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Opportunity Details

Create Starter Kits for Babies

The Sharing Shelf is seeking volunteers to assemble layette kits for babies that will be donated to new parents in need. This is a great opportunity for families, friends, neighbors, community groups, or work colleagues to work together. Each kit should be packaged in 2-gallon zip-close bags and contain:

  • Bibs (3-5)
  • A baby towel or set of baby towels
  • Package of baby wash cloths
  • Package of baby burp cloths
  • Nail clipper intended for an infant
  • Pacifiers (please indicate age on the outside of the kit)

Note: Infant items are often "gender specific" colors. Please choose gender neutral colors or donate a mix of kits in pink and blue.

This is a self-directed project. To volunteer:

  1. Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile and to alert the volunteer coordinator of your interest. To register with more than one person or as a team, click "Express Interest with a Family, Group, or Team"
  2. Collect/purchase the items above and assemble the kits as instructed
  3. Await instructions/links from the volunteer coordinator to both confirm your intention to commit to the project as well as to schedule your drop-off date/time
Hunger & Homelessness
Collecting, Sorting & Packaging,Donations & Drives

Age Minimum (with Adult): 5+, Minimum Age:13+

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Express Interest

Volunteers needed through 2/13/2023 | More than 100 spots remaining
Virtual (Virtual)
Kate Levy

After expressing interest, the Opportunity Leader will contact you to confirm participation and provide directions for this opportunity.

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Signup with team

This link allows you to participate in this opportunity with a team. When you click on the link you will have the option to:

  • Choose an existing team you're already a member or captain of, or
  • Create a new team to sign up.

Signup Questions

Please respond to the following questions in order to signup for this opportunity: