Children’s Needs Distribution Centre (CNDC)

Urgent Need

The CNDC is in urgent need of

  • Girls’ gently used clothes in sizes 3 to 10.
  • Toys in good condition with all the parts.

Please consider an immediate donation of gently used girls’ clothing and other small toys to the CNDC.

Hours of Service

The CNDC serves clients every Tuesday from 9 to 12 noon. Families can come to the centre once a season, or approximately once every three months, if they are in need of items for their children. Visits are by appointment only.

Donations can be dropped off at the back door:

  • Monday – Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 12 noon.

No adult clothing or household items please. Do not leave bags or boxes outside the door if it is locked as they get opened and create a mess.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Free

The CNDC provides children’s gently used clothing, footwear, toys and equipment to families with limited financial resources, FREE of charge.

Contact

Please call the church office any weekday morning at (519) 745-9461 or email [email protected] for information or to make an appointment. Messages can be left on the answering machine, however you must clearly state your name and phone number.

Location

135 Highland Road West, Kitchener. Park behind the church and use the rear door.

Donations

The CNDC serves over 100 children each month and relies on a constant supply of donations of children’s new and gently used items.

  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Toys
  • Stollers (especially double strollers)
  • Highchairs
  • Baby equipment

CNDC Info Sheet

CNDC Info Sheet:

Address:      135 Highland Road West, Kitchener, ON, N2M 3B9

Phone:         519-745-9461

Email:          [email protected]

Services:

  1. Distribution of children’s donated items to clients:

These include clothing, toys, books, shoes and boots, coats, and baby equipment, including strollers highchairs, and bassinets. Clients must call the church office on a weekday morning or send us an email to make an appointment to come to the CNDC.

We are open to receive clients on Tuesday mornings between 9 and 12. We book appointments on the hour, starting a 9am, 10am, and 11am.

Families are usually allowed two large bags of clothing and may come to the CNDC once per season. No referral is necessary for this part of our program.

  1. Provision of new infant car seats:

A referral from a social service agency/worker or the hospital is necessary to access new infant car seats. The worker should contact the CNDC by email well in advance of the due date, to find out if a car seat is available and make arrangements for it to be picked up.

Clients picking up a seat will be asked if they are able to give a small cash donation (could be $2, $5) which goes toward the purchase of more car seats. It would be helpful if workers make this known to their clients. If the family cannot donate, this is not a problem.

If at all possible, we prefer that car seats are picked up on a regular Tuesday morning, but other arrangements can be made. We do not give out car seats more than a few weeks prior to the due date.

Please note, we do not have the next stage car seat for older infants.

Access to Services: For general information, requests for CNDC brochures, or questions regarding the availability of other baby equipment, please email the coordinators, Lynne Carroll or Connie Lacey at: [email protected]

To read this information as a PDF or to print: click here.

The CNDC is as an outreach program of Highland Baptist Church. We have been helping families provide for their children since 1993.