Hundreds of donated nappies to brighten up Christmas

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien handed over hundreds of unused disposable nappies to Uniting Care to distribute locally over the upcoming Christmas period.

Mr O’Brien collected the nappies at his office as a drop-off point for the Nappy Collective Giving Project.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien handing over donated nappies to Uniting Gippsland’s Senior Manager Care and Placement Services, Linde Coggan.“This is my sixth year taking part in this initiative and every year we have an overwhelming response from the local community,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Despite the tough times that our region has faced over the past few years we have continued to be inundated with donations that will prove extremely useful to a lot of families doing it tough this festive season.

“This project is locals helping locals, which is exactly what this time of year is all about.”

The Nappy Collective are an Australian charity that aim to assist families who do not have enough nappies to change their children as often as they need to, known as “nappy stress”.

The Nappy Collective report that around 280,000 children in 150,000 families experience nappy stress in Australia each year.

Mr O’Brien said he will continue to be a participant in the Nappy Collective Giving Project and that the next formal collection drive will take place in May, however he is happy for people to continue to drop off donations of unused nappies to his Sale office at any time.

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