Baby Box project making a huge difference to parents in Ventnor (Video)

Baby Box IOW helps families struggling to provide their children with basic essentials and also offers somewhere for parents to meet others over a cup of tea

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As previously reported by OnTheWight, a group of Ventnor residents got together at the end of last year to found the Baby Box Project – a community-led project that helps families in Ventnor struggling to provide their children with basic essentials.

Readers will be pleased to hear that the project has gone from strength to strength, with members of the community donating clothes, nappies, baby formula and food, as well as toiletries, toys, cribs and more.

More than just needed items
The project was set up from scratch with no funding or grants. What those involved offer is their time and kindness.

The Baby Box is not just about providing much-needed baby items to those in need, it’s also somewhere parents can go for a cup of tea and some company.

Short film explains more
David George from Utility Films made this short film earlier this year which gives you a flavour of the great work taking place.

Where and when
Baby Box opens 11am to 1pm every Friday at Ventnor Central (the former youth club) on Victoria Street.

Items can be donated Thursday evenings between 6-8pm.

Follow Baby Box IOW on Facebook or email [email protected]

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 11:34am



Filed under: Community, Island-wide, South Wight, Top story, Ventnor, Youth

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3 Comments on "Baby Box project making a huge difference to parents in Ventnor (Video)"

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Fantastic initiative! Well dome to Marzena and Joyce in particular for creating this. There should be one in every town.


There’s been a similar project for families supported by Southern Housing Group, and ran by resident volunteers on the Oak Vale estate in Oakfield, for several years now. It’s open Monday lunchtime and Friday mornings, called the Drop and Swap. It has a mixture of school uniform, baby and children clothes, toys, buggies, plus teenager and adult clothes and shoes.

It’s open to anyone and free to use.

Jenny Smart

Conservative Britain

Isn’t it great?