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Helping families in need with leftover nappies

29 August 2019

This September, I’m proudly supporting The Nappy Collective with its campaign to collect leftover, unused, disposable nappies for families in crisis.

Many parents know the feeling of going to change their baby, only to discover they’ve had a growth spurt overnight. Rather than winding up in landfill, these outgrown nappies can instead be handed on to The Nappy Collective, who ensure they reach the babies that need them most.

Increasingly, families or parents don’t have enough nappies to change their children’s nappies as often as they need to. Some cut back on other essentials – such as food – to afford enough nappies. This nappy stress can have serious consequences for the health and wellbeing of children and parents.

Since October 2013, The Nappy Collective has redistributed more than 2.6 million nappies to 200 charity partners across Australia that support families affected by domestic violence, as well as families in crisis or in need. That’s more than 310,000 clean nappy days for our youngest beneficiaries, and a lot of material diverted from landfill.

Leftover nappies for The Nappy Collective can be dropped off at my office during business hours, between 6th and 20th of September at: Unit 4, 91 Dorset Road, Ferntree Gully.

Comments attributable to Nick Wakeling, State Member for Ferntree Gully

“Help local families in need, and help reduce landfill, by donating leftover nappies to The Nappy Collective”

“Please drop off leftover disposable nappies to my office at 91 Dorset Road, Ferntree Gully during business hours, from 6th to 20th September.”

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