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Proud Parents


Our Baby Shop and Emergency Diaper Closet are possible because of generous donations from the community

Diapers are as essential to a baby's healthy development as a mother's love. Keeping infants and toddlers clean, dry, and healthy is key to building a solid foundation for all children to reach their full potential.

But one in three families struggles to provide clean diapers for their baby.



Children in low-income families are at greatest risk of suffering the effects of diaper need because many families can't afford diapers. Current public support programs help some, but young children have additional needs necessary to build a strong foundation for healthy growth and to reach their full potential.

Host a Diaper Drive

We are always looking to stock our Diaper Closet. We accept size newborn to size 6! 

Accepted Donations

Baby and Children's Clothing
Size preemie- through 8 Kids)

Crib or mini crib bedding

changing pads and covers


Cold Weather GearHats, gloves, snow pants, winter boots, winter coats 

Things for Parents

Maternity Clothing

Pregnancy Pillows

Pregnancy and Parenting books

Feeding and Infant Care
High chairs
Baby bottles/ Sippy cups

Unopened Formula

Baby plates and bowls

Breastfeeding supplies

NO Breast Pumps

Infant Toys and Containers 
Board books
Tummy time mats
Baby floor chairs and rockers
Baby Carriers and Wraps

Infant Swings

Baby Soap and Lotion
Diaper Cream
Children's OTC Medicine 
Diapers/Baby Wipes
Towels and washcloths
Baby Bath tubs
Postpartum Care 

Large Items
Strollers(Double, umbrella and standard) 
Pack and Play

Where to Donate


Drop Off at in Lobby at 270 River Street. 

There is a drop-off cart in the back of the lobby.


City Mission of Schenectady, Distribution Center

11 Cheltingham Ave Rotterdam NY

Drop-Off Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm

Say it's for Mom Starts Here! 

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