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Donate new or pre-loved items (for newborn to young-teenager (size 14)) or make a financial contribution to support our work.


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We are blown away by the generosity of T4A - Turbans 4 Australia. They reached out to us with an offer to share donations they collected in Sydney and drove them all the way down to Melbourne. Three of our dedicated volunteers gave up their Sunday morning to meet T4A and load up our van full of goodies that we have already started sending out to families in need. The donated goods include a mix of nappies, wipes, toys, clothing, hats, stationery, and sanitary items, and we estimate the retail value on these items to be in excess of $15,000! Thank you again for your generous support Turbans 4 Australia. #sharingiscaring #kindnesspandemic ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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With today's announcement, it is going to be a few weeks away until we can have a donation day. Families need us more than ever :-(

Given this and our need for items, we will be offering a collection service for baby hardware only from your homes for a collection fee of $30 per collection. To utilise this service you need to be within 10km of Bundoora.

If you would like to book in a collection, can you please email

Collections will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays.

PLEASE PLEASE check the list of what we can and can't rehome and please do not donate any items that are not in working, clean condition or out of safety date
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3 days ago

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Big Group Hug collects donations of new and pre-loved items to give to needy families who are struggling to provide the essentials for their children. When you think of essential baby and children’s items, toys and games might not be on the top of the list, but they fulfil many different needs. They can be a source of comfort, joy and entertainment, especially during these difficult times when children are largely confined to their homes. They are also important for emotional and mental development, and are a key way to learn motor skills. Depending on the age of the child and what we have in stock in the warehouse, our toy packs typically include a range of items such as soft toys, books, puzzles, activity toys, dress up outfits, and sporting equipment. Every child deserves to have the best start in life, and part of that is ensuring they have what they need to learn, play and just be a kid. ... See MoreSee Less

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