Hundreds of disposable nappies are on their way to vulnerable Gippslanders.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is thanking locals who answered the call for donations of disposable nappies as supply was running low with need within the community on the rise.
Mr O’Brien said he was delighted to see donations pick-up over the past six weeks and was thrilled to be able to pass hundreds of nappies along to Vinnies so that they can be provided to the families most in need.
“Unfortunately, we have a lot of families in our area who are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of living as interest rates and rental prices increase along with things like the cost of fuel.
Mr O’Brien’s office in Sale serves as a collection point for the Nappy Collective Giving Project, an initiative that collects unused disposable nappies and passes them on to where they are needed most.
“One of the great things about this project is that the nappies are distributed locally, it is a simple way that we can support local families in need.
“By providing nappies through the Nappy Collective these families now have one less thing to worry about.”
Mr O’Brien said his office continues to accept donations on behalf of the Nappy Collective year-round and will continue to work with local charities to ensure they are passed on to families in need.
“All kinds of disposable nappies are happily accepted – day, night, pull-ups and even swim nappies.
“New or even opened and half-used packets will make a big difference in the lives of those who need it most.”