Baby Closet


BABY CLOSET – The Baby Closet is a community service program operated by volunteers to help children and families in need in the City of Topeka, Kansas.  Parents and legal guardians of children aged newborn to age five may receive help with a designated number of items each month, which includes clothes, diapers, disposable wipes, formula, and miscellaneous household items such as high chairs, strollers, and other necessities.  Some limitations and restrictions apply. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS – Expecting mothers (within three weeks of the due date), custodial mothers and fathers, grandparents as parenting, custodial next-of-kin (e.g., aunt, uncle, etc.) and legal guardians may access the resources in the Baby Closet once per month. Bring a government issues photo identification card.


  • Mondays | 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesdays | 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Thursdays | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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Questions?  Leave a message on the Baby Closet voicemail at (785) 233-4241, extension 4. 

DONATIONS: Monetary donations, clothing, unexpired baby food, formula, and miscellaneous items are welcome from families, businesses, faith communities, social service agencies, and the community. Several families helped by the Baby Closet have given back to the program to keep the shelves stocked. We are grateful for all donations to help children in need. Please contact to Church Office at (785) 233-4241 to schedule an appointment to drop off your donations.

We need donations of DIAPERS and Christmas Care Package Items for Moms:


It is time to prepare for the personal care Christmas bags given to Baby Closet families in December. We are asking for donations from our church to help fill these bags. These bags are filled with personal care items such as:

  • Body Washes
  • Body Sponge or Lofa
  • Face Masks or Scrubs
  • Body Lotions or Butters
  • Bath Oil or Essential Oil Roll
  • Epsom Bath Salts
  • Shampoo and Conditioners
  • Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

DONATE ONLINE or Drop Off Your Items in October and November at West Side Baptist Church, 1008 SW 4th St., Topeka, Kansas 66606.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION POLICY The Church respect and honors all people, regardless of age, color, creed, ethnicity, gender expression, marital status, military obligations, national origin (ancestry), physical appearance (height, weight, etc.), physical or mental ability (handicap), race, religion (or no religious beliefs), sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Church does not discriminate in the distribution of goods and social services. If you have experienced discrimination, speak with a program supervisor or call the Minister at (785) 233-4241.