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We Are Asking For Your Help…

Big Group Hug wants to ensure all our kids are warm this winter by including pyjamas, singlets, socks & underwear in all our donated packs of clothing.

The ‘Pj’s, singlets, socks & jocks make for warm & happy kids & tots’ campaign asks families to provide new Pj’s, singlets, socks and underwear for children aged 2 to 16 years old. These items will be distributed to families within our community as requested.


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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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6 hours ago

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A big thank you to ELK for partnering with Big Group Hug for their winter coat appeal.

We can’t wait to distribute the coats donated to our families needing warm coats for their children.

#elkthelabel #elkwinterappeal
#thehugthatcounts #biggrouphugWe are honoured to partner with two inspiring charities, BigGroup and Hayden's Helping Hands in our winter clothing donation appeal. We would love your help by donating good condition coats and jumpers in child and adult sizes.

To donate simply take your freshly laundered coat or jumper donations into any ELK store at the following locations:

ELK Preston: 395 Plenty Road, Preston, ph: 03 7019 9590

ELK Little Collins: 182 Little Collins Street, Melbourne,
ph: 03 8609 1247

ELK Albert Park: 119 Dundas Place, Albert Park,
ph: 03 7019 9591

Please note, we are unable to accept any items that do not fit into the above criteria.

If you have any questions, please email our Customer Service team at

The appeal will run until Friday 19 July.

To learn more about these two inspiring charities who are funded entirely by charitable donations, please see further details below;

A formal charity since 2014, Big Group Hug operates out of Bundoora in Victoria, Australia. Their focus is on helping young children and in particular, vulnerable children and their families.

HAYDEN'S HELPING HANDS Hayden's Helping Hands
Hayden's Helping Hands was started by 12 year old Hayden who made it his personal goal to help homeless and vulnerable people in Melbourne.

Once a week Hayden, with a group of volunteers who are predominately kids, go into Rebecca's Walk in Batman Park located in the inner city of Melbourne. Here they are met by between 60-100 homeless people who know to expect them and come for help with food, clothing and blankets.

HHH also respond to direct messages for help from vulnerable families in the Northern Suburbs.

HHH is a registered charity with a Board and annual report.
In 2016, Hayden was awarded the "Pride of Australia" medal for the work he has been doing to help the homeless.

Thank you for your support!

ELK Team x
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1 day ago

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Our warehouse and drop off points will be CLOSING for SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am - 12.30pm will be your last chance to drop donations in to us before the school holidays.

We will reopen on Monday 15 July 2019
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