Giving support, hope and community to moms and newborns-in-need.
Moorelands Kids’ Baby Bundles program provides new mothers living below the poverty line with a gift to welcome their baby.
Moorelands Kids is a Toronto charity. It is our intention that the bundles are used to help connect a new mom with a health care worker and community supports that will provide education in the care of their baby. As you know, babies are especially vulnerable during the first few months of their lives. Typically, a baby bundle consists of basic baby supplies, a blanket and sleepers.
The program is provided at no cost to recipients and each year we aim to help up to 250 new mothers. We work in partnership with public health nurses and social service agency workers to identify new mothers in-need and to deliver the bundles. Through these partnerships, new moms have the opportunity to connect with and receive follow-up community support. We provide one bundle per baby.
Want to help?
Donate baby clothes, baby items, and baby toys and help new babies and their moms! Moorelands Kids gratefully accepts gift-in-kind donations of new items on the list below (new items only; clothing size 6 months).
Having a baby shower at work or with family & friends? Why not donate excess items to Moorelands Kids, or hold a parallel shower for a baby in need? Celebrating the arrival of a new child or grandchild? Why not celebrate with a tribute donation? We can’t think of a more thoughtful way for new parents or grandparents to reach out to someone in need at their moment of greatest joy. Are you a knitter? Why not support Moorelands Kids with your own hand-crafted sweater sets and baby blankets?
For more information or to discuss details, please contact Danielle at 416-466-9987 ext. 300 or by email. On behalf of the mothers and babies we serve – thank you for being part of a caring community!
Donate Supplies to Baby Bundles
What’s in a baby bundle?
Moorelands Kids would gratefully welcome donations of the following items for our Baby Bundles program.
- Receiving Blanket
- Baby Wash Cloth
- Bath Towel
- Crib Blanket
- Some toiletries specific for your baby
- A Warm Sweater (seasonal)
- Soft Toy or Cloth/Board Book
The approx. value of a bundle is $232. A Healthy start for a baby: Priceless.
Donations of supplies may be brought to our office by appointment only.
If you would like a charitable tax receipt for your gift, please complete this online form and bring in your original purchase receipts when you drop off your donations.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Don't have time to go shopping?
Donate the value of a Moorelands Kids' baby bundle and we'll do the shopping!
Please note, we are not currently accepting requests for baby bundles from new partners. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Our baby bundles are provided to low-income families in Toronto who are expecting, or who have, newborns. Moorelands Kids works with 12 partner agencies (community workers and public health nurses) who assess each family and determine their need for a baby bundle. Our Baby Bundles program provides one bundle per baby.
I don’t have the money and support to buy what I need for my baby... But when I started attending [St. Stephen’s Community House’s] Great Start Together program that started to change…St. Stephen’s connected me a doula from BirthMark…baby clothing from Moorelands Kids and a midwife from Midwives Clinic of East York... I now feel Canada is my home and I gained confidence to be a successful mom.
Celina, newcomer and Baby Bundles recipient
Information for Families Seeking Support
Our baby bundles are provided to low-income families in Toronto who are expecting, or who have, newborns. Moorelands Kids works with 12 partner agencies (community workers and public health nurses) who assess each family and determine their need for a baby bundle. We provide one baby bundle gift per baby. These partners send requests for bundles on behalf of the families they serve – we do not accept requests directly from families.
If you are in need of support:
- Ask your community worker, social worker or public health nurse to refer you for a Moorelands Baby Bundle;
- If you don’t have a community worker, social worker or public health nurse, you can start by reaching out to one of our partners: The City of Toronto’s Healthy Babies Healthy Children program. Use the contact information below to speak to a Public Health Nurse about their program.
- To find out if the HBHC program is right for you, call and ask to speak with a Public Health Nurse.