The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, is asking locals to donate disposable nappies.
Mr O’Brien’s office in Sale is 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.
Mr O’Brien said donations throughout the coronavirus pandemic had understandably slowed down, however the need had increased – resulting in a greater need than ever before.
“I’m urging anyone with unwanted disposable nappies sitting at home to drop them into my office,” Mr O’Brien said.
“My office is open to the public and we accept nappy donations of all shapes and sizes – open packs are fine as well.”
Mr O’Brien said the nappies would be donated to a local charity that will ensure they are passed on to those who need them most.
“One of the great things about this project is that the nappies are distributed locally, it’s a simple way we can support local families in need.
“Unfortunately research conducted by the Nappy Collective tells us that around 280,000 Australian children are not having their nappy changed as often as they should because their parents simply can’t afford the nappies needed.
“In previous years I have been overwhelmed by the generosity shown by locals, many of whom drop off unopened packets of nappies that they have purchased for the sole purpose of donating to this cause and I’m anticipating this year won’t be any different.
“As we all know too well, many Gippslanders are doing it really tough, so it’s great to be able to help in any way that we can, particularly in the lead up to Christmas.”
The Nappy Collective is happy to accept donations of any unused disposable nappy regardless of brand or size and can be dropped off at Mr O’Brien’s office during business hours year-round.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is encouraging locals to donate unused disposable nappies to help our local families doing it tough.