The Nappy Collective from May 5th-May 19th
Kool Kidz Docklands is proud to support “The Nappy Collective” at the service. We’re excited for our families to donate their leftover nappies between May 5th- May 19th, which will provide vital material aid to mums in need, and help share the joy and love of Mother’s Day.
Please read the official press release below and watch the video for more information. You can give us a call on (03) 9614 2900 for any other questions.
“Everyone appreciates being a parent can be difficult; the never-ending laundry, picky eaters and sibling in-fighting to name a few. But for families in crisis, or mothers in shelters who are escaping domestic violence, their challenges are much more serious. One of the most significant challenges for these mothers can be the ability to provide basic healthcare items for their babies and 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.
From May 5-19 inclusive, 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). Kool Kidz Good Sheds Docklands is pleased to be participating as an official drop point in Docklands where we hope the local community will help support The Nappy Collective.
Sandra Jacobs, Founder notes “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of the community, and to date have collected over 1.75 million nappies, which have greatly benefitted tens of thousands of babies around Australia. However, demand continues to increase with shelters and welfare agencies struggling to provide nappies for their clients with their limited funds. This Mother’s Day, we urge all our donors and the community to contribute nappies to our campaign and help struggling mums around the country.
“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.”