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What is Baby Grace?

Baby Grace is a ministry for families in need who are raising children between ages 0 and 5.  Our philosophy is that God Receives All Children Equally, and so do we.  Odessa Baby Grace has been going strong for over four years now. A ministry of the United Methodist Church, we strive to offer prayers and support to young families in our community.

Where are you located?

Baby Grace’s home is at the Odessa First United Methodist Church, but is a non-denominational organization. Odessa First United Methodist Church, 301 S 1st St Odessa, Mo 64076.

What services does Baby Grace Odessa provide?

Free diapers and wipes

We manage a distribution center where we accept donations of used mother/child items for children ages 0 – 5. Those donated items are made available to Baby Grace families for free at monthly diaper distributions.  Because all items are donated, we can never guarantee availability of any item.

Baby Grace Camp – Held every summer, this church camp is designed specifically for Baby Grace families (moms and their children ages 4 and under, dads and their children age 5 and up, and families consisting of two adults with children of all ages).  Spots are limited, so applications are accepted in the spring and moms are selected based on their application and space availability.

Spiritual support – Prayer requests are accepted (and acted upon!) at every monthly event. Pastoral support is also available upon request.

 Are there qualifications to register for Baby Grace?

No!  We don’t care how old you are, what city you live in, or what your family situation is.  If you have kids between the ages of 0 and 5 and need our help, then we want to help you!

Our only qualification would be for the mom’s to only take things for their own use.

How do I register for Baby Grace?

Guardians will be asked to register when they come in, but do not need to bring anything with them.

When is Baby Grace Odessa open?

Second Wednesday of the month – diaper distributions  5:00 – 6:00 PM.  Must pre-register before the prior Sunday on the Facebook page.

How can I volunteer with Baby Grace?

If you want to get involved as an individual, or have a group that is interested in helping, please complete the Contact Us form and a Baby Grace representative will contact you.

I have donations for Baby Grace.  When can I drop them off?  

People frequently ask how they can donate to Odessa Baby Grace!  First of all, let me say THANK YOU!!  We keep this group going primarily through donations, big and small!  We will gladly accept new diapers and wipes or money to purchase them

You can bring donations to any Baby Grace event. You can also call the Odessa First United Methodist Church at 816-230-4926 to make arrangements.

As always, thank you for thinking of Odessa Baby Grace with your donations!!

We would like to have someone come speak to our group about Baby Grace.

We love to share the Baby Grace story!  We are happy to speak to your church, school or civic group about Baby Grace.  Just fill out the Contact US form, and a Baby Grace representative will be in touch.