Little Essentials

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Little Essentials is a nonprofit organization that improves the health, safety and well-being of children ages 0-4 living in poverty by providing urgently needed resources and parenting education to families in crisis. Through their network of community partner organizations, they provide safe sleep solutions, strollers, car seats, clothing, diapers and other baby essentials to families living in poverty.

Each item that is donated to Little Essentials is inspected with the greatest of care to make sure that every piece of clothing is free of stains and holes, that every toy is clean and ready to use, and that every shoe is in good condition and part of a pair. It is with the help of New Yorkers that they are able to ensure that every item Little Essentials distributes is something that individuals would give or use with their own children or loved ones.

donateNYC Partner Fact: In 2017 Little Essentials donated over 26,000 items to families through our network of community partners across NYC.


Accepted Donations:
All items must be new or gently used and appropriate for children ages 0-4

  • Bassinets
  • Bathtubs
  • Bibs
  • Blankets (receiving and baby blankets)
  • Books on child rearing
  • Books for babies and toddlers (board and picture books)
  • Booster chairs
  • Bottles & feeding supplies
  • Bouncy Seats
  • Breast pumps (new/never used)
  • Carriers and slings
  • Car seats (must complete waiver)
  • Clothing (newborn up to size 5t)
  • Diapers (opened or unopened)
  • Diaper Bags
  • Infant tubs
  • Nursing pillows and coverups
  • Pack and Plays
  • Shoes (up to size 13)
  • Sleepsacks and Swaddles
  • Strollers
  • Swings
  • Toys
  • Wipes (unopened)

Donations Not Accepted:

  • Baby food
  • Cribs
  • Crib bumpers
  • Crib mattresses
  • Crib mobiles
  • Diaper pails
  • Exersaucers
  • Formula
  • Furniture
  • High chairs
  • Maternity clothes
  • Potties
  • Ride on toys
  • Safety gates
  • Sleep positioners
  • Swings
  • Stuffed animals
  • Walkers

Pick-Up Service: No

Location & Contact

15 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007