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Monday, 29 November 2021

We've nearly all got left-over and unused nappies lying about after your baby has moved to the next size or toilet trained and moved out of nappies (hooray!) but if you're wondering who to  give those un-used nappies to (instead of throwing them out), The Nappy Collective is the perfect place to do just that.

You can make the biggest impact on families in need by donating your unwanted nappies.

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Check here for drop off points around Melbourne or Geelong. The nappy drive is on until the 4th August 2014 so now's the time to bundle up those nappies and drop them off for collection.

"The Nappy Collective is a collaborative community initiative run by volunteers.

We are a group of mums who found a handful of nappies that our toddlers did not fit into anymore. After considering the options of what to do with only six nappies – pass them onto a friend? Keep them for the next child? Throw them out - what a waste! - we began to wonder if there were other parents out there that also had a handful or even half a box of nappies they were unable to use. What if we were able to collect all these left over nappies and distribute them to families in crisis or in need? Collectively these handfuls of nappies could make a big difference.

In October 2013, we launched our first Nappy Collective via Facebook. With the wonderful support of The Staple Store (our first drop off site), we were overwhelmed with the response. Within two weeks, over 1500 nappies had been collected. These nappies were passed onto McAuley Care, Victoria’s only women’s safe house open 24/7. The Nappy Collective was born.

Since then, our collectives have expanded around Australia. Our March 2014 collective totalled 26,682 nappies in Melbourne and Sydney. Our July 2014 collective will include Geelong, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Perth, Newcastle and Brisbane."

For more information visit: www.thenappycollective.com.au

 

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