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Donate Toys, Clothes & Baby Essentials in Manchester and Salford


We help families help others by donating great quality pre-loved items they no longer need. We also accept donations of brand new items as well, especially leading up to Christmas and Eid.

Questions about donating items to Visit from the Stork? You will find lots of information below. As a small charity we are not resourced to offer a collection service. There is, however, parking available at our hub and someone from our team will be happy to help with the unloading and carrying of items from your car. Please book a slot for donating items so we know when to expect you.

Donation guidelines

  • Ideally all baby essentials (nappies, wipes, toiletries) should be brand new.
  • Any opened packs of nappies should be sealed with sellotape or in a bag and shouldn’t be any more than ¼ empty.
  • We cannot accept donations of formula milk at this time as we are working on a new policy regarding this. We tailor make our packages and this includes giving the right stage milk to families. We use our monetary donations and funding to pay for formula milk.

Please wash all the clothes you wish to donate so they can go straight out in our packs when requested or into our shop. We don’t currently have washing facilities. We are unable to accept stained or dirty clothes. 

We will open for clothes donations once a month or if we make a specific callout. We rotate our clothes available in the shop regularly and any excess to our storage gets re-donated to a clothing bank. Please only donate the sizes requested in our wishlist unless specified otherwise on our social media channels. 

We DO NOT currently accept adult clothes. This may change in the future. Please contact one of the many food banks or other charities in Salford or Manchester who may be able to take them such as; 

All toy donations should meet the following criteria;

  • Have all the bits required to work
  • Has been tested as working
    All battery covers are still in place with no rusty or leaking batteries
  • No stains on items not able to be cleaned
  • No single-use items such as Arts and Craft kits UNLESS unopened
  • Soft toys should be clean
  • Ideally items such as puzzles will still be in a box but if not then please put in a ziplock bag and label them.
  • All new toys are required to bear a CE mark, which is a declaration that the toy complies with safety requirements.

All toys must meet strict safety requirements, whether they are new or second-hand.

Toys must not:

  • Be made of flammable materials.
  • Have sharp edges or points.
  • Have easily detached parts or features (eyes, buttons, stuffing etc.).
  • Contain toxic substances, or be painted with toxic paints.
  • Operate at more than 24 volts.
  • Moses baskets should ideally have a stand with them
  • Sterilisers need to be cleaned and working 
  • All highchairs, buggies/prams/cots should pass our safety guidelines - please ONLY donate these items if requested on our wishlist, we simply do not have enough room to store them at the moment. 
  • Breast Pumps should be clean and fully working 
  • Bottles should be fully cleaned and any teats supplied should be brand new 
  • We DO NOT accept safety gates at the moment unless brand new 
  • Potty’s, toilet training seats, baby baths should be fully cleaned
  • Bumbo seats, play gyms, bouncers should have all the straps needed to keep baby safe.
  • Must be in good condition - no scribbles, marks etc 
  • No ‘annuals’ from 10+ years ago 
  • No colouring books or sticker books that are half used

Autumn/Winter 2023 wishlist

Visit from the stork donations wishlist autumn winter 2023

We have regular donation days, book below;

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We are currently open Tuesdays from 2.30pm to 5.30pm and Thursdays 10am – 1pm for donation drop offs, use the booking form above to book.

Come and find us at Emmanuel Centre, 174 Langworthy Road, Salford, M6 5PN

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