The Infant Boutique is proud to be a collection point for The Nappy Collective!
The Nappy Collective collects unused disposable nappies and redistributes them to organisations that support families in crisis or need.
The collections run for two weeks each in May and October.
The Infant Boutique has been a proud supporter of The Nappy Collective since October 2014.
The Nappy Collective is a collaborative community initiative run by volunteers.
We are a group of mums who found a handful of nappies that our toddlers did not fit into anymore. After considering the options of what to do with only six nappies – pass them onto a friend? Keep them for the next child? Throw them out - what a waste! - we began to wonder if there were other parents out there that also had a handful or even half a box of nappies they were unable to use. What if we were able to collect all these left over nappies and distribute them to families in crisis or in need? Collectively these handfuls of nappies could make a big difference.
In October 2013, we launched our first Nappy Collective via Facebook. With the wonderful support of The Staple Store (our first drop off site), we were overwhelmed with the response. Within two weeks, over 1500 nappies had been collected. The Nappy Collective was born.
Since then, our collectives have expanded around Australia, bringing our total tally of nappies collected to date to over 2,460,784! Our May 2018 Collective, saw 213,914 nappies donated with 410 official drop points in 64 towns and cities across Australia and 200 beneficiaries.
For more information head the www.thenappycollective.com
The Infant Boutique is now a Collection Point for The Village Co!
The Village Co. is a not for profit organisation which aims to give mothers facing adversity a gift – essential and practical items that will make them feel appreciated and loved, whilst also addressing their basic needs and those of their newborn.
The Village Co differentiates itself from other organisations in that there is none of its kind tailored towards hand delivering bags to women in hospital post childbirth. The Village Co. aim to supply at risk mothers and mothers-to-be with a bag of essentials for both themselves and their new baby.
From our extensive experience, we have formulated a criteria of women we believe are in most need of this gift. Many of these women are refugees and teenage mothers or have faced adversities such as, domestic violence, homelessness, mental health issues and drug use.
The Village Co was born in 2018 by registered midwife Steph Malan and fellow mum Nicole Doak who shared a deep conviction to find help for women who received little to no support post childbirth. Through the generous donations of our supporters, we aim to give mothers in need the essential items they require, with the hope that this gift will also make them feel appreciated and empowered to be the best mother they can be.
There are many women in South Australia who need support. The African Proverb says “It takes a village to raise a child” – we want to join with and encourage the women who have yet to find their village. If this is a dream for you too, please join us.
If you wish to play a part in this positive and powerful change, please join us. The difference we make depends solely on the generosity of people like you.
The Village Co are strictly not for profit – 100% of your donation will go directly to mothers in need.
The items needed: (Any brand accepted but only new items please)
- Newborn Nappies
- Baby Wipes
- Baby soap
- Baby blankets and wraps (unisex)
- Small baby hats, socks, mittens
- Baby clothes (size 00000 or 0000)
- Nappy cream
- Body Wash
- Roll on deodorant
- Breast pads
- Sanitary pads (maternity, super or regular)
- Women’s knickers (stretchy, large sizes)
- Women’s PJs, or bathrobe (one size fits all)
- Lip balm
- Women’s Comb
Cash donations can also be made via their website.
For more information on The Village Co. Please visit their website: https://thevillageco.org/
To see our Fundraising Family Fun Days, visit here: https://www.theinfantboutique.com.au/family-fun-market-day-2019/