Frequently asked questions

WHERE WILL MONETARY DONATIONS BE SPENT?

The money will help buy new moses basket mattresses, bottle teats and any items that we need to make up the bundle for the new mum to be but we do not have the stock. It will also help with the costs of running of Little Stars Baby Bank.

WHERE DO THE DONATIONS GO TO?

They go to families in need of these essential items, we work on a referral basis and the Family Nurse Partnership use our service along with the Princess Royal Hospital, where we provide toiletries needed for mum’s on the neonatal/maternity ward.

Community midwives, health visitors, social service (compass), care leavers team and social prescribers all have Little Stars information to be able to refer to if needed. There are other organisations who have our information and can signpost to us.

Some donations may be sold to help Little Stars with the running costs of the charity or to buy the brand new items needed.

HOW COULD I GET INVOLVED OR VOLUNTEER?

As were so new into setting this charity up at the moment, were not taking on volunteers, but if you would like to send us an email littlestarsbb@outlook.com and let us know you would like to be involved then we will take your details and be in touch when we are looking for further help as this hopefully takes off.

HOW ARE YOU BEING COVID SAFE?

For every collection we adhere to social distancing and wear gloves when handling the donations. These donations are then in quarantine for 72 hours before we start to sort through them.

For drop off’s we are asking for you to adhere to social distancing and put the items in the office, where they will stay for 72 hours before being sorted.

Each item of clothing donated and any items that can, will be washed. Any item that is dishwasher safe will be put through a cycle.