Being a parent can be difficult. But for families in crisis, or mothers faced with domestic violence, their challenges are much more serious.
One of the most significant challenges for these is the ability to provide the basics for their children, such as nappies. At an average of 45 cents each and with newborns using up to 3000 nappies in their first year, nappies are one of the largest ongoing costs of raising a young family.
What is the Nappy Collective?
The Nappy Collective is an initiative that collects your leftover, unused disposable nappies and redistributes them to organisations that support families in crisis or in need. Get involved!
A handful of leftover nappies may not mean much to you or me, but collectively we can make a huge difference.
Between 5 - 19 May, The Nappy Collective is calling on families across Australia to address this rising and significant need through the donation of their leftover nappies, which will provide vital material aid to mums in need, and help share the joy and love of Mother’s Day. The May collective spans 50 cities and towns across Australia, where over 340 workplaces will collect hundreds of thousands of left-over, unused, disposable nappies (largely destined for landfill).
We are pleased to be participating as an official drop point for this initiative, where we hope the local community will help support The Nappy Collective.
"The stories from our beneficiaries of the sheer relief and gratitude of the mums when they receive their nappies is what drives the ongoing commitment of The Nappy Collective. A handful of nappies may not mean much to you or me but they make a huge impact on a mum in crisis and, importantly, show her the community truly cares.” - Sandra Jacobs, Founder
For more information, visit www.thenappycollective.com.