We’re so proud to continue to support the Victorian communities most affected by the Coronavirus lockdown. Brimbank has been one of the hardest hit area and we’ve been making sure the community has access to sanitary items, nappies, baby food, infant formula and toiletries. Today we visited the Westvale Community Center in Brimbank to deliver 60 more infant and baby packs for the families affected by Coronavirus. We will continue to work to make sure no person is left behind.
We won’t finish work until late tonight but we’ll go to bed with happy hearts. Tonight we’re delivering this starter pack to our Mama we’ve been fundraising for. Her entire house of furniture will arrive tomorrow and on Saturday we’re delivering a new TV and dryer. I wish we could show everything in that trolly and those bags. There is so much there. We’ve managed to give this family such a beautiful start to her new life thanks to all of you wonderful people and your donations. I know it’s not everyone, and I know there are others still in […]
Today Super Simon picked up and delivered hygiene and sanitary items for around 100 families affected by coronavirus in the Collingwood towers. We’ve been delivering Period Packs, nappies and formula to the families and today they received shampo, conditioner, soap, body lotion, deodorants and shavers. We raided many Aldi stores in our local area to find what we needed but not leave any stores depleted. People really do look at you funny when there’s 60 bottles of shampoo in your trolly! I just tell them I have a lot of kids 😉 Simon has already delivered these items to Drummond […]
This is what kindness looks like. Today we drove around 400km doing our day to day work delivering Period Packs and nappies for babies at Westvale Community Centre, but we also delivered four gorgeous fresh fruit and vegetable boxes to families doing it very tough. These boxes were donated by Melanie and the wonderful people at Market in a Box. Our lovely volunteer Fran chipped in for the eggs, pizza bases and some lovely sweet treats! Hillside to Sunbury to Hoppers Crossing to Epping to Yan Yean to Reservoir to Brunswick East to Kings Park to Delahay. That was our […]
What a team! Our super volunteers masked up, kept at least 1.5m apart, took their temps, sanitised and gloved their hands to make up 50 infant packs with nappies, baby food and wipes, and 60 Period Packs with pads, tampons, liners and three pairs of underwear from Silent Arrow in each box. We worked into the night and even ate individual socially distanced snacks outside in the courtyard on our breaks A huge thank you to Dayle for running us through the COVIDSafe education session so we made sure we were all safe. Not all volunteers are pictured because we […]
We start this new week with a desperate call out. We have a Mum and her daughter finally moving into their own place on Wednesday after being cramped in with another family due to domestic violence, and they have absolutely nothing. We want to help but because of Covid we also have a duty of care not to expose them to many different people and products, and not to encourage people to leave their homes to donate. So, we need to do a fundraiser and do a click and drop directly to them. This Mama needs absolutely everything but she’s […]
Can we please get a huge thank you for Van and the team at Furniture & Mattress Depot in Melton for their incredible customer service and fantastic discount they gave us today. Please see pinned post for more details. With their support we were able to get all of this furniture including another full double bed suite (not pictured), and still have enough left over for a TV, vacuum cleaner, dryer, towels, linen and other essentials. All of this will be delivered on Saturday to our Mama and her daughter who are moving out on their own, finally into their […]
What a busy end to the week! Well, our week never really ends. We just keep going every day to wherever we’re needed. A few days ago we received a message from our friends at Launch Housing asking if we could assist with a bike for a Dad who just wanted to go out riding with his children. We had previously purchased bikes for the kids when homelessness struck and the Dad just wanted to be able to have an outing with them doing something they loved. Riding their bikes! We were more than happy to oblige and were so […]
The week isn’t even over, yet we have already helped hundreds of isolated families affected by Covid-19 lockdown restrictions with a phenomenal number of donations. We have also delivered dozens of Period Packs, new underwear and other essential items. But it’s not just about the item itself. It’s about what it represents. It eases the burden and it shows people that others really do care, and that no matter what, they’re not in it alone. You, our followers, have done an incredible job making this happen. We thank you all so very much.
In the past week alone we drove over 750km picking up and delivering necessities to families and community members during the covid lockdown. Today’s haul was just as mighty as will be dispersed early tomorrow morning to those in need. Toiletries, sanitary, hygiene items plus nappies and formula are so desperately needed out there in the community by people experiencing poverty and who are isolated. The photos might seem like they’re on rotate but to the people receiving these items they mean fed babies, better hygiene, menstruation management and some much needed economic relief. Thank you for supporting us. Thank […]
The coronavirus is only getting worse in our beautiful city. In some areas it’s more concentrated than others. Brimbank council has seen a much higher number than most areas and this concerns us greatly. We’re now working alongside Brimbank Council to help make sure no one has to leave home to receive food, sanitary items, toiletries, nappies or formula. The stay at home rule is difficult to follow for isolated single parents who don’t have someone to shop for them, are facing poverty and are putting themselves at risk by attending crowded shopping centres with small children. Brimbank council has […]
Our super team of socially distanced, masked up volunteers, Dayle, Jo and Kate spent their Saturday boxing up the last of the items heading north to the Yuendumu community in the Northern Territory. A huge thank you to these three absolute super stars for giving up their time. We appreciate you all so much. Unfortunately as the coronavirus spreads and becomes harder to contain in our lovely city we have had to make the very difficult decision to stop all packing days until further notice. We need to keep everyone safe and we feel that packing days pose and unnecessary […]