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 must meet the current Canadian health and safety standards, have all original straps and buckles, and must be clean and in good working order. If your item is more than 5 years old, please email us at email@example.com to see if we can accept it. Every item 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. We can only distribute items that meet these standards to ensure every recipient feels deserving and dignified.
What We Collect
- Baby monitors
- Baby bathtub
- Bath towels & washcloths
- Board books
- Bouncy chairs
Breast pumps - new (unused, sealed in box)
We are not able to accept used breast pumps due to Health Canada regulationss..
Must have safety belt as we are no longer able to obtain retro-fit kits
At this time, we can only accept IKEA cribs, as we can download instruction manuals. Please complete and submit our Crib Donation Form when donating your crib. We will not be able to accept any cribs without the form.
No crib bumpers please.
Disposable only, in unopened packaging.
- Diaper bags
- Front carriers & slings
All straps must be included. At this time we do not need any booster seats that attach to a chair
- Crib and Bassinet Bedding
- Nursing pillows
Clean, no stains. Only up to 12 months please.
- Sleep sacks
We can not accept umbrella strollers or large all terrain jogging strollers. Strollers must have all straps and buckles included and must be in good working order
Infant toys 0-12 mo only please. We cannot accept any stuffies
We currently cannot accept any items that are not listed above including non-IKEA cribs, pack and plays, clothing, bibs, bottles, bottle accessories, dishes, soothers, table-mounted highchairs or toddler beds.
We do not ever collect used car seats, maternity wear or pillows (except nursing pillows).
We cannot accept equipment that is not in good working condition, or is incomplete. 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 unable to accept any broken, dirty, or incomplete donation items. Please ensure that all donation items must meet current Canadian safety standards and include all required safety straps and harnesses.
If your item is older than 5 years old, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if it is a good fit for donation.
How do I donate my crib? How do I donate my baby gear?
We are able to collect cribs our Kingsway location (2939 Kingsway). 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 collect donations on specified donation dates every month during the week as well as one Saturday per month. Please visit our Donate Gear page or follow us on social media for updates.
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 on designated donation days 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 0-24 months and seasonal outerwear in good condition. We do not accept other baby clothing at this time.
Do you take used car seats – even if they are still current?
We cannot 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. We happily accept new, in box car seat donations.