donations made by people in the local community and by securing grant funding, we have been able to support more than 400 families.1
We take referrals for families and services that are based within the DY1-10 and B63-5 area from NHS health professionals, family support services and community organisations to ensure that our essential items get to those who need them most.
At present local people make donations of new or good quality preloved baby clothes, blankets, Moses baskets, changing mats, prams, toys and books. These are washed, dried and made into beautifully gift-wrapped packs, including new toiletries and other essentials for mums-to-be, or families with a child under two years old. Each moses basket donated is provided with a brand-new mattress, to ensure we follow guidelines outlined by The Lullaby Trust, for safer sleeping against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Our small team of passionate volunteers, based from our premises in Stourbridge, take great care in creating a pack that makes a new family feel really special at a time when they should be enjoying their new arrival rather than worrying about the future.
1. As of January 2021
The Financial donations that are so kindly given to Babybank enable us to carry on supporting others. If you would like to support us financially as a one off or monthly donation please see below.
We provide packs from 25 weeks pregnancy up to 2 years of age. Our packs include essential items relevant to age and need.
Items that we are in desperate need of will be posted on the Facebook page, otherwise please contact us via email or phone. We have a contactless delivery point for small durations during COVID-19, please contact us for further information.
New and unopened toiletries for baby and mum
New or used and in good condition
I am completely blown away by what I have been given to help me. Babybank have showed me that people are there to help and it's ok to ask.
I want to say thank you to Maz, the team and everyone that donated or supports Babybank. I wouldn't be here without you all. So very grateful.
Thank you everyone at Babybank for the clothes. It was a massive help and such a welcome relief. You are amazing.
I'm truly overwhelmed thank you so much. Everything is beyond wonderful. Words just don't seem enough.
I can’t tell you what a relief this brought me in the preparation for my baby.
They have gone above and beyond and have took a huge weight off me and my partners shoulders.
This charity has made such a difference to me and helped more than I can explain.
Beautiful baby items that will help me when my baby is here.
I was referred to yourselves and can honestly say I don't know what I would have done without the support that was given by yourselves.
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