Baby Shower Drive
Join eKiwanis of Greater Chicago and the Kiwanis Club of Des Plaines for our Community-Wide Baby Shower Drive! The Baby Shower Drive will benefit Breakfast with Baby, a program of the Des Plaines Salvation Army. Through this two-week-long, community-wide event, the clubs seek to make a difference for the one in three local mothers facing diaper need. With drop-off locations around the Des Plaines and Park Ridge area, community members may donate baby items or make financial donations.
Donated items will be distributed to families demonstrating financial need who have a child under one year of age or a mother who is at least seven months pregnant. On the second Saturday of each month, the Salvation Army in Des Plaines provides spiritual and material support through the Breakfast with Baby program. Both Kiwanis Clubs have a longstanding partnership with BWB.
“A lack of diapers increases the risk of disease, including diaper rash, staph infections, and hepatitis. It also increases the possibility of child abuse such as Shaken Baby Syndrome as the babies cry more when wearing dirty diapers,” explained Cheryl Hagedorn, Director of the Breakfast with Baby program. “Support from the community helps to minimize these risks.”
To donate baby items, stop by one of the below drop-off locations during business hours between Sunday, September 24th – Thursday, October 5th:
- Des Plaines Public Library 1501 Ellinwood St, Des Plaines, IL
- Prairie Lakes Community Center 515 E Thacker St, Des Plaines, IL
- Des Plaines History Center 781 Pearson St, Des Plaines, IL
- MBD Martial Arts 1508 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL
- First Congregational UCC 766 Graceland Ave, Des Plaines, IL
- Park Ridge Library 20 S Prospect Ave, Park Ridge
Big thank you to the Northbrook Two Men and a Truck for donating the donation boxes at each of our drop-off locations!
Baby Items Needed:
All items must be new with the exception of clothes.
*= Most needed items
- baby diapers*
- baby lotion
- baby towels
- baby wash
- baby washcloths
- gently used clothes (newborn 2T)*
- diaper bags
- diaper cream
- halo sleep sack
- new toys
- umbrella strollers
Want to donate items, but won’t be able to drop them off?
Purchase items through our Baby Shower registries here:
Your donation can help us change lives
- $15 – Baby Basics Pack: 32 pack of diapers and box of baby wipes
- $25 buys a box of diapers
- $50 purchases a car seat
- $75 helps purchase a stroller
- $100 will purchase 5 boxes of diapers
- $150 will purchase 4 umbrella strollers
- $250 buys diapers for a family for a year
Donate online here.