The Best Places to Donate Clothes and Baby Gear in South Bay

The Best Places to Donate Clothes and Baby Gear In the South Bay

May 23, 2022

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Kids and babies come with a lot of stuff. It’s just a fact of life for a growing family. Unfortunately, just like each rapidly-reached milestone, they tend to outgrow all of that gear quickly. Donating used baby items and kids’ clothes is a great way to ensure all of those things can be repurposed and put to good use. To help you clean up and give back, we’ve compiled a list of the best places to donate children’s clothes and baby gear in the South Bay.

Places to Donate Your Children’s Clothes, Toys, and Baby Gear

Here’s a list of local places to donate in the South Bay that accept in-kind donations. Please contact the organization before making your donation to verify that they are still taking them. Have an organization to add to this list? Share it with us on our Local Anchor Facebook Group.

South Bay Auxiliary Children’s Hospital Thrift Shop

Location: Redondo Beach
Focus Area: Pediatric Care, Family Services

For 40 years, the volunteer-run South Bay Auxiliary Thrift Shop located in Redondo Beach has been raising funds to support the tireless efforts of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the nation’s highest-ranked children’s hospitals. An outpatient center opened in 2013 to expand Children’s Hospital Los Angeles access in the South Bay at 3340 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Sales from the Thrift Shop help fund CHLA laboratory and clinical research programs.

Types of Donations Accepted:

The Thrift Shop accepts gently used clothes and household items with a few exceptions, including:

  • Medical equipment
  • Large furniture
  • Bed pillows
  • No pictures or frames larger than 20 x 22
  • Baby furniture, strollers, car seats, etc.
  • Large electronics, TVs, microwaves, large speakers, computers, etc.
  • Pet items
  • Skis equipment
  • No single lamp shades

The shop is open for donations Wednesday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. PST and Thursday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m PST. Call (310) 376-3991 with any questions.

Community’s Child

Location: Lomita
Focus Area: Family Services; Domestic Violence; Homelessness

Community’s Child offers shelter, education, and support services to homeless and disadvantaged women and children within the South Bay. They are committed to providing women and their infants healthy alternatives by providing safe living environments, training, and education to end poverty, neglect, abuse, addictions, and hopelessness.

Types of Donations Accepted:

  • Infant, children, and women’s clothing and shoes in good condition
  • High-efficiency laundry detergent and bleach
  • Paper products such as toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels, women’s personal hygiene products
  • Classroom supplies including copy paper, binders and full paper, pens, pencils, dry erase pens, glue, scissors, etc.
  • Healthy Bags Food pantry items including peanut butter, canned tuna or chicken, whole wheat pasta, pasta sauces (no glass containers), health soups and cereals, low-sugar canned fruit, and canned vegetables.

Call (310) 534-4040 for details about making in-kind donations.

1736 Family Crisis 

Locations: Los Angeles, Torrance, Wilmington
Focus Area: Family Services; Domestic Violence; Homelessness; Veterans Services

Since 1972, 1736 Family Crisis Center has been responding to the growing needs of victims of domestic violence, runaway and homeless youth, victims of human trafficking, homeless families, homeless and at-risk Veterans, unemployed adults and youth, and other low-income community members in need of assistance. They are dedicated to providing professional, comprehensive programs managed by licensed therapists, attorneys, and experienced staff. Men, women, children, and families can access life-saving support 24 hours a day through five shelters, four community service centers, various community-based offices, co-locations, and five crisis and suicide hotlines.

Types of Donations Accepted:

1736 Family Crisis Center accepts many types of goods and services throughout the year. Toys, printing for brochures, washing machines, and sofas – are all examples of the essential goods and services that help 1736 Family Crisis Center deliver high-quality, cost-effective aid.

Call (310) 543-9900, ext. 217 for details about making an in-kind donation.

Baby2Baby

Location: Los Angeles; places to donate throughout the South Bay (prior to the pandemic)
Focus Area: Family Services

Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing, and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. By distributing to non-profit partner organizations, including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs, foster care programs, and children’s hospitals, Baby2Baby serves more than 180,000 children in Los Angeles each year and tens of thousands more across the country through the Baby2Baby National Network.

Types of Donations Accepted:

Baby2Baby is now accepting NEW donations of diapers, wipes, formula, and hygiene items (e.g., soap, shampoo, and toothpaste) from the community to address the most critical needs of families impacted by COVID-19 at our Los Angeles headquarters through contactless drop off (5830 Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016). They are currently unable to accept clothing and toy donations but check in as conditions change.

Please email Baby2Baby with any questions.

For more of the best places to donate children’s clothes and baby gear, check out our guide to donating kids’ items in Los Angeles.

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