Adopt A Need

Through the generosity of friends like you, over 1200 kids and families receive transformational care and love from The Baby Fold each year.  This season of giving, YOU can bless Baby Fold kids by Adopting A Need.  Adopt A Need from our list of the highest needed items to provide life-changing services to local kids and families.  

For your convenience and safety, there are 2 ways you can Adopt A Need:

1) Adopt-a-need and shop for kids
Choose an item from the needs list below.  You can ship or drop off the items between 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday to:
The Baby Fold
Attn: Sam Guillory
108 E. Willow St
Normal, IL 61761

2) Fund-a-need and let us shop for kids
Click the secure giving link HERE to help us fund these needs.  We will shop for you at local stores to bless our community and critical programs for our children. 

List Of Needs: 

Baby and Family Items:

  • Children’s winter hats and gloves
  • Diapers (size 4,5,6) and wipes
  • Baby toys and rattles
  • Potty training chairs/seats
  • Pack & Plays
  • Car Seats (or gift cards to box stores to purchase car seats)
  • Baby safety items (door/cabinet locks, plug-in guards, door alarms, baby gates)
  • Baby and adult hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, deodorant)
  • Puzzles (age 0 and up)
  • Coloring books and crayons, balls (playground, bouncy soft, etc.)
  • Basic board games (Don’t Break the Ice, Candyland, Hi-Ho Cheerio, etc.)
  • First aid kits, thermometers, tool kits, and household cleaning supplies


School Supplies:

  • Crayola 24 pack crayons
  • Crayola 10 count markers
  • Crayola 12 count colored pencils
  • Quart and gallon-sized zip lock bags
  • Blank cards and envelopes
  • Plastic supply boxes
  • AAA batteries
  • Poly 2 pocket folders
  • Headphones/ earbuds
  • Document cameras, live stream/ web cameras
  • iPad minis or tablets
  • Basketballs, exercise bikes, and bocce ball sets
  • Computer mouse (multiple)


Sensory Supplies (for children with Autism):

  • Weighted blankets (6lb or 12lb)
  • Pea Pod inflatable sensory chair (small, medium, or large)
  • Balance rocker boards
  • Sensory activities – kinetic sand, bubbles, silly string, large blocks/leggos, etc.
  • Sensory boxes/bags
  • “Crazy Aaron’s Thinking putty”
  • Individually wrapped crackers, cookies, and candy (Gummy lifesaver, Gummy sour rings, Gobstoppers, Sugar-Free Bubble Gum, Dum Dums, Hot Tamales, Lemonheads, Chips Ahoy, Cheez-Its)
  • Small bottles of unscented hypoallergenic lotion


Thank you for Adopting A Need and blessing the children of
The Baby Fold this season of giving.