Community Engagement


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. 


The Community Cares resource center supports and connects families to needed community resources, hosting diaper duty and prenatal and yoga popups to help teach families about their maternal care and newborn options while addressing the need for basic necessities.


Diaper Duty Pop Up


1 in 3 children experiences diaper need. While diapers and wipes are always our most needed items, some families often struggle with other essentials to help their babies thrive. At a diaper duty popup, families will learn about their options for prenatal care, birth, and newborn care while learning new skills to care for themselves and their family. Every participant will walk away with a comfort bag, skills to cope with stress, knowledge of resources, and a community of people that are walking this journey with them.



Prenatal Clinic Pop Up


Families often need to gather information pre-conception, prenatally and postpartum to feel informed, supported, and empowered to make some of the most important decisions in their lifetime. Prenatal clinics are designed to help families feel connected to surrounding resources while gaining access to valuable information including rights in childbirth, evidence-based care, and not only becoming an active participant but having a voice in their care. 



Prenatal Yoga Pop Up 


During pregnancy, families often find themselves wanting to live a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their unborn child yet are unsure of what activities are safe. With physician approval, prenatal yoga is a safe option for moms to increase their exercise while also helping them to connect with their mind and body during relaxing stretches, meditation, and more. Common pregnancy ailments are addressed in guided poses with other pregnant moms. Birth circles convene at the beginning of class to share, learn, and connect with others experiencing a similar journey. Our donation-based popup offerings include prenatal, postpartum, kids, and yoga for all abilities, giving mom the opportunity to find the right class for them.


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 on Wednesdays from 10-2 pm, by appointment only.  If you have a question about a donation or wish to host a Diaper Duty pop up or Prenatal Yoga popup

event for us, please contact info@capitaldiaperbank.org.

      WHAT WE ACCEPT

We happily accept the following NEW and NON-EXPIRED items:

  • Diapers & Pullups (open packages happily accepted, greatest need size newborn-2)
  • Formula 
  • Baby Food
  • Unopened bottles and nipples
  • Unopened pacifiers
  • Food: non-perishable canned goods
  • Pull-Ups
  • Wipes
  • Diaper Rash Cream
  • Tampons/Pads (we take open boxes as long as they are individually wrapped)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste for adults and children
  • Lotion for adults and babies
  • Adult diapers
  • Cloth diapers
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

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
  • Strollers
  • Non-recalled cribs/mattresses
  • Breast pumps (no used or open pump parts)
  • Maternity Clothing
  • Baby clothing up to 24 months
  • Baby bathtubs​
  • Baby carriers
  • Baby bags

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   WHAT WE DON’T ACCEPT

  • Used bottles or feeding supplies
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Bouncy seats
  • Used or open breast pumps or parts
  • Adult or children's clothing (except mentioned above)
  • Adult Shoes
  • Damaged/stained items

"People don't care what you know until they know that you care"

Urban Baby Beginnings
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P.O. Box 4255 Richmond, VA 23220, US
+1.833.RVA.BABY • ubbreferral@urbanbabybeginnings.org

"People don't care what you know until they know that you care"