Preparing for and having a baby can be hard if you’re in financial need. Here are some organizations/programs that may be able to help.
I also encourage you to check out this excellent, comprehensive list of resources created by Pamela Delisle of You Can’t Spoil a Baby. It includes financial benefits, breastfeeding supports, low-cost baby clothing and equipment options, and many more helpful suggestions.
- This is a monthly benefit payment to help you eat the healthy foods during pregnancy
- “The amount you will receive is based on your income. You could get between $10.00 to $81.41 a month. If you are approved for the benefit, you can start to receive monthly cheques in your second trimester of pregnancy until the month your baby is due.”
- This benefit provides financial assistance to parents who are not on Employment & Income assistance.
- “Low-income families may be eligible for up to $420 tax free each year for every child. For a single parent of three children working full or part time and earning $15,000 or less, this totals $1,260 with partial benefits for parents who earn $15,000 to $20,000.”
You Can’t Spoil a Baby
You Can’t a Baby is a Winnipeg-based organization that organized gifts of donated new/gently used baby clothes and items to expectant parents who are in need of assistance. Families in need are matched with a family or group who can help.
The organization is also on Facebook: You Can’t Spoil a Baby.
Baby Blessings is a Niverville-based organization that helps provide for soon-to-be or new moms and babies in need. From their website:
“We are women who seek to show God’s love to others by providing for moms and babies in need. We provide clothing, cribs, car seats, high chairs, playpens, toys, books, bedding, maternity clothing, etc. We also place a Bible in each package that we deliver.”
The group is also on Facebook: Baby Blessings