Helping the Littlest in our Community
The Baby Depot is a registered Canadian charity whose mission is to recycle clothing and essential baby gear and match it to Hamilton families in need.
Our vision is that all babies in Hamilton will begin their journey on this earth with clothing and essential items for daily life, regardless of their caregiver’s financial situation.
Stephanie has been the Program Coordinator for The Baby Depot since 2018. While working as a case manager at an emergency shelter for women and children, she realized how great the need was for baby supplies in Hamilton. Stephanie’s favorite part of her role is meeting the families we help and seeing how important The Baby Depot’s work is first hand. Stephanie is a graduate in Psychology and a current Social Work student at McMaster University.
Maggie is the Founder and Director of The Baby Depot. Maggie saw the glaring need to help Hamilton’s babies in need when another organization that was delivering baby hampers stopped functioning. In 2013, with the help of family and friends, Maggie started The Baby Depot out of her home. The first Christmas they helped 10 families and since then over 400 families have been served by The Baby Depot. What is Maggie’s motivation to continue this mission? She says “We need to show our neighbours they are not alone- especially the littlest ones in our community”.