POPI is a baby bank based in Keighley, West Yorkshire. We provide items for babies and children up to 5 such as cots, prams, clothes and toys, free of charge to local families in need. Most of our stock is donated by kind members of the public and the majority is preloved but we also provide brand new mattresses, nappies and toiletries for safety reasons. We have an Amazon Wishlist for items that we are struggling to source second-hand.
Referrals to our service come from professionals such as Social Workers, Health Visitors, Family Key Workers and other agencies supporting families. These people work closely with families to assess what they need before making a referral and there are no complicated forms to fill in. Items are collected by the referrer and taken to the family. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we have been able to fulfil every referral to date!
By providing these essential items, POPI enables families to keep their children safe, clean and warm. The wonderful toys and books we receive help babies and children reach crucial developmental stages. Becoming a parent is a wonderful time but it has many challenges, particularly for more vulnerable families. Not being able to meet your child’s needs can be very distressing and may put their welfare at risk.