Community Referral Donation Program
How to request donation items.
The donations program is referral based only*.
The referral can come from a caseworker or social worker you are already working with, or your/your child's, doctors office and must be sent before the client comes to pick up donation items.
When supplies are ready, (usually within 7-14 days), agency will call client with pickup details; items must be picked up within 1-2 weeks. No walk-in assistance is available.
Starting February 2021, we are needing to record more data for our United Way partnership. This will in turn allow us to improve our donations program as well as our other service programs. To make the process hopefully less tedious for you we have created two options for your use. Please do not give out blank forms to clients. If you would prefer to fill out a digital form, we do have one available. Please reach out to Christine at 317-787-3412 for more information.
Family is in charge of arranging pick up. We are not able to deliver requested items.
What's a layette?
Pregnant mothers/mothers of newborns may be interested in our layettes. Layettes contain an assortment of basic baby items. This often includes clothing and newborn & size 1 diapers with wipes. We will add certain items (such as blankets, bottles, and bibs) to the layette depending on availability.
The donations we have are given to us by many supporters who want to help mothers, children and families.
In general, we usually have diapers, wipes, infant and children’s clothing.
We will not always have all the items you may need.
Due to the number of mothers, children and families we are helping, we can only accept one donation request per household every six (6) months or 2x per year, whichever comes first.
Please call Christine at 317-787-3412 for any questions regarding our Donation Program.
Who can we provide items to?
We try to keep all sizes from preemie to adult sizes. We have a modest selection for teens. Currently we can help with shoes and maternity clothing. Please make sure that all needed items are on the referral.
Parent Support Group (Has openings)
Our agency offers a Parent Support Group for women who are struggling with life's challenges. Originally, this group was formed to better serve women requesting material assistance from our agency by offering them further parenting and educational support thru a group setting. We also invite our pregnant clients to join this group.
The goal of the Parent Support Group is to provide support to mothers by presenting educational topics related to parenting (such as Budgeting Tips, Higher Education Options Job Search, Childcare, Child Abuse Prevention, Child Development, Nutrition & Exercise, Cooking & Recipes). In addition, we provide the women with emotional support and encourage them to support each other. The Parent Support group is an ongoing, open group that meets monthly. Attendees are allowed to bring their young children to the group meetings. A play area is provided at one end of the meeting room. Support group members also receive donations, such as household items, diapers/wipes, children's clothing and toiletries.
Please call (317-787-3412) or email Cheryl, the group leader, if you would like more information about the group or if you are interested in joining our Parent Support Group.