Passing on Used Baby Items
Do you have gently-used children’s clothes, toys, or baby gear that you’d like to pass on? Looking for ways to support other families in your community at the same time?
Here are a few of our favorites!
(Due to space constraints, Good Beginnings cannot accept used items. Here is a list of items we accept.)
Donate to the ‘Good Beginnings’ Voucher Program
When you bring items to these two local thrift shops, ask to have the value of the donated goods applied to our Good Beginnings account. Your donation will enable a family with limited financial means to shop there for urgent clothing and baby gear needs.
Women and Children First
114 N. Main Street, Barre, VT 05641
Heather’s Nearly New
62 River Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Bring your gently-used, clean, serviceable items to one of the following community events:
Kids Trade and Play
2nd Saturday of every month
Capital City Grange
3312 VT-12, Berlin, VT
Please bring clean, unstained, non-ripped clothing at the time of the exchange. Only $3/family! Take home all that you need. For questions please contact Erin Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Give and Take Day
3rd Saturday of every month (during warmer months)
The East Calais Church, Route 14, East Calais
Kitchen and household items, men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, toys, books, puzzles. For more information and to donate items please call Pastor Bill at 232-1013, Sandy at 456-8809 or Mary at 456-8161.
Annual Community Events
These annual used-clothing exchanges or sales also serve as fundraisers for some amazing community organizations!
La Leche League and Babywearers of Central Vermont
Annual Baby Sale- September of every year
Accepts donations in the days leading up to the sale. All proceeds go to Postpartum Nonprofit organizations supporting breastfeeding and babywearing in our community. For contact information please contact Babywearers HERE.
Annual Unsale- annually in May.
Accepts donations of not only new and used clothing, but also dishes, furniture, electronics, games, books, appliances, sports equipment, bedding, blankets and toys! Held at:
Barre Old Labor Hall
45 Granite Street
Barre, VT 05641
Hosted by Barre Evangelical Free Church. For questions please contact Barb McMahon at (802) 476-7002
Lil’ Vermonters- annually in April.
You can make money on the child-related items your family is no longer using and save money on a huge selection of gently used clothes, shoes, toys & gear for your family.
Northfield Drop and Swap- annually each fall.
Baby formula: Your local food shelf accepts unopened containers of powdered baby formula! Here’s a list of Central Vermont food shelves.
Baby Food: Food shelves do not accept donations, but here are some creative suggestions.
Breast Pump and Pumping Supplies: Pumps and supplies that are not hospital-grade are considered single-user pumps. Some manufacturers have No Pumps In Dumps and other recycling programs that allows families to send back their pumps. They may even offer free shipping.
Diapers and Wipes: Donate unused diapers and unopened wipes to the Montpelier Baby Pantry!
Stuffed Animals: Most family-serving organizations cannot accept used stuffed animals. Try the Humane Society!