Baby Items

At Catholic Charities, we love babies! Through various partnerships we are able to provide needed baby supplies, free of charge, to families in need.

Pack n Plays
Parents who need a safe place for their baby to sleep may receive a new pack n play through our partnership with Cradle of Hope. Pack n plays may be requested during the third trimester of pregnancy until baby’s first birthday. We teach safe sleep practices to every family requesting a pack n play.

Infant Car Seats
Infant Carrier Car Seats may be provided, free of charge, to eligible families. Pregnant women can apply for a free infant car seat once they are in their 3rd trimester. Our social workers are certified Passenger Safety Technicians and will provide the seat and education on how to properly use the seat once an application is approved.

Newborn Bundles
We share Bundles of Love gift bags for all newborns we work with! Every Bundle is handmade with love and includes blankets, baby clothes, diapers, wipes, toys, bibs and so much more.

Diapers and Wipes
Catholic Charities has a Diaper Bank in Mankato, Rochester and Winona, with pop-up distribution in Worthington and Owatonna. We can provide diapers (size 1 – size 7), pull ups (2T – 5T) and wipes once per month to families in need. A copy of the birth certificate or crib card is required to enroll each child in the diaper bank. Rochester diaper bank is available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Winona and Mankato diaper banks are available Monday through Friday. Worthington and Owatonna Diaper Distribution is on the first Tuesday of each month.

Prenatal Vitamins
We can provide free prenatal vitamins to women who are pregnant or think they might be pregnant if cost is a barrier to purchasing vitamins.

Financial Assistance
Our Mother and Child Assistance Fund may provide one-time assistance with rent or utilities for expectant parents and families with children under a year old. If you would like to know more about supporting the Baby Bottle Campaign which provides financial assistance to new and expectant parents, please click here.

We serve people of all faiths and we have Child and Family Services staff in Winona, Rochester, Mankato and Worthington to assist you during your pregnancy. We also travel everywhere in between!

You can reach us at 507-287-2047, or you can send us an email.