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Monday, 20 September 2021

If you’re keen to make a bit of much-needed cupboard space, all while helping a worthwhile cause we've put together this helpful guide that accepts your donations of quality used items with everything from cots, prams, carseats, baby/kids clothing, nappies, maternity clothing, 2nd hand furniture and more. You can also try your local facebook buy/sell/swap local group.

Be sure to contact the charities/organisations directly to confirm what they accept and how best to drop off.

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St Kilda Mums

St Kilda Mums are a voluntary network of mothers who work together to collect and sort donations of baby and preschool children's clothing, toys, books and essential nursery equipment. These items are then re-distributed by Maternal and Child Health Nurses and Family Case Workers from dozens of welfare agencies to families across the city of Melbourne, Australia. We believe that by reusing and recycling much loved babies and children's gear, we not only share the joy of motherhood with each other, but we save the earth's precious resources too. SKM is also very dear to my heart as i'm a volunteer.

St Kilda Mums is a registered charity and donations of $2 and over are tax-deductible. They have a warehouse in St. Kilda for drop-offs and have also established Geelong Mums and Eureka Mums.

 

Big Group Hug

Big Group Hug provides support to vulnerable families with children aged 0-5 experiencing situational hardship or disadvantage that have been referred by maternal and child health nurses or other social sector agencies.

They redistribute donations of new and pre-loved baby goods to preschool age goods, books, toys and nursery equipment to families in need. Here's a list of new or preloved items they accept.

 

Mummies and Babes in Need

A similar concept to St Kilda Mums but based on the Peninsula. They are currently collecting Childrens clothing all sizes, womens clothing, toiletries, nappies, books, and games. Nursery items have to meet safety standards, so please pm them on their facebook page with a description of your item first. If you are wanting to donate any other items that aren't listed, please send a pm.

 

UpLift Project

Offload your bras Mamas! Uplift also want your swimmers, nursing bras, underpants and fabric nappies.

For women in disadvantaged communities a bra is often unobtainable or unaffordable.
This project collects new and second hand bras and sends them wherever they have requests.

Since 2005, Uplift, with assistance from Intimo and Rotary Australia World Community Service, has sent 750,000 bras wherever women have requested them. Uplift tries to ensure they get to the women who need them without compromising their dignity. They have sent bras to Fiji, PNG, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Bali, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, the Northern Territory and the Kimberley regions in Australia. Visit the website to find a drop-off point near you in Melbourne.

 

The Nappy Collective

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.

The Nappy Collective collects families' leftover unused disposable nappies and redistributes them to organisations that support families in crisis or in need.

Stay tuned for the next Nappy Collective as this initiative is spreading across the country.

 

Backpacks 4 Aussie Kids

An Australian non-profit organisation filling backpacks and nappy bags with essential and personal items for kids going in to foster care.

Apart from a small donation for backpacks, you can donate pyjamas, new undies, nappies + wipes, notebooks and gel pens, activity packs, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

 

EERN - Eastern Emergency Relief Network Inc

EERN accepts donations of household essentials, white goods and furniture in the City of Whitehorse and Manningham, Maroondah, Knox, Monash and Boroondara.

The core objective of EERN is to make available furniture and other household goods and (non perishable) food parcels as emergency aid to those in need.

At any given time, it needs good quality second-hand furniture and other household essentials, non perishable food, financial assistance, and of course, volunteers.

 

GIVIT - goods for good causes

GIVIT is a grassroots charity that connects those in need with those willing to give.

People are often surprised about what can make a difference to somebody's life. Simple items such as a pair of work boots can enable a father to get work and support his family. Donations of toothbrushes and toothpaste can provide healthcare and dignity to women who have escaped domestic violence, often leaving with nothing. You can directly and positively impact somebody's life by donating new or quality used items.

 

West Welcome Wagon Inc (WWW)

WWW support local asylum seekers in the western suburbs of Melbourne. West Welcome Wagon Inc is a volunteer-run, registered charity supporting asylum seekers in Melbourne's West. They provide good quality donated items, in home English language support, special projects and community engagement.

 

 

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