Teen Parent Connection

Parents’ Pantry

The Parents’ Pantry is a place where Teen Parent Connection participants can shop for baby and personal items. Young parents can earn “Baby Bucks” by attending Teen Parent Connection meetings, keeping up with your child’s immunizations, attending school, etc. They can then “spend” their “Baby Bucks” in the pantry in exchange for wipes, diapers, formula, baby clothes and personal hygiene products.

“The “Baby Bucks” program was such an incredible opportunity. There were times when I first had my son I really wasn’t able to work much because it was just my mom and I (taking care of him).  There were times where I really utilized my “Baby Bucks” because I didn’t have the extra cash.” – Pantry participant

Parents’ Pantry Hours:
Thursdays: 2:00-6:00 PM

Our Parents’ Pantry goes through thousands of diapers a year along with MANY other items, below you will find our current “wish list” or click  HERE to visit our Amazon Wishlist.

The following items are gratefully accepted:

  • Baby Wipes (unscented)
  • Diapers (size 5, 6, 7)
  • Diaper Genie Refills
  • Baby Bath and Lotion (Lavender)
  • Dreft Baby Laundry Detergent (Laundry Detergent Unscented/Sensitive Skin)
  • Gift Cards (Grocery and Gas)
  • Pacifiers
  • Black Haircare Products
  • Shampoo & Conditioner Sets
  • Women’s Deodorant

Items we cannot accept:

  • Used Car Seats
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Drop-Side Cribs
  • Cribs More Than 4 Years Old
  • Any Item/Toy that is Broken/Dirty/Missing Pieces
  • Used Breast Pumps
  • Maternity Clothing
  • Out of Season Clothing

COVID-19 Pantry Donation Policy

 

We ask that ALL donated clothing is washed and sorted within 72 hours before drop off – please do not bring items directly from storage.

 

Due to storage capabilities and the needs of our young families we ask that any donated clothing (Sizes Newborn – to 5T) is less than 5 years old, should be appropriate for the current season, in good condition and without holes or stains. *We DO NOT need maternity clothes at this time.

 

Per organizational policy, We DO NOT accept stuffed animals, crib bumpers, drop side cribs, dirty strollers, old car seats, dirty toys that are broken or missing parts, etc. We DO NOT accept used breast pumps.

 

We have placed designated donation boxes outside at each entrance for convenient drop off, with tax receipts in each box. Our RING doorbell system lets us know when someone has dropped off a donation.

Teen Parent Connection – 475 Taft Ave. Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

 

 

For more information about donating to the Parents’ Pantry or hosting a pantry drive, please contact Therese Crawford at (630) 201-7338 or by email at theresec@teenparentconnection.org. Donations can be made during our normal business hours:  Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 4:30pm, or Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm. After-hours donations can be left in the designated donation boxes outside the building. Please do not leave items in other open areas (loading dock, doorsteps, etc.).

*PLEASE NOTE* Teen Parent Connection only provides services in DuPage County, Illinois.