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WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS

Can you help families in need with any of the following items. We have a list of families waiting for these items. Lets all get together and see if we can clear our waiting list for these essential items

*High Chairs - must have safety harness and be less than 10 years old.

*Prams - Standard AS/ NZS 2088: 2000. Must have 5 point harness, faultless brakes, sun hood and carry baskets. Please vacuum and clean before donating, and please include the original manuals if you have them.

*Car Seats & Capsules - capsules, reversible, booster seats with tether strap only (no foam boosters). Must meet standard AS/NZS 1754. Must be no more than 8 years old and never been in an accident.

*Bassinets - no tears or rips

If you are able to donate any of these items and they comply with the safety standards above, please email Jean on donategoods@biggrouphug.org to find out where your nearest drop off location is or alternatively items can be delivered to our hall at 32 Grandview Grove Rosanna, Monday to Thursday between 9.30am - 12.30pm.

A big thank you to all.
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Thank you to everyone helping us to support families like this...

"Alara and her family arrived in Australia in April 2016 on refugee visas after fleeing Iraq. When they fled, they lost all of their savings and possessions. As such, they arrived in Australia with nothing but the clothes they were wearing. They have no family and support system in Australia and are struggling financially – especially with a baby on the way. As such, any assistance that could be offered would be greatly appreciated."
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WE NEED YOU
An exciting range of volunteer roles are now available at BGH - most can be done from the comfort of your home. So much personal satisfaction to be gained while making a big difference to the lives of very vulnerable children.

*Sorting and Packing – a few hours each week between 9am – 1pm Monday to Thursday in Rosanna. We love having people come in for as much time as you can spare - at the moment we desperately need help on Thursdays. Come on your own or bring a friend.

*Collection Drop Off Points - We need homes or business around Melbourne where our supporters can conveniently drop of goods they wish to donate. Once a week or as required, Collection Points need to bring the donated items to our warehouse in Rosanna.

*Drivers - needed to occasionally deliver requests to centres. Must have car and be able to do some lifting in and out of car.

*Admin Project Support – variety of tasks which can be done at home on an as needed project basis. This position requires computing skills in Word and Excel as well as internet access and a computer at home.

*Schools Liaison Officer – assist with liaising with Schools to coordinate school groups volunteering at our centre via email and phone. This person will also need to be available to supervise the students whilst at our storage facility. This position requires a Working with Children’s check.

*Corporate Liaison Officer – assist with liaising with our Corporate supporters and building connections with organisations via email and phone primarily. This person will also be required to be at our storage facility when corporate groups come to volunteer.

*Fundraising Officer – we need someone with fundraising experience to help us fundraise smarter, reach more supporters and do so more efficiently.

*Auditor – we need an auditor to review our finances and provide us with an audited set of accounts.

If any of these roles are of interest or to find out more, please send an email to geraldine@biggrouphug.org
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