Where to Donate Baby Items in Glen Ellyn

The current COVID-19 pandemic crisis brought much of our society to a halt, but what hasn’t ceased are the needs of women facing an unexpected pregnancy.

The needs of our clients who are facing unplanned pregnancies are greater than ever, and we’re grateful for the generous hearts of all of you who partner with us to serve them. Unexpected pregnancy decisions are particularly hard when women don’t have the support they need. Practical assistance empowers them and equips them to choose life for their babies.

Caring Network has six pregnancy resource centers in the Chicagoland area, dedicated to serving women who are facing unexpected pregnancies.  Through the support of families in the community and our local churches, we are able to connect moms with on-going resources that help meet immediate needs. If you’d like to learn more about how to get involved, contact us today!

Caring Network Baby Banks

At Caring Network, we understand that practical help saves lives, so we’ve partnered with three local churches that serve as Caring Network Baby Banks. These baby banks provide clients with essential baby supplies to meet critical needs. The baby banks include the Bridges program operated by Oak Brook Community Church, Calvary Lutheran Church in Wood Dale, and Naperville Presbyterian Church.

Bridges Parenting Program at Oak Brook Community Church

Bridges is a volunteer-supported ministry and community outreach to low-income families with young children and to women with unplanned pregnancies. In addition to spiritual ministry, their baby bank provides women with material support such as diapers, formula, clothes, and childcare items.

Items are typically accepted at the church Monday through Thursday from 9am-5pm, but please call to confirm before dropping off your donations.

Oak Brook Community Church

31st Street and Midwest Road

Oak Brook

630-986-0310

Bridges will accept the following items:

**Note: due to COVID-19 restrictions, contact the program regarding types of acceptable donations prior to drop-off.  

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Enfamil formula
  • Baby lotion and shampoo
  • Toys and books (new and gently used)
  • Baby clothes (new and gently used)

Bridges also accepts donations of larger items listed below, but please call ahead to be sure they are open and have space available to store the items before you make the trip.

  • Cribs
  • Baby bouncers
  • Other larger item baby goods

Wood Dale Baby Bank at Calvary Lutheran Church

We’re thankful for the work of kind volunteers at the Wood Dale Baby Bank as they serve the women and their babies of Caring Network.

The Wood Dale Baby Bank accepts the following items:

**Note: due to COVID-19 restrictions, contact the program regarding types of acceptable donations prior to drop-off.  

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Baby lotions and shampoos
  • Baby clothes (new and gently used)
  • Small baby toys and books (new or gently used)

Drop off times will vary, so please call ahead to be sure someone is available at the church to receive the donations.

Drop off items at:

Calvary Lutheran Church

107 N Wood Dale Rd

Wood Dale, IL 60191

630-766-2838

Naperville Baby Bank at Naperville Presbyterian Church

The Naperville Presbyterian Church (NPC) partners with Caring Network by hosting a distribution time for Caring Network clients to receive essential baby care items.  Twice a month on a Saturday morning from 9 am to 11 am, and a Tuesday evening from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, they welcome Caring Network clients. In addition to providing practical needs,  NPC volunteers talk with the women, pray with them, and share the love of Christ with those who come for assistance.

NPC accepts the following items:

**Note: due to COVID-19 restrictions, contact the program regarding types of acceptable donations prior to drop-off.  

  • Diapers (any size)
  • Baby wipes

You can contact NPC directly for information about their current availability for donation drop-off.

Naperville Presbyterian Church

943 Sanctuary Lane

Naperville, IL 60540

630-961-0579

We appreciate the continuing compassion our donors like you have shown for our clients through practical support and encourage you to donate items to the baby banks directly whenever possible. If you are not able to drop off your donations at one of the baby bank locations, please call 630-493-1340. We do accept donations at our Glen Ellyn Administrative office (1200 Roosevelt Rd. Suite 114, Glen Ellyn, IL), but ask you to try to drop off at the baby banks first.

Client Needs

  • Diapers (*great ongoing need)
  • Wipes
  • Enfamil baby formula
  • Gift cards for gas, groceries, Walmart or Target
  • New baby items
  • Jar baby food
  • Baby toiletries
  • New or gently used clothing for babies and young children
  • Baby blankets
  • Maternity clothes
  • New parenting books
  • New or gently used children’s toys (in good working condition)

We Cannot Accept:

  • Clothing in poor condition
  • Cribs
  • Used car seats
  • Used breast pumps

Ways Your Church or Organization Can Donate Items

 The body of Christ seems to be particularly motivated to support babies and women who are unexpectedly pregnant. We can help you facilitate organizing your church, work, or a group of friends to help empower women to choose life for their unexpected pregnancy.

Diaper Derby Collection

 Each September, groups and churches collect diapers and baby wipes for Caring Network’s Bridges parenting program and baby banks. Email Tracy tracy@caringnetwork.com if you would like to participate.

Caring Network Cube

 We can give your church or group with a Caring Network Cube to keep on-site. It provides a place for people to leave donated baby supplies on an ongoing basis. Email Tracy at tracy@caringnetwork.com if you would like us to provide you with a Caring Network Cube.

Baby Showers

 Hosting a baby shower at church or home is a fun way to get friends and family together to collect diapers and new clothing and baby supplies for new mothers who have chosen life. You can even get creative and host an online event with monetary donations or offer a porch drop-off! Email Tracy at tracy@caringnetwork.com for more information.

Building God’s Kingdom Together

Compassionately caring for women is the heart of Caring Network. These are challenging times for everyone, and we’re grateful for your faithful prayers and gifts. Without them, we couldn’t continue to provide emotional support, spiritual counsel, and practical help to those who reach out for help in dealing with the effects of their unplanned pregnancy. If you would like additional information about volunteer opportunities, contact us at volunteer@caringnetwork.com. We’re working in partnership together to build God’s kingdom!

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. Proverbs 11:25