Supporting, Connecting, & Educating Expectant + New Families In Need
Urban Baby Beginnings programs have been built through the support and feedback provided by individuals within the community. UBB seeks to preserve the community's voice in initiatives that matter, prompting the creation of several in-house programs.
Formerly known as Capital Diaper Bank, UBB's Diaper Bank supports and connects members to needed community resources, hosting diaper duty popups to help teach families about their maternal care and newborn options while addressing the need for basic necessities.
We Are Here For You
Through our diaper bank and support programs, we have provided emergency support services for families experiencing homelessness, medical challenges, or a disaster in Virginia through community-based partnerships.
UBB's Diaper Bank provides baby essentials, child and adult education, as well as, prenatal and postpartum support in the Central Virginia and Hampton Roads areas.
We Are More Than Diapers
The Diaper Bank provides diapers to social service organizations that are already helping families in need through comprehensive programs and services. The Diaper Bank has found that distributing diapers in this way ensures they reach those who need them most. By working with organizations that are already well established in the community and currently working with families in need, the Diaper Bank ensures that the diapers collected are distributed to infants and toddlers in the most efficient and timely manner. More facts can be found here.
For families in the midst of a crisis, a clean diaper can change everything.
Do You Need Diaper Help?
UBB's Diaper Bank works with Agency Partners to provide diapers to the community through our Agency Network program. We are unable to accept direct referrals from the community at this time.
If you need help connecting with a community partner or have questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How To Donate
Please only donate items that you would feel comfortable giving to a friend or family member or, of course, your own baby!
Items can be dropped at our location by appointment only. If you have a question about a donation or wish to host a Diaper Duty pop up event for us, please contact email@example.com.
New Items We Accept
We happily accept the following NEW and NON-EXPIRED items:
- Diapers & Pullups (open packages not accepted, greatest need size newborn-2)
- Baby Food
- Unopened bottles and nipples
- Unopened pacifiers
- Food: non-perishable canned goods
- Diaper Rash Cream
- Tampons/Pads (we take open boxes as long as they are individually wrapped)
- Toothbrushes/Toothpaste for adults and children
- Lotion for adults and babies
- Adult diapers
- Cloth diapers
- Toilet paper
Gently Used Items We Accept
We happily accept the following gently used items (no stains or tears, smoke-free & washed):
- Non-expired or non-recalled car seats in good condition
- Breast pumps (no used or open pump parts)
- Maternity Clothing
- Seasonal baby clothing up to 24 months
- Baby bathtubs
- Baby carriers
- Baby bags
- Cloth diapers
Items We Do Not Accept
- Used bottles or feeding supplies
- Bouncy seats
- Used or open breast pumps or parts
- Adult or children's clothing (except mentioned above)
- Adult Shoes
- Damaged/stained items
For information on how to become a distribution partner please contact us to receive an application at firstname.lastname@example.org.