Member for Morwell Russell Northe is once again participating in the Nappy Collective Giving Project and encouraging local parents with leftover unused nappies to donate them.
Mr Northe said the Nappy Collective Project aims to collect hundreds of thousands of leftover nappies from 390 official drop points in 44 towns and cities across Australia. “To date over 1,449,693 nappies have been collected since the commencement of the project in 2013,” Mr Northe said.
“The Nappy Collective is a volunteer run, community based organisation established to collect leftover unused disposable nappies and redistribute them to organisations that support families in crisis or in need.
“The unused nappies collected through my office will be distributed to local organisations that support victims of domestic violence and young mothers in need,” he said.
“The Nappy Collective was launched in 2013 after a group of mother’s had some leftover nappies that their children had grown out of, unsure of what to do with them they decided to donate them to families less fortunate.”
Mr Northe said through the generosity of locals, 1,130 nappies were collected through the May drive of the collective from drop off points at Churchill Pharmacy, Churchill Neighbourhood Centre and his electorate office in Morwell.
“Worthy local organisations such as Berry Street, Anglicare Victoria and the Kurnai Young Parents program each received 376 nappies as part of the collection,” Mr Northe said.
Mr Northe’s office is a registered collection point for unused nappy donations with donations being accepted from Friday 14th October until Friday 28th October (inclusive).
For more information about the Nappy Collective you can visit www.thenappycollective.com/
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