The Tot Shop receives major support from

Kankakee Valley REMC

Thank you!!

Temporarily, visits to the Tot Shop are by appointment only between 8:30am to 3:30pm M-F. Please call (219) 464-9585 to schedule an appointment. 

 

We can't wait to see you! 

 

Thank you.

The Tot Shop

  

Families With Young Kids Find Incentive
To Learn Positive Parenting Skills

Learn then Earn….in the process, the entire family benefits from Tot Shop Program.
  
Established in 2003, The Tot Shop encourages responsible parenting by providing supplies for pregnant women and for families with infants and young children up to age 5. Over 400 people used The Tot Shop last year.
  
Families earn coupons by completing certain activities – prenatal exams, well-baby check ups, health screenings, parenting classes, and immunizations.

 

Then they redeem the coupons at The Tot Shop for items such as cribs, mattresses, potty chairs, baby clothes, diapers, strollers, high chairs and toys. 
   
Over the past few years many community members have helped the program by providing clothing, toys and supplies for the families who earn coupons and exchange them at The Tot Shop. Because of health and sanitary concerns, we accept new items only.

Who Distributes Coupons?

 

Here are some of the participating agencies that distribute coupons:

     

Prenatal Care & Well Baby Care

 

Associated Pediatricians   

HealthLinc Clinics

Northshore Community Health Clinic

and various physicians in the area

Health Departments in Porter, Jasper, LaPorte, Starke, Pulaski, Benton, and Newton Counties

    

Parenting & Educational Classes

 

Northwest Indiana First Steps

Women, Infants and Children Programs (WIC) in Porter, Jasper, LaPorte, Starke, Pulaski, Benton, and Newton Counties

Healthy Families Programs in Jasper, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke Counties

Tot Shop Hours in Valparaiso

Closed for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas

Wednesday 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.

 

Thursday 9:00 A.M. – 12 noon

Friday 12:00 – 3:00 P.M.

In 2020

Closed April 10th, November 11th, and December 30th

257 W. Lincolnway  Valparaiso, IN   46383

(219) 464-9585

Closed Saturday

times subject to change

Contact Us

What Does The Tot Shop Offer?

Item                                 

Baby bathtub                             

Bed Rail                                   

Blanket                                     

Breast Pump                              

Crib & Mattress                           

Crib only                                    

Mattress only                                 

Diapers  (dozen)                            

Diaper bag                                

Gate                                         

High chair                                 

Outfit                                       

Potty Chair                               

Receiving Blanket                      

Sheets                                      

Sleeper                                      

Small items                                

Step Stool                                  

Stroller                                   

Sweater/jacket/coat                   

Toddler Bed                                  

Toddler Bed & Mattress              

 

 

Safety education required for all furniture, NO Exceptions

# of Coupons

                                3-5

5-6

1-5

4-8

17

13

6

1

4-6

2-7

7-8

1-4

2-4

1-4

 

2-3

1-3

1-2

2-3

4-10

1-6

 9

13

 

 

Family & Youth Services Bureau

253 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383                              info@fysb.org                                219.464.9585