Ways to Give

There are several ways to give to New Moms, whether they be through financial contributions, or through the gifts of goods or services.


The services and guidance provided by New Moms are made possible by your generous support.

New Moms is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.  All donations are 100% tax-deductible, and we strive to be good stewards of our resources, using contributions thoughtfully.

Read our donor privacy policy here.

We have several options for giving, including:

  • One-Time Gift: Make a one-time donation to New Moms.
  • Monthly Giving Program: Consider enrolling in our monthly giving program, making it easy to support New Moms’ participant families year-round.
  • Matching Gift: Find out if you can double or even triple your donation, through our Matching Gifts program.  Many corporations match donations made by their employers.  Please ask your employer’s HR department whether they will match a contribution to New Moms.
  • Memorial or Honor Gift: Make a gift in memory or in honor of a loved one.  Notifying options include e-card or a handwritten card.
  • Gift PlanningLearn how to make a tax-saving gift through your will, trust, or estate plans.
  • Gifts of Stock: New Moms gratefully accepts gifts of publicly traded stocks, mutual funds, treasury bills, and notes.  Contributing long-term appreciated securities can help you and New Moms!  In order to contribute stock to New Moms, you can transfer the asset electronically to our account, or send an endorsed stock certificate via registered mail.  To make a stock contribution today, please contact Jack Brown of William Blair at 312-364-8843 or jackbrown@williamblair.com

In-Kind / Goods Donations

Babies and young children come with a long shopping list! By contributing in-kind (goods) donations, you are directly providing essentials for families in need. Every donation, big or small, makes a great impact!

– Used items, even gently used
– We are no longer accepting CLOTHING OF ANY KIND
– Cribs
– Car seats
– Travel-sized (hotel) toiletries
– Furniture
– Expired food or baby formula


  • Please refer to our shopping lists below for our donation needs. For other organizations to donate used items to, scroll down to In-Kind Protocol.

You may donate in-kind items to New Moms in several ways:

1. In-Kind through Amazon Registry List – You can help the mission of New Moms when you shop our Amazon Family Care Registry, in which we’ll receive the items you purchase from our wishlists directly. Shop for specific program and event wishlists below:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please write your name and your organization’s name, as well as your street address and phone number in the “Gift Message” section once you have proceeded to the “Gift Options” page of the checkout process. This allows us to know who sent us a gift so that we may thank you!

2. In-Kind and In-Person

  • Shop from our Food Drive List for those interested in giving non-perishable food items:

3. Host a Donation Drive!Enlist the help of the people you know to make an even greater impact and multiply your donations! Contact Frida De Santiago (shop from our Shopping Lists and Wish Lists above, and see In-Kind Protocol below) to coordinate hosting a drive for your organization. Ideas for drives:

        • Enfamil infant formula drive
        • Diaper drive
        • Toiletry drive
        • Food drive
        • Christmas Donation Drive
          • What it is: New Moms’ annual Christmas event is possibly our most anticipated celebration of the year! Families come to partake in a day of fun, food, and gift-shopping. Moms and kids are allowed to choose gifts for each other in their own boutique rooms so that they may keep their chosen gift a surprise for the recipient. All items are donated, and the mothers and children receive them for free. This is a way to ensure that every family has a happy and special Christmas. We are so grateful for all partnering organizations who contribute to the event each year to make it a success.
          • How to give:
            • Date/time: Saturday, December 14th 10a-2p (to volunteer, please contact Ariana at volunteer@newmoms.org).
            • Donation drop-off cutoff date: Monday, December 9th to New Moms (5317 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60651)
            • Please contact Lauren at lcallaghan@newmoms.org to confirm you’d like to do a drive for the event. She can coordinate drop-off times with you.
            • Shop from the lists below for moms and kids. Most of the kids in our programs are ages 2 and under, so we prioritize shopping for that age group. Please leave gifts unwrapped–we give our families wrapping supplies so they can wrap gifts for each other.


4. Provide services!Make use of your professional expertise & build your résumé by contributing pro-bono work to New Moms.  A variety of professional skills could be needed at any time, such as:

      • Graphic design
      • Carpentry
      • Interior decorating
      • Interior / exterior painting
      • Photography
      • Professional organizing

5. Amazon Smile – You can help the mission of New Moms when you shop on Amazon through Amazon Smile, in which we’ll receive a percentage of what you spend! 


In-Kind Protocol

  • Condition: We are only able to accept donations of NEW, unopened, and unexpired items. Please be sure to double-check all labels on food and infant formula donations before donating. Why only new? Not everyone’s definition of “gently used” is the same, and so we want to ensure that our moms and their children are only receiving top quality items.
    • Other organizations that accept used items:
      • Share Our Spare (our partner) – shareourspare.org – (312) 877-5884
      • Humble Design (our partner–they accept furniture) – humbledesignchicago.org – (844) 486-2533
      • Chicago Furniture Bank – chicagofurniturebank.org – (312) 752-0211
      • Cradles to Crayons – cradlestocrayons.org – (312) 767-1008
      • Dress for Success (our partner–to donate gently used professional clothing) – dressforsuccess.org – (312) 527-0925
      • Salvation Army (they do pickups!) – satruck.org (note: SA no longer accepts strollers, baby carriers, or used cribs) – (800) 728-7825
  • Contact: Please email Ariana Giblin at volunteer@newmoms.org, or call at 773.252.3253 ext. 135, prior to dropping your donation off, as all donations must be vetted. Donations may be dropped off or mailed directly to our Chicago location, at 5317 W. Chicago Ave. Donation drop-off times: Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. You may also contact Ariana for any in-kind donation questions and concerns.
  • Participant Privacy: New Moms takes its responsibility to maintain the dignity & privacy of our participants seriously. Therefore, we do not introduce in-kind donors to our participants.  If a donor would like to learn more about our programs or participants, we encourage donors to sign up for our eNewsletter, attend a special event, or register to become a volunteer.
  • Full Guidelines: Please click here for a pdf of our in-depth guidelines, which includes our list of items needed.

New Moms (Chicago)
5317 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651




New Moms (Oak Park)
206 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

New Moms is the proud winner of the 2020 Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence!

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