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Free Stuff for Single Moms

Free Stuff for Single Moms

When you’re a single mom, making ends meet isn’t always easy. But did you know that there is a lot of free stuff for single moms out there? From baby stuff, to car seats, to food, and more, there is an abundance of free stuff for single moms if you know where to look. 

Below, we’ve collected some of our favorites. 

Free stuff for single moms: baby supplies

Did you know that some of your favorite retailers offer free samples for baby stuff all the time? When you hear “free sample”, you might think of thimble-sized bottles of baby shampoo, or a single diaper in a pouch, but you might be surprised! These retailers offer free stuff valued at as much as $150!

We have also included information on non-profit organizations and other networks that can help provide free stuff for single moms and their babies. 


To receive a free Welcome Kit valued at $150, all you have to do is create a baby registry on Target’s website. See these instructions for details. 


For a free baby gift box containing items from brands like Huggies, Enfamil, and Dreft, create a baby registry and then sign up to qualify for your gift box. 

Cuties Diapers

Receive a free sample pack of diapers in your baby’s size from Cuties Diapers. Start by entering your email address here and you’ll be sent a form to fill out. 

Noobies Boxes

While not exactly free (these boxes will cost you $12.95 for shipping), you can sign up to receive a box of samples for expecting moms or for hungry babies

National Diaper Network

To find free diapers in your area, call 211 and a representative can connect you with the resources you need. You can also check the National Diaper Network directory to see which organizations in your area are part of their network.

Need a car seat for your baby? has a directory where you can get a free car seat in all 50 states. Check it out!

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Free stuff for single moms: food

If you frequent national chains like Starbucks, Dunkin’, and Burger King and you haven’t downloaded the app, you might be missing out on free food through rewards programs and giveaways. In addition to the restaurant chains I just mentioned, try downloading the apps for: 

  • Wendy’s
  • Panera
  • IHOP
  • Quizno’s
  • Sonic
  • Domino’s 
  • McDonald’s
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Free stuff for single moms in your local community

Sometimes when you’re looking for free stuff for single moms, the best place to turn can be your local community. Whether you’re looking for free or cheap furniture for your kids’ rooms, clothes for back-to-school, or kitchen appliances, there are likely a few friendly places to turn right in your backyard. 

Free Cycle

Free Cycle has two goals: to keep perfectly good stuff from ending up in landfills and hurting the environment, and to help save everyone some money. Free Cycle helps connect community members who are giving away free stuff with community members who are in search of free stuff. Check out their website to see if a Free Cycle group exists where you live. Don’t see your city or town on their site? You can start a Free Cycle group of your own! 

Join a Facebook or Nextdoor Group 

Most communities have a Facebook or Nextdoor group totally dedicated to passing around hand-me-downs! Toys, clothing, furniture. You name it. These platforms are great places to connect with your neighbors and share resources. 

If you’re looking for free stuff for single moms, there are a lot of places to look. If you don’t find what you’re looking for through your favorite retailers and restaurants, government programs and non-profit organizations might be able to help. But what’s better than connecting with a neighbor and swapping kid supplies over a cup of coffee in the neighborhood?

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Catherine Hall, LMSW is a therapist at a small group practice in New York City. She earned her master of social work degree at New York University.


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