How You Can Support Our Mission
Become a community outreach partner with us. When you support the Baby Equipment and Resource Closet you share our mission to give struggling families with babies and small children the opportunity to experience improved quality of life. Here are several ways to partner with us and support families in your community.
Donate new or clean gently used clothing (preemie to size 6) and baby equipment. See a list of other items we accept on our Home page. Note: Equipment must not need repairs, parts, or be a recalled item. Cribs must meet current national safety standards. We do not accept toys, used stuffed animals, or used breast pumps.
Monetary donations are tax deductible and you can choose to donate to the B.E.A.R. Closet location of your choice, just give them a call.
Organize a diaper drive (donations day) to collect various sizes of diapers that can be dropped off at a B.E.A.R. Closet location of your choice.**
Have a Baby Shower at your church or organization requesting items that support the B.E.A.R. Closet.**
If your church or organization has an annual fundraiser, consider adding the B.E.A.R. Closet as a recipient.
Let us give you printed labels to place on baby bottles that can be distributed to church members or employees to fill with loose change. **
Love to sew, quilt, or crochet? You can create baby blankets, quilts, caps, sweaters, or booties for babies! These are very special and precious gifts.
**Givens LifeMinistries provides free walk alongside guidance and direction with organizing fundraisers supporting the B.E.A.R. Closet.
Cross UMC Teens for Christ
Donations by Mail
Abernethy UMC, Asheville
Cummings Memorial UMC, Horse Shoe
East Asheville UMC, Asheville
Snow Hill UMC, Candler
St. Paul’s UMC, Asheville
Our Baby Equipment and Resource Closet locations serve struggling families in Buncombe, Henderson, Polk, Transylvania, Haywood and McDowell counties. We are deeply grateful to all of our wonderful local and regional community organizations, leaders, businesses, churches, and private donors throughout Western North Carolina. Through your financial support, in-kind gifts, volunteer hours, and prayers, this vital outreach is able to continue serving our neighbors in need, deepen relationships, and grow healthier communities one family at a time. Thank you so very much!