Frequently Asked Questions

Clothing (size prem – 1 year)

  • Knitted cardigans, jackets, vests
  • Hats and beanies
  • Booties and socks
  • All in ones/stretch & grows
  • Long & short sleeved bodysuits/onesies
  • Pants
  • Tops (short and long sleeved)

Blankets and bedding

  • Blankets (wool, cotton or natural fibres)
  • Baby sleeping bags
  • Bassinet and cot sheets


  • Baby towels
  • Disposable newborn and infant size nappies
  • Baby toys (wooden or plastic are preferred)
  • Books (hardcover and softcover)
  • Wipes
  • Bottles
  • Breast pumps
  • Burp cloths 
  • Wool or natural fibre yarn or fabrics for our crafters
  • Baby baths

Search for your drop off donation here.

Of course! Contact us here and we’ll let you know the best place to post or courier to.

We’d love to hear from you and chat about what’s involved. Please contact us!

We love new, preloved and crafted items of baby and children’s essentials. Our greatest need is generally books, baby clothing (prem to size 1), blankets, bedding and nappies. We also collect wool and fabric (natural fibres) for our crafters “The Nest Makers“. For a list of the few items that we cannot accept please click here.

We often have requests for larger children’s sizes. Please contact your nearest branch and our volunteers can let you know if it’s required at this time.

Lots! We gift new, pre-loved, handcrafted and repurposed essentials including clothing, bedding, toys, books and much more. We also gift larger items where needed including cots, prams, baths and more. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see photos of our wonderful packs.

Yes, but please note that we can only give acrylic knitting to babies over 6 months of age as an outer layer.

Yes we do. We cannot give polar fleece blankets to young babies but we can turn small blankets into our famous playmats, and larger blankets can be given to older children.

We do prefer this but if not, we have volunteers who will wash your donation. If you are unable to wash them please just check to see they are free from obvious stains and dirt.

Yes, we do! We love donations of clean, mould-free safe sleeping spaces. Cots need to comply with NZ safety standards.

All our items are gifted via social workers, midwives, nurses and a number of charity partners. We recommend families speak with their midwife or a social worker. Alternatively, please contact the branch in their area here – our volunteers can put them in touch with someone near by.

Yes! All the details are here.

There are so many ways to help us!

  • We love donations of items or money.
  • You could become one of our crafters – find out more about “The Nest Makers” here.
  • We are always excited to have new volunteers and have a range of roles both big and small. You could collect items for us, help us sort and pack items, do some washing or help us with administration. Find out more here.