We give bundles of clothes and other baby items to families who need them. We call ourselves a library because we're a service which people can return to again and again as their babies grow and need larger clothing. Our Thursday morning sessions are also an opportunity for everyone to have a cup of tea, chat and share useful information, for example about children's play sessions in the local area.
The Small Project was started by Linda in 2015 by collecting donations of baby clothes at home and passing them on to local families in need. She was was nominated as one of the Southbank Centre's 67 Changemakers as part of the Festival of Love. The Small Project is now a small charity and has four trustees; Linda, Chelsey, Hannah and Charlie, and a small group of volunteers led by Andie.
The Small Project is an independent charity, generously assisted by Oasis Waterloo who provide us with space to store our donations and support to run the project. In July 2016 we moved The Small Project into the Oasis Playspace in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth park where we hold our Thursday morning (term time) drop-in sessions.
The Small Project is one of a growing number of 'baby banks' which collect and redistribute baby and children's items to families who need them. You might want to find out about other baby banks in the UK here.
We’d love you to pop by at one of our Thursday morning sessions.