What is Red Bridge Baby Grace?
Our mission is to share God’s love and grace by offering material, emotional, and spiritual support and development for families with young children.
The Baby Grace ministry was founded in 2006 in Buckner, MO to provide support to parents of children from birth to age 5. In 2017, Red Bridge became the 18th site offering Baby Grace to families who need assistance. All items are free of charge to those in need and are offered in love with no judgment and no strings attached.
Where are you located?
Red Bridge Baby Grace is located at Red Bridge United Methodist Church, at the corner of East 117th Street and Holmes Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Our office is in the lower level of the church and our events are in the lower parking lot.
What material items does Red Bridge Baby Grace provide?
We offer our families diapers and baby wipes every month. Sometimes we also have other baby and children’s items, such as formula, clothing, toys, books, cribs, breast pumps, etc. depending on what has been donated to us. Please note that we cannot guarantee the availability, size, or brand of any items including diapers and wipes.
Are there qualifications to register for Baby Grace?
No, there are no qualifications. It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you live, or what your family situation is. If you have children from birth to age 5 and need help, we want to help you.
How do I register for Baby Grace? Any special forms?
We will ask you to fill out two separate forms: a registration form that we will ask you to update periodically (approximately every 6 months), and a shorter form for monthly appointments.
Our registration form is available online at https://forms.gle/rqHG9MMCT6iS1i3A7
We request that you make an appointment for our monthly events whenever possible. If you show up without an appointment, you may be asked to wait until we serve those who did make an appointment. Please check our Facebook page each month for more information and a link to sign up for an appointment with us.
When is Baby Grace open?
Our events are always on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00-11:00 AM.
I can’t come on the scheduled pickup day, can I come get diapers another time?
Unfortunately, no. Due to the limited availability of our volunteers, we are not typically able to arrange pickup times outside of the time we have scheduled on the second Saturday of the month. If the timing of our events doesn’t work well for you, we encourage you to check the event schedule of one of the other Baby Grace sites as sometimes they are held on a different date and time from ours.
How can I volunteer with Baby Grace?
We would love to have your help! Please contact 816-508-5176 for more information.
I have donations for Baby Grace. When can I drop them off?
You can drop off smaller items in the Pack ‘n Play in the church narthex on Sunday mornings, or on weekdays during the church’s office hours (you may want to call the church first to check their hours: 816-941-0112). If you have larger items to donate such as a crib, highchair, stroller, etc. please contact us at 816-508-5176. Please note that we cannot accept used car seats and have some restrictions on the age and type of cribs we are able to accept.
If you would prefer to make a monetary donation that we will use to purchase diapers and wipes, you can place it in the offering plate on Sunday. Please be sure that your donation is labeled “Baby Grace” on the memo line of the check or on the outside of the offering envelope. We also have a way for you to give online. Please go to http://donate.redbridgeumc.org/ select Charitable Funds, and choose Sub-fund Baby Grace.
Thank you for your support!