material donations

Looking for another way to support our mission? Below are ways you can send specific craft items and office supplies that we currently need and use on an ongoing basis. 

How to send a

donation of materials:

ORDER FROM

our wish list

SEND YOUR

own supplies

online wish list

 

Please follow the instructions below for donating materials from our online wish list, MyRegistry

Taking these steps will ensure that we will receive your items and know who they are from. It is important to us that we know who to thank for the items donated to us. You will hear from us within 1-2 weeks after we receive your items in the mail. Thank you!

Ready to order materials?

send your own donation

 

If you would rather purchase a donation of materials from your local store(s), please follow the instructions below for selecting and sending our most-needed and preferred items and supplies.

review our current needs

Below is an overview of our most-needed and preferred materials.

We are unable to accept items that are not on this list. Please contact us if you have something in mind that is not on our list to ask if the item would be useful to us before sending it to us.

We reserve the right to refuse any donations that cannot be used or do not meet our quality standards below.

Purchase items

Most of the materials we use for finishing our cradles (lace/trim/ribbon, charms, appliqués) can be found at Hobby Lobby, JoAnns, Michael's, or a local craft store.

 

You are more than welcome to buy items online from stores/websites of your choice, then compile a box to send to us.

We appreciate your generosity and look forward to receiving the items you chose!

Mail your donation

Please neatly arrange supplies in your box and mail them to:

Bridget's Cradles

PO Box 316

Kechi, KS 67067

Be sure to include your contact information (Full Name, Address, Email) inside of your box so that we know who the items came from and can acknowledge your generous donation. Thank you!

Not Needed:
yarn donations

Although it may seem intuitive that our greatest material need for the cradles would be yarn, we actually do not need or accept yarn donations.

 

Our knitting and crocheting volunteers across the country use their own yarn to create their cradles before shipping them to us for our volunteers to complete the finishing touches and distribute them to hospitals. We do not use yarn at our headquarters and are unable to ship yarn to our volunteers. Thank you for your understanding!

quality standards

We cannot accept old, outdated, discolored, yellowed, stained, or small scraps of leftover materials. We're also unable to use ribbon, charms, or embellishments that may be inappropriate for families grieving the loss of a baby (bright bold/colors, baby themed toys and gear, etc)

We prefer new or like-new condition in original packaging. Used items must meet our quality standards and be neatly arranged. Please review our specifications below for each category.

our preferred

materials & supplies

Gift cards

  • JoAnns

  • Hobby Lobby

  • Michaels

  • Amazon

  • Office Depot/Max 

forever stamps

We are always in need of forever stamps to carry out our daily program operations. Stamps are used for various routine hospital, volunteer, bereaved family, and donor mailings. 

lace/trim

  • Up to 1.5" width

  • White/cream lace

  • Lace in other light pastel colors

  • Please no bright/bold colors
    or small lace scraps

Ribbon

  • 1/4" width or 3/8" width only

  • Light pastel or neutral colors only

  • Solid-colored ribbon or very simple design (themed ribbon not preferred)

  • Please no bright/bold colors or small ribbon scraps.

  • We are unable to use rick rack/zig-zag ribbon.

  • Please no ribbon with animals, insects, transportation vehicles, or baby themed toys or gear (bottles, rocking horses, pacifiers, carriages, storks, rattles).

charms

  • 18-32mm Cross Charms
    (gold, silver, bronze, rose gold, antique brass)

  • 18-25mm Other Charms
    (gold, silver, bronze, rose gold, antique brass)

  • Examples of appropriate charms in addition to crosses: angels, angel wings, footprints, hearts, "Made With Love," "I will hold you in my heart..."

  • Please no animals, insects, sports, holiday themes, or baby themed toys or gear (bottles, rocking horses, pacifiers, carriages, storks, rattles).

  • 18-32mm​ Cross Charms
    (gold, silver, bronze)

  • 18-25mm​ Other Charms
    (gold, silver, bronze)

  • Examples of appropriate charms in addition to crosses: angels, angel wings, footprints, hearts, "Made with Love"

  • Please no animals, insects, or baby themed toys or gear (bottles, rocking horses, pacifiers, carriages, storks, rattles)

appliqués &
Embellishments

  • 3 cm (30 mm) minimum

  • 45 mm maximum

  • Hearts, bows, flowers

  • Pastel or light colors only

  • Please no bright/bold colors

  • We are unable to use plastic charms beads, or buttons.

  • Please no animals, insects, sports, holiday themes, transportation vehicles, or baby themed toys or gear (bottles, rocking horses, pacifiers, carriages, storks, rattles).

A material donation is considered an in-kind donation and could be eligible for a tax deduction under charitable giving as defined by the IRS (please see IRS Publication 526 - Charitable Contributions and consult with your tax professional for more information).

Contact

PO Box 316 Kechi, KS 67067

 

info[at]bridgetscradles.com

 

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