BLKBRY is seriously feeling the generosity of our community with all the amazing donations that we receive for Black folks and families!
Our Community Pantry goes beyond the common baby boutique. While we do carry diapers, wipes, clothes (baby and birthing parent); we also carry menstrual hygiene products, contraceptives, LGBTQIA+ and size inclusive pregnancy clothes and items, baby care products, and are developing a beautiful relationship to support us in carrying emergency contraceptives. We carry lactation pumps, but Nurturing Expressions supports us in helping Black lactating parents navigate the insurance process to acquiring a pump and pump supplies.
We are also working to require funding to be able to make specific purchases for families with special needs children.
BLKBRY provides items to Black folks and families at no cost! In addition, we don't have a have the same limits, requirements, or barriers as other organizations to be able to apply and receive items from the pantry. Folks don't need to be going through us for doula support, classes, or anything like that. You don't even have to have a doula in order to access the pantry. To qualify, you need to be a Black person residing in Washington State and be in need.
BLKBRY strives to support the Black ecosystem by buying from Black-owned businesses (especially small and local) that make products centering us. We also provide these items to Black folks and families at no cost! Help us expand what we carry by sharing your fave Black-owned brands with us!
BLKBRY has already started providing books at no-cost to Black folks and families. We chose our book list based on representation, inclusivity, and information provided. We strive to make sure that Black folks feel seen and represented in reproductive and birth work literature, which is why we primarily stock books by Black birth workers and by inclusive authors.
In partnership with Loving Room: Diaspora Books + Salon, we encourage folks to purchase the books by Black authors from there for us.
If you feel called to contribute to BLKBRY by purchasing books for the Black folks and families that we support, please email Loving Room owner Kristina Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order or click on the image of the book (below) to order. You can bring the books to BLKBRY on a donation drop-off days, or have them mailed directly to:
1125 12th Ave, Ste B Unit 127
Seattle, WA 98122
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