Community Connect is here to offer help to mothers who are pregnant or have recently had a baby, who are struggling to get the essentials for their baby, and who need some practical assistance.
We can help with essential things such as pre-loved baby clothes, blankets, nappies and some larger pre-loved items (subject to availability).
We are only accepting referrals at this time.
If you are referring a family in need to us for assistance, please complete the form below and click the ‘Submit’ button.
If you are yourself in need of support, please ask your maternity hospital, social worker or other support service to refer you, or email us at email@example.com for more information about how to do this.
If you are having difficulty submitting the form above, please email all details instead to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very sorry, but we are unable to provide formula. If the family are struggling to provide food for their baby, please contact their local Public Health Nurse for assistance.
We only have children’s clothes up to age 2 years (or sometimes 3 years, depending on donations), so if a child is older than this, we are unlikely to have what they need.
We do not have toys.
We cannot pass on used car seats for safety reasons.
We are unable to supply items such as nappies on an ongoing basis to the same family, as we have to spread our resources out between everyone who asks us for help. We can return however after 3-6 months with the next size of clothing, if a child/family needs it.
We are not an emergency service and are run by volunteers, so although we will do our best to get to those who need it as quickly as possible, there is often a wait of a few weeks until we can get to a family referred to us.
See also our Support Information page for other support options.