With a goal and commitment to supporting parents and caregivers in marginalized communities, Monsoon Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (Monsoon) is organizing a community Baby Gear Swap.

Monsoon’s Baby Gear Swap will focus on items intended for babies and toddlers, ages 0 to 5 years. All items are given and taken freely and not for sale. Participants do not need to bring anything to take home. This Baby Gear Swap is communal and open to all people who care for infants and young children.

Donation Details
  • Dates for Donations: April 1 – May 3, 2024
  • Donation Drop-Off Locations:
    • Monsoon’s Main Office
      • (4944 Franklin Ave Suite B, Des Moines, IA)
    • JouJou Des Moines
      • (906 42nd St, Des Moines, IA)
Accepted Items
  • Clothing (newborn-6T)
  • Nursery items: cribs, crib sheets, bassinets, decor
  • Car seats, booster seats, high chairs, walkers, bouncers
  • Breast pumps, bottles, pacifiers, new diapers
  • Toys, stuffed animals, books
  • Unused personal care items: hygiene products for both mom & baby
Donation Conditions:
  • No soiled items
  • No ripped clothing
  • All items need to be clean and washed before donating
  • Please sort into sizes
  • No broken items or any recalled items
May Event Details
  • Event Date: May 18, 2024
  • Time: 11am-2pm
  • Event Location: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
    • (5000 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA)
Community Partners:
  • JouJou DSM
  • EveryStep/Hawk-I
  • Broadlawns/WIC
  • Iowa Immunizes
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Drake Head Start
  • Supply Hive
  • Sweet Tooth Farm
  • MAEVE Des Moines