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Maybe your new baby skipped the newborn size, or you have extra formula that you didn’t use? Maybe your six-year-old outgrew their unicorn phase quickly and you have a sparkly snow suit that was barely worn? Donating baby and kids items on Cape Cod can be easy if you know the right places to go. Hopefully the resources below can help steer you in the right direction!

A Baby Center :: Hyannis

A Baby Center is always seeking donations for gently worn clothes, as well as baby wipes, formula, books, and toys. It’s the perfect place to send those things that never got used from your baby shower! They just ask that you call and make an appointment for donations before dropping off.

Hand in Hand Thrift Shop :: Falmouth

Hand in Hand Thrift Shop accepts in-season clothing for infants and children, as well as gently used toys. It’s a great place for that post-holiday toy cleanout.

Safe Harbor Shelter :: Hyannis

Safe Harbor Shelter will happily take new clothes that your baby never wore that might still be on the hanger or have tags attached. After both of my baby showers, there were so many onesies that my babies outgrew too quickly to wear. Safe Harbor Shelter is a great place to donate things like that.

Cape Cod Foster Closet :: Orleans

The Cape Cod Foster Closet is always in need of pack ‘n plays or mini cribs, pajamas, shoes, and undergarments for kids of all sizes. They also accept diaper bags, backpacks, car seats, crib sheets, highchairs, booster seats, child safety gates, strollers, baby swings and carriers, bibs, and playmats. You can check their homepage for what they’re in need of most, but items for older kids are always in demand. This is another great place to donate during post-holiday cleanout or spring cleaning.

The Family Pantry and Second Glance Boutique :: Harwich

The Family Pantry of Cape Cod and Second Glance Thrift Boutique can be your one stop to off-load anything extra that baby doesn’t need anymore. Conveniently, their drop-off centers are the same place. The Family Pantry is always looking for diapers, wipes, baby formula, and baby food. Second Glance Boutique takes baby and kids’ clothes.

For each of these places, we’d recommend checking their Facebook page or website for updates on hours. It’s also always good to call ahead before dropping off a donation to confirm that they’re being accepted at this time. And check out our sister page for ideas on donating baby and kids items in the Boston area!

Ashley Flanagan
Ashley Yehl Flanagan has lived in Dennis, MA since 2017, when she and her husband Chris moved from Washington, DC. While on Cape, Ashley has been an active part of the Cape community, including participating as board member of Friends or Relatives with Autism and Related Disabilities (FORWARD) from 2020-2022, member of Cape Cod Young Professionals, and as a parishioner of Our Lady of the Cape. Ashley met her husband Chris Flanagan in 2014, and after four years of dating, tied the knot in 2018. Ashley and Chris are raising three children on the Cape, their daughter and twin boys. During Ashley’s senior year of college, she started a career in the federal government, which led her to travel to 106 countries doing public affairs work. For the past six years, Ashley has been a senior member of press operations at a federal agency, where she leads public communications on global issues. Growing up, Ashley aspired to be a journalist and while in middle school, wrote movie reviews for her local paper, The Hill Country News. She graduated from American University in Washington, DC and lived in London during her junior year.


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