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Donate today, so we can help a child tomorrow.

We’re a community of helping hands. We are YOU!

We are a grassroots organisation with 350+ volunteers committed to helping our community’s most vulnerable children and families.

No one knows our community better than its residents, like YOU! Please join us in making change for your neighbours. 




Get Involved

Join our volunteer family

We have a new pop-up in Tarneit and we’d love to have you join the Big Group Hug family. Check out the roles available at Tarneit, Airport West and Thomastown.

Embrace the bare facts

children live in poverty in Australia

According to the ACOSS 2020 Poverty and Inequality report1 774,000, under the age of 15 live below the poverty line in Australia.

items distributed to families in FY23

The main reason families request our support is financial hardship, followed by domestic violence.

tonnes of recycling in FY23

We are helping the environment by recycling and repurposing pre-loved items on a daily basis to gift to families in need (with some items that must be given new). 

Donate to support people like Anna*

Anna’s life took a devastating turn when a house fire destroyed all of her family’s belongings. Their most vital documents, birth certificates and passports, were incinerated!

This terrifying event marked the beginning of a steep downward spiral for the family, leading to significant financial hardship. 

In the weeks following, Anna was making difficult decisions on which necessity to prioritise. Could she buy the clothing her 4-year-old Dylan* desperately needed as he was outgrowing what he had? Or would she buy a few extra nappies and wipes for her 18-month-old Zoe*, and forego the toiletries she desperately needed? Every week she felt like she was making impossible decisions.  

The trauma of the house fire, the financial stress and health battles 18-month-old Zoe was facing, were wearing Anna down. She was slowly becoming a shell of herself.  

We were able to provide an essential aid package, offering immediate relief from their financial burdens.


You can create lasting change.


You can raise money to help families in financial crisis.

We believe in you! And we’re here to help at every step.

Funds you raise will help us continue to provide the essential items our families need. You can raise funds at an event you host, or online as part of a personal challenge.


Do you have new or pre-loved children’s supplies to pass on?

We have families waiting for your items.

Your donated goods are distributed to local children living in crisis. Check out our list of urgent requests – you could help someone TODAY.


We have so many ways you can get involved, from our centres or at home, whether it’s as an individual or as a workplace team. every minute makes a difference. 

Join our volunteer family today, we need your help!

Volunteering is a great way to support a local cause and make a real difference.

When we embrace the problem together, we make the biggest difference.

Call-out for urgent needs

Can you help?

Our needs change with those seeking our material help and your donations. Check our current needs and donation drop-off locations and hours.

Give your pre-loved items a new life. Give a child a better life.

“I had nothing.”

“I am a soon to be single mum due in literally weeks. I was terrified and trying to figure out how I was going to afford what I had left to buy for my baby’s arrival. With no family help or support I was getting worried and felt like I wasn’t able to figure this out on my own. Today, I received  the most amazing delivery from you and I just want to say, God bless all of you and thank you sooo much!!”

Annual Events at Big Group Hug

PJs, Socks, Singlets and Jocks

Run a goods drive in your school or workplace to collect new pyjamas, singlets, socks…


Our biannual coat drive in May, asking the business community and members of the public to donate coats for kids…

Gifts of Hope

This festive season, gift an essential item for a local family in need.

Keep child poverty down by keeping up with the news

Thank You

On Wednesday 20th March 2024, our community of supporters and advocates did something incredible. In the midst of a difficult economic climate, they rallied together

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Anna’s Story

Struggling Against Adversity Anna* is a devoted mother of two young children, Dylan* aged 4 and Zoe*, 18 months.  Anna found herself facing overwhelming challenges

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Take a trip down memory lane

10 years of Big Group Hug

We can’t help others without our partners and supporters.

That’s the Big Group Hug way!

Support comes in all shapes and sizes. We are so grateful to the organisations, businesses, corporates and councils who get behind us, both financially and with material aid.

Thank you Money3!

Corporate partner and local specialist non-bank finance provider

Money3 has been a constant cheerleader of Big Group Hug for many years. The Money3 team go above and beyond, collecting essentials for families, and playing a key role in our Double Donation Days. Their financial support also ensures that we can keep our doors open to support vulnerable members in our community. Money3’s ongoing support and encouragement is incredible and truly appreciated by the Big Group Hug team. Thank you Money3!

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Can you support Big Group Hug as a corporate partner? Talk to our team to find the right fit for your organisation.






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