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Unwanted nappies are needed

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, is putting the call out for unwanted 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 collections had to come to a halt earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that there was still a great need within our local community.

“My office is now re-open to the public by appointment and for those wishing to drop off nappies,” Mr O’Brien said.

“I’m urging anyone with unwanted disposable nappies sitting at home to drop them into my office.

“A lot of people may have used this unprecedented time at home to toilet train, or their child may have simply outgrown a particular nappy size.”

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.

“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 lately with the drought, bushfires and now COVID-19, 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. Open or brand-new packets are equally appreciated.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien handing over hand sanitiser and donated nappies to Uniting Care Sale’s Executive Assistant Tracey Shields earlier this year.

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