What is Baby Grace?
Baby Grace is a ministry for families in need who are raising children between ages 0 and 3. Our philosophy is that God Receives All Children Equally, and so do we.
Where are you located?
Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church
1800 S. Northern Boulevard
Independence, Mo 64052
Please come in the door where the ramp is located. We will have a registration table up there and new liability forms for you to fill out. We have reached a level where we need to limit the number of people in our Baby Grace room at one time. Other guests that you bring are welcome to sit upstairs and we will have a place for your children to color so you can shop by yourselves.
What services does Northern Boulevard Baby Grace provide?
Diapers – One pack of diapers per child under the age of 3. We will give out wipes when we can.
Clothes/Books/Toys/More – We manage a distribution center where we accept donations of used mother/child items for children ages 0 – 3. Those donated items are made available to Baby Grace families for free at Open Houses. Because all items are donated, we can never guarantee availability of any item. Items commonly found in the distribution center include clothes, books, toys, blankets. You may also find high chairs, strollers, bouncy seats, pack-n-plays, swings, and other similar items.
Baby Grace Camp – Held every summer, this church camp is designed specifically for Baby Grace families (moms and their children ages 4 and under, dads and their children age 5 and up, and families consisting of two adults with children of all ages). Spots are limited, so applications are accepted in the spring and moms are selected based on their application and space availability.
Spiritual support – Prayer requests are accepted (and acted upon!) at every monthly event. Pastoral support is also available upon request.
Are there qualifications to register for Baby Grace?
No! We don’t care how old you are, what city you live in, or what your family situation is. If you have kids between the ages of 0 and 3 and need our help, then we want to help you!
How do I register for Baby Grace?
You can fill out an application at a monthly event, or print the application from the website and bring it with you.
When is Baby Grace Northern Blvd. open?
We are open quarterly on the third Saturday of February, May, August and November from 10:00am-12:00pm.
How can I volunteer with Baby Grace?
If you want to get involved as an individual, or have a group that is interested in helping, please complete the Contact Us form and a Baby Grace representative will contact you.
I have donations for Baby Grace. When can I drop them off?
Diapers and wipes, as well as monetary donations are always welcome! If you would like to make a monetary donation, please click here. If you would like to donate diapers and wipes, or other baby items* please contact Teresa Harris at 816-674-7536 to make arrangements.
*We appreciate the generosity of our donors of baby clothes and other items for children ages 0-3. Our inventory fluctuates greatly and our storage space is limited, so our needs and capacity can vary. If you have items to donate, please contact Teresa Harris at 816-674-7536 to inquire about current needs and current storage capacity. If this Baby Grace location cannot use your donations at this time, we will direct you to a location who can!
We would like to have someone come speak to your group about Baby Grace.
We love to share the Baby Grace story! We are happy to speak to your church, school or civic group about Baby Grace. Just fill out the Contact US form, and a Baby Grace representative will be in touch.