Items We Accept

Room to Grow accepts the following items suitable for a child under the age of three, that are clean and in excellent condition only:
Clothing, to size 5T • Shoes, to size 10 • Toys • Books • Child Rearing Books • Blankets  • Crib Sheets • Towels • Washcloths • Bibs • Feeding Supplies • Strollers • High Chairs • Booster Chairs • Bassinets • Baby Carriers • Bouncy Seats • Swings • Play Mats • Playpens/Play yards • Exersaucers • Bathtubs • Potties • Baby Proofing Items • Baby Monitors • Diaper Bags • Children's or Parenting DVDs • Children's CDs • Photo Albums • Baby's Room Accessories

The following items are accepted new only:
Bottles • Breast Pumps • Cups • Teethers • Baby Shampoo • Baby Lotion • Diaper Cream • Baby Care Items

Sorry, we cannot accept: (for reasons of safety, hygiene, or appropriateness)
Cribs • Baby Furniture • Bath Seats • Car Seats • Car Seat Carriers • Diapers • Diaper Pails • Formula • Baby Food • Stuffed Animals • Walkers • Maternity Clothes • Pregnancy Books • Crib Bumpers • Sleep Positioners

We examine all donations closely to ensure that our families do not receive recalled or unsafe items. We ask that you take special care not to donate recalled or unsafe items and recommend that you directly dispose of them as appropriate.


Weekly Inventory Sorting Opportunities
The boutique look of our space is an important aspect of our program and we are always in need of reliable volunteers to help us accomplish this goal. Volunteers help organize and prepare our inventory of infant and toddler clothing, toys, books, and equipment while keeping our space organized and welcoming. This is a great opportunity for students, retirees or new parents who may bring their non-mobile babies with them while they volunteer. A minimum of 4 hours per week from Tuesdays through Fridays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm is recommended.

For those interested in becoming a weekly volunteer, please click here to complete a volunteer application form. 

Corporate Groups
We welcome corporate groups throughout the year to help organize and prepare our inventory. Volunteering with your co-workers can be a great team bonding experience. We can accommodate groups of up to seven people during core program hours Tuesdays through Fridays 10:00am - 5:00pm; and a minimum of ten up to 15 people during evenings Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm and on Saturdays 10:00am - 2:00pm.

New York Cares Volunteer Groups
New York Cares organizes groups of volunteers to help at our New York space four times a month. Volunteer sessions are available on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Click here to get information about signing up to volunteer at with New York Cares at Room to Grow.

Organize A Collection Drive
We welcome in-kind collection drives year-round through schools, churches, synagogues, mommies' groups, businesses and other organizations. Organize a collection drive at your place of business, child's school or other affiliation. It is easy and rewarding! Register here.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 212.620.7800.