Started in November 2011, You Can’t Spoil a Baby is a volunteer-operated project that delivers custom baby gifts of community donated once loved/new clothing and items to financially vulnerable Manitoba families. We are motivated by the belief that all babies deserve an equal start and that all parents deserve to receive help without judgment.
Our Concept is Simple: You Can’t Spoil a Baby matches a Manitoba family in need with a donor who has resources to give. The donor, either a donor family, donor group, or one of our Donation Coordinators, experiences the joy of creating a custom gift based on the parent’s needs, as well as the pleasure of meeting the family they are delivering it to. The family in need receives a gift to help with the first year of life, and also gets to meet the family who cares about them and their child/ren. The planet benefits too because every gift of once loved items saves valuable resources.
From November 2011 to November 2015, You Can’t Spoil a Baby has delivered 500 gifts. In addition to helping donors directly deliver their own gifts, we now have the option for donors who are not able to deliver a complete gift, drop off a partial donation to one of our many Donation Coordinator locations across Manitoba.
It has been a privilege for us to be invited into people’s lives during this special and vulnerable time and we are thrilled to continue to get the chance to do so. Our donors, volunteers and gift recipients are our project’s heartbeat! Our project is non-partisan and secular in order to ensure that all families feel comfortable asking for, and receiving a gift.
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