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Last year—our first year in operation—Stepping Stone distributed more than 30,000 diapers, countless hygiene and feeding supplies, 82 strollers, and more than 70 car seats. We made nearly 450 deliveries to families and children across Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

Collection drives play a critical role in helping us achieve our mission. Not only do they help us stock up on essentials, but they also enable us to extend our services to even more local families in need.

Click the link below to get information about collection drives and how to sign up to host one. If you have questions, just email Stepping Stone, and we’ll walk you through the process. We can also provide you with marketing and promotional support, including a flyer, which you can tailor to your event.

Host a


Sign Up to Host

Thank you for your interest in hosting a drive for Stepping Stone! As you complete the form below, here are a few things to remember.

  • The most successful drives focus on collecting items in one of the single categories listed below, such as diapers, hygiene, or feeding supplies, so we encourage you to select a theme for your group.

  • If you’re interested in donating gently used children’s items to Stepping Stone—clothes, for instance—you don’t need to have a collection drive. Just bring those items to our office during our regular donation hours.

  • For maximum reach and impact, be sure to tag Stepping Stone on social media (@steppingstonecville) both for promotion and if your drive is open to the public.


You can deliver the items you collected to the Stepping Stone office during our regular donation hours. Be sure to include your name and your organization’s information with your drop off so we can properly thank you for your kindness.

Themed Ideas


Diaper and Pull-Ups Drive

We always need diapers, and love when groups hold diaper drives! We accept sizes preemie/newborn through size 7. As for Pull-Ups, we need sizes 2-3T, 3-4T, 4-5T. Wipes are also extremely helpful to include in your drive. Please note: we DO accept opened sleeves, packs, and boxes of diapers and Pull-Ups!


Hygiene Drive (all items must be new)


Body wash/shampoo

Diaper cream



Feeding Supplies Drive (all items must be new)



Sippy cups






Nursing Supplies Drive (all items must be new)

Nipple pads

Nipple cream

Milk storage bags

Nursing tanks


Gear Drive (can be gently-used and cleaned)


Pack ‘n plays

Compact swings/bouncers

Play mats


Book Drive

Children’s books, especially board books for ages newborn to three (we do not accept religious, holiday or books about mom or dad)

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