We dream of a future where local communities are sustainable, compassionate, accepting and supportive places to live. We imagine a world where every child has their material needs met. We imagine a world where there is no prejudice, shame or judgement about accepting ‘help’ when it is needed. Where local communities work to support each other, especially families and their children.
We believe everybody needs help at some point and that everybody can make a difference in the life of another. We work to enrich and connect communities by restoring giving and receiving to the everyday.
1. We are supporting local families by providing children’s and nursery items available to the needy free of charge
2. We are assisting local support agencies by giving them access to resources for their clients (previously such items were taken out of the department’s budget or not provided)
3. We are reducing local landfill by repairing and re-homing second hand children’s and nursery items
4. We are engaging the local community in supporting their needy neighbors
5. In time, we hope to break down the prejudice and taboo associated with receiving help in times of need.
We are a local grassroots organization run entirely by volunteers. We live and breathe our values of compassion, acceptance, support and sustainability. Our volunteers collect and sort pre-loved nursery equipment and children's clothes for distribution through local support agencies. Our work is done in the homes of volunteers, usually with children playing nearby.
We make no judgment on what constitutes 'need' (we leave that to our referring agencies), we believe that everybody needs help at some time and we would like to assist in their hour of need. Thus far we have helped; new immigrants, families experiencing financial hardship, families dealing with mental health issues, teen mothers, the long term unemployed, struggling single parent families, families expecting multiple births, families facing health problems, families recovering from domestic abuse and families grieving the loss of a baby.
In our short history we have given infants a safe place to sleep, babies clothes to wear, children toys and books to play with and parents peace of mind. We receive no government support or grants to fund our work and fundraise to cover our operating costs only; all monies raised go towards our work of supporting the community. We dream of a self-sustaining organization that can branch out to help other communities replicate our work.