NASCI is very happy to receive the following essentials for babies, children and their mums:
- Clothes for babies and children aged 0 to approximately 14 years
- Gym and sports clothes
- Clothes for pregnant women and young mothers
- Shoes and slippers for children and mothers
- Rucksacks/book bags
- Travel bags/suitcases
- Nursery bag (changing bag)
- Milk powder and growth milk (sealed packets with a valid expiry date)
- Nappies/wet wipes
- Baby care products (bath oil, zinc ointment, shampoo, talcum powder, soap, baby lotion, ...)
- Care products for children and young mothers (shampoo, shower gel, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary towels ...)
- Washing powder
- Feeding bottles/dummy
- Nursing pillows
- Potty/baby bath (without stand!) /bath support for babies
- Highchair (lightweight and can be preferably be dismantled)
- Small new or used toys in good condition: dolls, cars, Playmobil, Lego, musical toys, teddies ... (preferably no board games or large items)
- School supplies: pencil cases, folders, pens and pencils, glue, rubbers, compasses, scissors, notebooks, lunchboxes, bottles, sports equipment, craft materials,...
- Bed sheets (all sizes)
- Blankets/duvets (all sizes)
- Large and small bath towels/facecloths
- Slings/baby slings
- Easy chairs
- Dining sets for babies and toddlers
- Balance bicycles/children’s bicycles (in full working order!)
- Batteries of all sizes for toys and lamps
- Soaps, perfumes ...
Good to know
Not sure if something is suitable for NASCI? Give us a call or drop us a mail and ask!
We strongly request that all materials are in good condition and delivered in a clean and tidy state.
We cannot accept any items that are damaged, incomplete and/or dirty. Items that cannot be used will be also be refused. Please do not donate anything that your own children would no longer wear or that you would not give them. Many thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
Due to practical reasons and limited storage facilities we are not able to accept any large items such as large toys, children’s beds, child bike seats, car seats, changing tables, cots or other furniture.
NASCI has neither the financial means nor the manpower available to have items collected. You can drop things off every working day from 9am to 4.30pm.
Please let us know that you’re coming by calling 02 216 88 85. We can give you a hand with unloading when you arrive and we can see if we have enough room to store everything.
Do you want to organise a collection at your company, school or institution? Fantastic! May we kindly request that you contact us before doing so? We’ll then put our heads together and think about the available options, and we can tell you exactly what we’re short of and what we have enough of. Thanks in advance!
Items which are brought in and then later appear to be unsuitable for NASCI are passed on to other organisations such as homeless organisations, reception centres, Oxfam or Spullenhulp, who can also make good use of them. However, we anticipate that you have sorted through your donation beforehand and established what is not of use to us. We understand that you are very happy to make donations to us but it costs us a lot of time and money to get rid of everything that we cannot use.
Volunteers’ contributions at NASCI are always based a positive outlook on diversity, tolerance, multiculturalism, respect and solidarity. As an active supporter of our organisation, you can expect a real sense of fulfilment and many enjoyable moments when working together.
Alongside the financial means required to procure the supplies we need, and the materials provided by generous donors, NASCI also needs a lot of helping hands. Teamwork, discretion, openness, social engagement and a sense of responsibility are all important factors.
Our volunteers are extremely diverse in terms of age, background, education, culture and language, but all of them devote themselves to making our work possible - with heart and soul. They too feel the warmth of the environment here - a place full of meaningful activities that make everyone feel good.
Every day we are brought all kinds of useful bits and bobs for mothers in poverty or who are socially disadvantaged, and who knock on our door twice a week to collect what their children need. It sounds simple but in reality this requires a lot of organisation. Everything that arrives at NASCI must first be sorted, inspected and spruced up, and then put in the right place. Clothing packages for girls and boys are sorted by age, ready to distribute. Toys can’t escape a thorough inspection either before they once again find themselves in a child’s hands. Several other activities also demand preparation and supervision. For example, the provision of childcare during training sessions and workshops; the preparation of snacks and drinks, or carrying out odd jobs and repairs. In short: there is always plenty of work for everyone.
NASCI is always looking for enthusiastic people who enjoy being in a multilingual and multicultural environment, with sufficient practical knowledge and who want to lend a hand, working either alone or in a group.
We are primarily looking for people to boost our permanent team of volunteers during office hours. The day(s) you want to work are open to discussion. To begin with, we will ask you to sort and put away incoming donations. You might then be asked to put together clothing packages to give to parents in need, or you’ll take care of the reception of mothers and children during the “Mamas Club” afternoons; maybe you’ll be an ambassador or a handyman, or you’ll find another way to make use of your skills. We request a minimum commitment of four hours per week.
Are you a member of a group and fancy coming along to help out one day, with five or six others? You can do that too!
Just get in touch for more information.