What a day! Not only did we weed the garden, re-pot our ferns and tidy up our courtyard, we bagged up almost 100 laundry powder sachets for families in lock down, and made up 50 sets of masks for those who need some in an emergency. A huge thank you to Jo and Siobhan for helping out today. Our beautiful courtyard is looking much better. We can’t wait for spring to come and lockdown to be gone so we can enjoy our gorgeous space again 🌱
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Can we please get another round of applause for Super Simon who showed up again today to take another run of nappies, formula, sanitary items, underwear and toiletries to the tower residents in Collingwood? Working alongside Rebecca and the incredible team at drummond street services means that we get to support hundreds more people in need especially in these incredibly difficult times. Simon is actually coming back on Monday to take out yet another load of essential items to these vulnerable families. Thanks again for allyour hard work, Simon. You’re one of the best 🥰🙏
A huge thank you to Simon, our superstar volunteer who not only shows up whenever we need him, but also keeps in touch with people sleeping rough and checks in just to see that they’re ok. Simon has been volunteering with us for over three years now we’ve lost count of the number of times he has been there for us whenever we’ve needed him. Today Simon picked up a car load of nappies, formula, toiletries and sanitary items and delivered them to the residents of the towers in Collingwood. A huge thank you to Ron from Drummond Street services […]
I know the photos are starting to look a bit repetitious but we’re so proud to be able to do this. Another 1040 nappies and 58 tins of baby formula for the tower residents in Collingwood. We’re also sending in boxes of sanitary items and toiletries. This is all because of your wonderful support and generosity. Covid restrictions are hurting many people. Jobs have been lost, not everyone is eligible for jobkeeper payment and some families who relied on that few hours casual work each week to get through are now finding it hard to manage. One thing is for […]
Thanks to your incredible generosity we’re now providing formula, nappies, sanitary items and toiletries to single parents who are struggling with isolation. Today our awesome superstar Dayle called in to pick up tins of formula, nappies, underwear, sanitary items and toiletries for Mums in need of support. Lockdown works differently for everyone and not everyone has the support of family and friends to help get them through. There are many reasons people end up completely on their own. Domestic violence is often a contributing factor, as is arriving into the country as a refugee, or just not having any family […]