I got an email today from a pregnant woman looking for advice on how to get things for her new baby for free or very little money. Kids are expensive!  Whether you’re expecting and need help preparing for the baby, or you’re a teen who thinks she’s pregnant and isn’t sure what to do next, I hope this post helps.

Plano Area Moms does not collect or distribute items to needy families.  If you are in need please utilize a local charity.

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Real Options for Women
Plano, call 972-424-5144 or text 972-979-1612
Our goal is to empower women to make informed choices when facing an unplanned pregnancy or possible STI infection. We offer free and confidential pregnancy testing, sonograms, options counseling and STI screenings.

Prestonwood Pregnancy Center
Richardson, 972-386-4015
Proving guidance, education and medical services to women and families in unplanned pregnancies.

LifeTalk
Frisco, 214-618-9352
Free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STI testing plus pregnancy options counseling and community resource referrals

Embrace Grace
A national group that focuses on helping single expectant mothers via groups in churches. Participating congregations in Plano, Carrollton, Frisco, Dallas, McKinney and Allen.

Catholic Charities of Dallas
214-520-6590
pregnancy assistance and adoption

Buckner Adoption and Maternity Services
Dallas, 844-339-2766
Adoption

Collin County Health Care Services
Heathcare assistance and WIC: supplemental food program that provides nutrition education and food benefits for qualifying Women, Infants and Children (WIC) including pregnant, breastfeeding, and post-partum women. We also offer breastfeeding support. Collin County residency is required.

This Side UP Family
Plano
Single parent support and clothing giveaways

Allen Community Outreach
Provides emergency food (food pantry), clothing, and financial assistance to low-income families and individuals in Allen, Fairview, and Lucas. Information and referral service, prescriptions, job counseling, dental assistance; medical assistance; auditory assistance; financial mentoring classes; GED classes; summer food program; holiday food program; fix up/clean up program.

Christian Community Action Center
Ministers to the poor by providing comprehensive services that alleviate suffering, bring hope and change lives. Their service area includes Collin, Dallas and Denton Counties.

Assistance Center of Collin County
Carefully qualified and prompt short-term assistance to individuals and families in financial crisis to help them regain self-sufficiency. Hotline: 972–422–1850

Seven Loaves
Plano
We seek to meet the basic needs for food to all who are food insecure and access to health care and social services for those at and below the poverty level. They also have a clothing program for registered clients called Joseph’s Coat.

Baby Booties Diaper Bank
Collin County, 469-939-9316 (call or text)
Our mission is to meet the overlooked need for diapers and diapering supplies for families of infants and toddlers in Collin County. We strive to close the diaper gap and keep babies clean, dry and healthy!

Freecycle Plano
A place where you can post items you are giving away, respond to posts and request specific items.

CraigsList DFW
You never know what you might be able to get inexpensively via CraigsList