Growbaby aims to provide families in need with good quality baby clothes and equipment, free of charge. We accept donations of baby clothes and equipment in good condition. Due to storage limitations, we do not accept donations of toys. The project grew out of a desire to serve the community in a very practical way, to offer another way for people to get to know us at Ivy Street and to make more links with local services.
With the help of City partners, UBS, Linklaters and Broadgate Estates, we launched Growbaby in September 2013 with a party attended by many of our supporters including Meg Hillier MP who even donated some of her own baby things, saying “I feel so attached to these things but I know they’ll go to someone who really needs them, that means I can let go!”
Hoxton Growbaby was inspired by Kingston Growbaby, established in 2001, they have been serving their community ever since and have helped hundreds of families in need.
Growbaby is a open project available to anyone in need. No referral is necessary.
If you are a family in need of help, please come along on a Thursday between 10am and 2pm and one of our lovely volunteers will help you choose some items for your baby or toddler.
If you have items to donate, please call us on 020 7729 2789 to arrange a convenient time. We are always in need of Moses baskets, cots and prams – If you have questions about the items we accept, please do call us. Please note that we are unfortunately unable to collect donations.
Growbaby is open on THURSDAYS from 10am-2pm (term time only)