Berry Sweet Babies is a ministry of University United Methodist Church that provides support to young mothers and soon-to-be-mothers who are high-school students by providing gently used infant and toddler clothing, diapers and wipes, and other essentials.
Set up as a boutique, Berry Sweet Babies has historically been open Wednesday evenings during the school year for students to come in and browse. However, in the wake of COVID-19 we have altered our model to safeguard the well-being of students and volunteers. While we can no longer accept walk-ins, and we are not at the church on Wednesday evenings, we remain committed to serving you.
Who we serve: Young mothers and soon-to-be mothers who are students in Fort Worth area school districts.
What we provide: We primarily provide gently used clothing for infants in sizes 0 through 2T. We can provide up to six outfits every month. First-time clients may also receive a blanket, toys, children’s books, or a larger item such as a stroller or rocker, depending on availability and need. We also stock diapers, wipes, and formula. All items are free.
How it works: Although Berry Sweet Babies is a set up as a boutique, our adaptations to COVID-19 prevent students from browsing the shop and selecting items on their own. Instead, a volunteer will interview students over the phone to get a sense of their needs and style preferences. This volunteer will then “shop” the boutique on behalf of the student and assemble items for them. Arrangements will be made to meet the student in the church parking lot to give them their items.
Our location: Berry Sweet Babies is a ministry of University United Methodist Church, located at 2416 W Berry St., Fort Worth, TX 76110. (We’re right across the street from Paschal High School.)
A sister site exists at Everman United Methodist Church; if you would rather go there, just let us know when you call or email.
How to sign up: Students can call or text 682-268-4180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a phone interview and make arrangements for item pickups.