Donating to BabyGoRound
Whether you are donating items directly to our facility, through an event or to one of our Community Champions, each item that is donated to BabyGoRound is inspected with the greatest of care to make sure that it is in good condition for the family receiving it. Only with your help are we able to ensure that every item BabyGoRound distributes is something that you would give or use with your own children or loved ones. Each item that meets this standard to make every recipient feel deserving and dignified.
What We Collect
- Baby monitors
- Bath towels & washcloths
- Board books
- Bouncy chairs
New (unused, sealed in box) breast pumps
We are not able to accept used breast pumps for sanitary reasons.
Must have safety belt as we are no longer able to obtain retro-fit kits
No bumpers please.
Disposable only. Newborn and Size 1, 2 or 3 only, please!
- Diaper bags
- Front carriers & slings
- High chairs
- Nursing pillows
No umbrella strollers or large all terrain jogging strollers, please.
- Winter outerwear
We currently cannot accept any cribs, pack and plays, clothing, bibs, bottles, bottle accessories, dishes, soothers, table-mounted chairs or toddler beds.
We do not ever collect car seats, maternity wear or pillows (except nursing pillows).
We cannot accept equipment that is not in good working condition as we cannot afford to dispose of these items. Every year, BabyGoRound is faced with the cost of disposing of unusable cribs and other donations that are dirty, damaged or missing essential safety straps – please help us by ensuring your donated equipment is clean, complete with all parts, straps, instructions, etc. We appreciate your understanding.
Where to Donate
Donate At Our Facility
We are only open for donations on specific contactless drop off dates. Please check the top of the page for scheduled dates. We are located at 2939 Kingsway in Vancouver, BC.
On contactless gear donation dates, gear can be dropped off at our back door at the rear of the building (accessed through the alley) in the bins provided. We kindly request that no items be left at our front or back door after hours, or on any date that is not a specific contactless gear donation date.
Donate Through a Community Champion
Community Champions are not currently accepting donated gear. When we are operating under normal circumstances, our community champions are volunteers dedicated to helping BabyGoRound collect gently used baby gear from their local community. We rely on our Community Champions to help us acquire the gear we distribute to families.
Contact Your Community Champion
We’ll connect you via email with your local Community Champion so you can arrange a mutually convenient time for a drop off closer to home!
At BabyGoRound, it is our responsibility to ensure the well-being of our families and inspect all items given for use. We take great care in assessing all gear that is collected within the community so that all items are clean, stain-free, in good working condition and have all parts included. Before you donate a crib, please review and complete this checklist as part of our safety protocol. We require a printed manual and all parts for the crib donation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What items do you accept for donation?
We gratefully accept most baby gear, however occasionally the items we are able to accept change due to inventory and storage concerns. Please check our most current list of accepted items before making a donation. We are a very small, volunteer-run charity, and broken, dirty, or incomplete items are a disposal burden and take us away from supporting families. Please ensure your items are clean, in good working order and have all required safety straps and harnesses.
How do I donate my crib? How do I donate my baby gear?
We are able to collect cribs and gear at multiple locations locations throughout the Lower Mainland in addition to our facility at 2939 Kingsway, Vancouver. To donate a crib, please complete the crib donation form. We cannot accept drop sided cribs, cribs with chew marks or cribs with damage.
To donate cribs or gear at our facility:
We are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm for appointments and gear donations. We are also open the last Saturday of every month (except December) from 10am-1pm for gear donations.
To donate cribs or gear in your area:
Please complete our form to contact the Community Champion in your area. Our Community Champions help us collect gear across the Lower Mainland. We will put you in contact with the Community Champion nearest you so you can arrange a drop time and location.
Do you have someone in my area that can accept donations?
BabyGoRound has a network of Community Champions across the Lower Mainland that accept donations in their communities.
Do you pick up items for donation?
BabyGoRound requests that items are dropped directly at the facility during operation hours or donated through a Community Champion. We do not offer pick ups at this time.
Do you accept baby clothes?
We accept sleepers for babies 0-12 months, winter outerwear, and shoes and boots in good condition. We do not accept baby clothing at this time as we simply have too much!
Do you take car seats – even if they are still current?
Sadly, we do not take any car seats due to liability reasons, nor are we aware of any organization that is collecting them, even if they are still valid. Car seats may be recycled if they are out of date, and your local recycling depot should have more information on how to do that.