Your Shropshire based Baby Bank

Frequently asked questions

WHERE WILL MONETARY DONATIONS BE SPENT?

Some items have to be bought new for safety reasons, such as mattresses, bottle teats and safety gates. We could use cash to purchase any ‘missing’ items from wider bundles that we don’t have in stock. And we have to meet small monthly costs for storage of items, hosting the website, printing of leaflets, and the like, which form the day-to-day running of Little Stars.

WHERE DO THE DONATIONS GO TO?

They go to families in need. Some are referred to us by the Family Nurse Partnership, others by community midwives and health visitors. There are also other organisations who have our information and can signpost to us. Some items which don’t easily fit in the bundles may be repurposed or sold to release cash to buy the brand new items required.

HOW COULD I GET INVOLVED OR VOLUNTEER?

We’re a new charity and we’re not yet ready to take on volunteers. But if you’d like to send an email to littlestarsbb@outlook.com and let us know your particular skills and how you’d like to be involved in the future then we’ll absolutely be in touch as soon as we’re ready to expand our team.

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 offs we ask everyone 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 wider items that can, will be washed. Any item that is dishwasher safe will be put through a cycle.