Welcome to Small Stuff Baby Bank.
Small Stuff Baby Bank, in Radstock, Somerset supplies free, 0-5-year-old clothing and essentials for families and carers who need them.
- To collect and redistribute unwanted babies’ and children’s clothes and equipment to families, carers, groups and schools who need them. ( subject to availability)
- To provide a supportive, friendly and welcoming hub where service users can attend with or without their charges, feeling welcomed and with no judgement.
- To provide a supportive, inclusive environment for volunteers to donate their time to assist the baby bank with many of its essential tasks.
- To recycle unwanted items wherever possible and in turn, reduce waste.
Here at the Small Stuff Baby bank, we are always very grateful for your donations. For a full list of the types of items we collect and repurpose, please see our Donations page
Please follow the link to our Requests page to let us know how we can help
We are sometimes able to provide clothes for children aged between 5 and 12 years old. This can vary, but if you have specific requests, please add them in the comments section of the request form.
Save Small Stuff Baby Bank- SOS
In 2019, in response to hearing about the hidden poverty in our area, I set up Small Stuff Baby Bank. Since this time, we have helped 100’s of families on thousands of occasions, by providing them with pre-loved, free clothes, toys, books and equipment.
Myself (Rachel) and Paula, volunteer 7 days per week (between us) to run the baby bank. Other volunteers help remotely by sorting clothes, storing out-of-season items and cleaning buggies, in their homes. The community is very invested in the baby bank and passionate about supporting local families. We have been told that the baby bank is a treasured part of the local community.
As a manager, a large part of my role is to continually apply for grants. Since our launch, we have been very fortunate in securing grants to pay for core costs and projects to further benefit the community. However, increased competition since the pandemic and the cost of living crisis, means we have been unsuccessful in our recent grant applications. We, therefore, face imminent closure, which of course means the community losing our support- when they need it most!
How can you request items or donate items?
If we are to keep this page functioning and the baby bank open, it’s essential that everyone follows the following procedures. They may seem over the top but the new variant of covid demands it.