Accepted Items

We are temporarily NOT ACCEPTING TOYS. Please check back in the next couple of months. 

Please do a high-level quality check of your items at home before donating them. All items should be in good condition with no rips, stains, tears, smells, etc. and all necessary pieces should be included.

At Share Our Spare we believe that ALL children are OUR children. We strive to communicate that belief in many ways, including through the quality of items we choose to re-distribute through our partner network. If you would not be excited to give the items to a young person in your life, please recycle or dispose of it properly rather than sending it to us. Thank you for your support of our mission!

In addition to donated items, you can purchase some essential items through our Amazon Registry. 

Our In-Kind Tax Receipt can be found here

Baby Soap, Lotion, Diaper Cream
Baby Washcloths
Bottles & Sippy Cups
Burp Cloths
Combs & Brushes
Diapers & Pull Ups (all sizes, open packs accepted)
Formula & Baby Food (unopened & unexpired)
Nursing Supplies: Pads, Tubing, Milk Bags, etc.
Pacifiers & Teething Toys
Period & Perineal Products (open packs accepted)
Wipes (unopened)


Large Gear* Small Gear Essentials
Baby Swings Baby Carriers Baby Blankets, Sleep Sacks, & Swaddles
Bassinets Bathroom Gear: Tubs, Potty Seats, Step Stools Baby Towels
Bed Rails Boppy & Pregnancy Pillows Books: Children & Parenting
Exersaucers Bottle Sterilizers* Clothing & Outerwear (Children sizes NB-6/7)
Gates Changing Pads Diaper Bags
High Chairs Small Seats: High Chairs, Bumbos Maternity Clothes
Pack N Plays Wipe & Bottle Warmers Monitors & Sound Machines*
Play Mats
Plates, Bowls, Utensils, etc. (Toddlers ONLY)
Strollers: Single, Double, Snap N Go Safety Items
Shoes (Children sizes 0-12)
*Please ensure all pieces are included prior to donating


Item Recommendations
Baby Food Processors & Formula Makers Humble Design, Chicago Furniture Bank, & Digs With Dignity
Breast Pump Motors & Cords Recycle through Medela or Spectra
Car Seats Check manufacturer for recycling or buyback programs
Diaper Pail & Refill Bags
Diaper Booster Pads & Disposable Changing Pads
Furniture: Cribs, Chairs, Mattresses, Changing Tables, etc.
Toys Temporarily not accepting toys due to excess inventory
Nursery Décor Humble Design, Chicago Furniture Bank, & Digs With Dignity
USED Bottles & Sippy Cups Bottles are typically #5 plastic that can be recycled
USED Pacifiers, Nipples & Nursing Supplies These items should be thrown away
Share Our Spare: Testimonials and Press