550 babies are born every month in Clark and Cowlitz Counties. About 35 of them need our help. Their mothers are often single, without support, abused and/or homeless. A dad may be out of work. A baby may have special medical needs. They are identified by hospital birth center social workers & community case workers in Clark and Cowlitz Counties. We serve low-income parents of all backgrounds, providing gifts of concrete help, hope and joy.
Babies In Need provides these families with essentials for the first few months of life, including new Car Seats. Our large Layette Gift Packs contain clothing, bedding, diapers, a book, cuddly toy, and lovely extras. Our diaper bank flyer is tucked in, and an extensive list of free local resources helps them take the next steps to provide for their children. This concrete help and childcare literature promote the safety and well-being of the babies and their families.
Sibling Bags contain books, toys, cuddly animals, and an activity book that promotes bonding with "their" new baby. Young siblings learn that they are important, too.
Refugee Assistance Families and widows often arrive with just the clothes on their backs and children in tow. We provide car seats, booster seats, diapers, and wipes to these new neighbors.
Babies in Need is all-volunteer. Serving with the help of many good people in our community, we have provided 3162 new car seats, 6114 layettes and 927 sibling bags since 1999.
- Money for new car seats, diaper cream, and baby wash.
- New & gently-used preemie & newborn sleep sacks, gowns and pajamas.
- Receiving blankets, soft toys, burp cloths, board books and accessories.
Our donation bin is behind All Saints Episcopal Church at 2206 NW 99th St.
Vancouver WA 98665.
On behalf of many local families and their children,