There are many ways that you can help to support Hampshire's most vulnerable families.
By supporting us we will continue to support families in 2024 when the festive period is over and the months are hard.
The Portsmouth Baby Bank exists to provide basic essentials to families most in need in our city. We know that providing support and intervention at an early stage leads to the most effective outcomes. Many families in Portsmouth are struggling financially, 42.9% of people in our most local neighbourhood are income-deprived, however we are also seeing an increasing number of dual income families accessing food banks within the city, demonstrating the pressures that ALL families are currently facing in these challenging times. The Baby Bank is available for any family that needs support, it is not means tested, meaning it is completely accessible to all. The Baby Bank can make an immediate difference, providing items to families, reducing the pressure caused by the cost of living crisis.
The Baby Bank provides support to a high number of families facing difficulties with low income, but also supports families facing a range of circumstances, including Refugees and Asylum seekers and families seeking refuge from Domestic abuse. These families have faced extremely challenging, traumatic circumstances, often arriving in the area without any supplies for their children and the Baby Bank can offer immediate crisis support, providing some relief to the family.
Your donation can support the Baby Bank to supply new items that help keep newborn babies safe. Any donation is greatly appreciated and used exclusively for Baby Bank stock.
Can you join forces at work or in a friendship group to sponsor a whole newborn bundle for £60?
Can you choose a new item on our wishlist to help build newborn bundles?
Can you donate some pre-loved clothes or supplies to our Portsmouth Offices to support local families?
Can you build a bundle and donate it at our offices in Portsmouth?
Our newborn bundles consist of so many things that a new baby needs. From a moses basket to seasonal clothing and bedding, new mattress and comforters. We want every baby to have what they need to be safe and thrive.
It costs us £60 to create one newborn bundle.
Could you fundraise at work and support a better start for a child?
Donate through our PayPal and we will use 100% of your donation to support Portsmouth Baby Bank.
Some items in the bundle must be new for safety. Could you prurchase a moses basket mattress or newborn nappies to support a family?
Purchase an item through our Amazon Wishlist and we will use 100% of your donation to support Portsmouth Baby Bank.
From buggies and cots to clothing and shoes. Donations of pre-loved items is what keeps the Baby Bank helping so many people. Your donations will go straight to a family in Hampshire.
Follow the link to see what we can receive and how to get it to us.
Why not shop your own items and build a newborn hamper of your own to donate at our offices in Portsmouth Guildhall?
Each Hamper should include:
Please note that we are only able to accept fully built hampers due to limited storage. If you have any issues sourcing these items please feel free to contact us.
Follow the link to download and print this list.