Hope Box started in July 2011. Hope Box is a non-profit organization that accepts new and like new baby clothing, ages preemies to 18 months and baby items, such as blankets and board books. We collect the new and gently-used baby clothing, sort them into boy/girl and ages then create a "Hope Box" (one-year wardrobe box), and distribute the boxes through social workers in hospitals, shelters, clinics and local organizations. This is a simple solution (to a growing problem) that supports disadvantaged babies while re-using thousands of onesies, baby clothing items, blankets and books that would otherwise end up in the garbage.
We are truly grateful for every piece of donated baby clothing, volunteered hour and every contributed dollar . But we have just begun. There will be over one million babies born into poverty in the United States this year. With your help, we could reach out to every one of them with warmth, and with hope.
How will you help Hope Box help others?
How you can help
How you can help
Donate Clothing: You can drop off or mail baby clothes in sizes 0-18 months. Please make sure donations are clean, stain-free and folded to make it easy for us to process your donation quickly.
Items that Hope Box accepts?
We distribute baby clothes in sizes preemies up to 18 months. Blankets, hats, socks, bibs and board books are welcome too.
Items that Hope Box cannot accept (although grateful):
Baby clothes may be given to new mothers as they leave the hospital. Due to space, hospitals and our organization are not in a position to distribute items such as: car seats, cribs, baby bottles, maternity clothes, formula, clothing larger than 18 months, Boppy pillows, baby bedding, bumpers, mobiles, etc… We realize your heart is in the right place to donate these items, but we kindly ask that you do not donate these items.
Give Money: We could help provide warmth and comfort to disadvantaged babies with your financial support and from other community members like you. The stories we hear are heartbreaking and the demand is getting greater than we can currently meet. With your help, we can make a difference in the lives of babies.
A gift of any size helps the babies.
Below are examples of what our donations can do:
A gift of $25 can supply baby socks for 100 little feet.
A gift of $50 can provide 25 baby books to newborns.
A gift of $100 can provide 20-30 blankets, keeping babies warm (especially the cold winter months) or 20-30 outfits for our babies in need.
A gift of $250 can supply 75-80 outfits for our babies in need.
Other: Like sew, knit or crochet? You can sew blankets for the babies, knit or crochet hats; all is welcomed. By doing this, you would be adding that little extra love that all babies need.
"Helping Babies One Box at a Time"