Donate

Thank you so much for considering donating. It’s through generous donations of items that your children have loved or made good use of, that we will be able to help so many local families in need.

Please read through this page before contacting us to find out what items we need and can accept. You will also find below all the details of what to do before you bring your donation in, and where to find us.

 

 

Before you contact us

Please check the lists below. There are certain items that we cannot accept. Also, there are times when we have too much of certain items and can’t accept any more.

We are only able to accept limited donations by appointment. Please see our Facebook page for posts on items we can currently accept for rehoming.

Please note that occasionally we may be unable to re-home donated items. If this is the case, we reserve the right to sell such items and use the funds to help us to support local families in need.

 

Urgently Needed

  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3
  • Item 4

 

Always Needed

  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3
  • Item 4

 

No Thank You

  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3
  • Item 4

 

Thank you so much for considering donating. It’s through generous donations of items that your children have loved or made good use of, that we will be able to help so many local families in need.

Please clean and check any items you bring to us as we want the families to feel like they are receiving a special gift that will put a smile on their face.

We are only able to accept limited donations by appointment.  Please see our Facebook page for posts on items we can currently accept for rehoming.

Occasionally, we may be unable to re-home donated items. If this is the case, we reserve the right to sell such items and use the funds to help us to support local families in need.

You can also check our Facebook page for updates or Contact us with any queries.

Pelican Parcels office is based at Unit 9, Industrial House, Conway Street in Hove easily accessible by train, bus or car. Click here for a map.

HOW TO FIND US:

Directions if driving: Turn into the Industrial House car park from either Ellen Street or Fonthill Road. There is a loading bay with yellow hatchings (this is inbetween Logo Sports and Hire4All ,however please be considerate and don’t park in their spaces) and next to the big blue door is our buzzer, we will come down to take donations. Please be patient as we’re on the second floor and if the lift is in use this can take a few minutes.

As a small charity we are not able to offer a collection service but you can stop right outside our premises and we’re more than happy to help you unload your car. Alternatively we’re very close to major bus routes and only 5 minutes from Hove train station.

If you are not local, please see this map of other baby banks in the UK as there may be another charity in your area as there are several around the UK including the amazing Stripey Stork in Surrey and the international inspiration that is St Kilda Mums in Australia (thanks to them and everyone involved so far in getting us underway).

If you have items for babies and children that you no longer use and would like to donate them, do please bring them along to our office so that we can pass them on to a family who really need them.

Here’s what you need to do before you bring your items to us:

  • Please check the list of baby and children’s items we can rehome.  
  • If the items you have match what we can rehome, please either email us with a list of your items, or check our ‘How to donate’ tab to find out where and when to take your items.
  • Please note we cannot offer a collection service.  
  • If you have a cot, pram, pushchair or highchair, these items have mandatory safety standards please check our safety checklist to ensure they meet mandatory safety standards. We would be hugely appreciative if you can take a few minutes to read these standards. If you are unsure whether your donation is safe please email us.
  • Please ensure that your donations nice and clean when you bring them to us as then we can process and distribute them more quickly.

 

What we do NOT re-home

We do not rehome used car seats, mattresses, electrical items, potties/toilet seats, door bouncers, Bumbo seats, used electric breast pumps or maternity or adult clothing. Please review this list of what we can rehome and if in doubt please contact us.

We need volunteers to to help sort through donations, package up parcels and undertake admin tasks. If you can offer a minimum of half a day a week, we’d love to hear from you.  Drop us an email.

As a new charity any financial help you can offer would be very gratefully received. Although we are aiming to cover our core costs such as the building rent and utility bills from grants, we still need to raise funds to buy things like mattresses and high request items such as baby formula, nappies and wipes. You can donate money online or get in touch if you’d like to discuss making a donation. We also have an Amazon wishlist if you’d like to purchase items for us directly.

Want to do a sponsored event? Having a raffle or tombola? Running a race? Maybe you could you help run a fundraising event for Pelican Parcels? Please do get in touch if you’d like to discuss fundraising for us.

Before bringing your donation in

Please clean and check any items you bring to us as we want the families to feel like they are receiving a special gift that will put a smile on their face.

 

How To Find Us

Directions if driving: Turn into the Industrial House car park from either Ellen Street or Fonthill Road. There is a loading bay with yellow hatchings (this is inbetween Logo Sports and Hire4All ,however please be considerate and don’t park in their spaces) and next to the big blue door is our buzzer, we will come down to take donations. Please be patient as we’re on the second floor and if the lift is in use this can take a few minutes.

As a small charity we are not able to offer a collection service but you can stop right outside our premises and we’re more than happy to help you unload your car. Alternatively we’re very close to major bus routes and only 5 minutes from Hove train station.

If you are not local, please see this map of other baby banks in the UK as there may be another charity in your area as there are several around the UK including the amazing Stripey Stork in Surrey and the international inspiration that is St Kilda Mums in Australia (thanks to them and everyone involved so far in getting us underway).

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