Client Care Day (2nd Saturday) Reservation: Sat, February 8, 2020

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Mother & Child Education Center

1515 Northeast 41st Avenue

Portland, OR 97232

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Have you visited Mother & Child before? We highly encourage parents to attend M&C's Client Care Day once a month to select infant & toddler supplies as well as maternity clothing, as needed. If you have not visited before, need nursing supplies, or have an emergency need please call 503-249-5801 during regular hours!

Reserve a Time Slot to Join Us for our Saturday Second Client Care Day. Please pay close attention to the time you select, before registering.

Please consider registering as a walk-in at Client Care Day if you CANNOT commit to a reserved date and time. Online reservations fill quickly, so we ask those times be reserved only by those who know they can attend. If you register online and do not show for your time, with a recurring offense, we will ask you no longer reserve a time.

Please bring a backpack or bag for selecting items inside, additional to the clothing and diapers pre-filled, based on registrations and M&C's donation stock.

Day-of-Registration Times:

  • Second Saturday between 10:45am-11:15am


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No ID or Proof of Age or Income Required. MCEC does however ask those shopping are those parenting between pregnancy and early infancy (0 - 5 or 6 Years).

What are my transportation/parking options?

MCEC is conveniently located across from the Hollywood Transit Center, on the corner of NE Halsey & NE 41st Ave. 1-2 Hour Street Parking is available for those driving. Our driveway and back lot is closed for this event (used as event space for attending parents/families).

Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?

NO! just bring yourself and a smile...and maybe an umbrella if it's raining! Though we have tents, individuals do wait outside until his/her name is called to shop, so please dress yourself AND your children for the weather. No early entry. Please also remember, 1 Parent is invited to Shop. All support persons, significant others, and children should wait outside. If you plan to bring your children, please bring a support person to wait outside with them if you are not comfortable with them staying with a Mother & Child volunteer outside.

Do I need to bring a bag?

We ask you to bring a reuseable bag if you have one (or a backpack)! We will fill a paper grocery sack with a bundle of available clothing and diapers, but if you are able to BYOBag, please ask the volunteer assisting you during shopping if you can transfer your items from the paper bag(s) to your reuseable bag or backpack. We especially recommend this option to those taking public transit. Occassionally, Mother & Child also offers takehome food for families and reuseable bags are especially helpful, with these heavier items. There are no guaranteed items - everything depends on what donations we have on hand for Client Care Days. We are usually limited with sizes 3T and greater.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


I need a pregnancy test. May I have this service on Client Care Day?

No. Mother & Child does not offer pregnancy testing on Client Care Days. Please come in during our regular operating hours (not a Client Care Day) to ask for a pregnancy test.

I have never been to Mother & Child. Can I attend Client Care Day?

Yes, if you are pregnant or parenting during early infancy (0 - 5 or 6 years)! However, we encourage parents who have NOT been to Mother & Child before to come in on the 1st, 4th, or 5th week of the month to get to know our staff and volunteers a month prior to attending your first Client Care Day. Our regular operating hours are Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm, Fri-Sat 10am-*3pm, Sun Closed. Come and allow yourself 30 minutes to sit and have some tea, while we hear how to best connect. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before closing. These are also the weeks we ask you come in for pregnancy testing. Pregnancy tests are not conducted on Client Care Day.

I Only Need Maternity Clothing or Nursing Supplies:

Come visit our Maternity Room during regular operating hours and pick out some clothing to keep you more comfortable during pregnancy. Women who are pregnant may visit our maternity room once a month either during regularly operating hours or during a Client Care Day.

Nursing or planning to nurse?! Let us give you the "support" you need! Moms who have been nursing 2+ weeks may drop-in anytime during regular hours (please avoid Client Care Days each 2nd Sat of the month & the Wed that follows, for Nursing Tops or Bras) and choose a couple of bras to take home. If you are pregnant and planning to nurse, give us a call and let us see how we can help, as other supplies are available & a breastfeeding workshop is offered monthly. Mother & Child asks moms please nurse for 2 weeks prior to receiving a nursing bra(s), as it takes 2 weeks for milk to fully come in, which may affect bra size. Don't think you're producing enough milk? Ask about milk inducing tea, attend a Client Care Day to receive supplementary formula, or give us a call.


Mother & Child Education Center

1515 Northeast 41st Avenue

Portland, OR 97232

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