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The Giving Closet 

The Giving Closet is where Durham County residents can receive free infant, toddler, children and maternity clothing, as well as accessories and baby equipment.

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"[Welcome Baby] really helps, especially for the single moms who can't afford it but want their babies to look nice."

-Stephanie James, Welcome Baby parent

Am I eligible to shop at the Giving Closet? 

Shoppers must: 

  • be a Durham County resident 

  • be 4 months pregnant and/or have at least one child ages newborn to 5 years 

  • provide valid photo identification (driver's license, state ID, passport, school ID, embassy ID) each time you visit the Giving Closet

  • Verify residency once a year (provide utility bill, lease, Medicaid card, mail addressed to you, etc.) 

  • Birth certificate or Mother´s copy for each child under 5 

  • Legal guardians/foster parents must provide documentation of children in care. 

When and where can I visit the Giving Closet? 

Hours of Operation: 

  • Friday mornings: 9:00am- 1:00pm 

  • Drive through style. 

  • By appointment only.

  • Call 919-560-7150 to make your appointment.

Location: 

​​​721 Foster St. 

Durham, NC 27701 

What should I expect when visiting the Giving Closet? 

  • Currently Giving Closet is drive through style and contactless delivery.

What does a typical visit to The Giving Closet look like? 

  • Shoppers can select...

    • a variety of clothing for each child under 5 years

    • accessories (socks, bibs, blankets, shoes, books, bottles, etc.) 

    • 1 large piece of equipment (if available) 

  • Diapers are available at the checkout. They are distributed based on the child's age and weight.

                      WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING UNDER COVID RULES  AND PROCEDURES

You can also pick up disposable diapers monthly at Urban Ministries!

  • Address: 410 Liberty St., Durham, NC 27701

  • Phone: 919-682-0538

  • Pickup Hours: MWF 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; TTH 9 a.m.-11 a.m. OR 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 

  • Due to COVID please call Urban Ministries to confirm their hours. 

 

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