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Helping thousands of Victorian children thrive

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

We are a grassroots organisation with 300+ 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. 

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PJs, Jocks & Socks* - On Now!

Support our PJs, Jocks and Socks* campaign, aiming to collect 25% of our annual need this February.

*Socks no longer needed thanks to who are generously donating our annual requirement of kids’ socks!

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.

Donate to support people like David* and Emily*

Life can take unexpected turns, even for families like David’s. Emily, a devoted mother, faced a life-altering cancer diagnosis. David had to reduce his hours to support her during treatments, reshaping their roles.

As Lily’s primary caregiver, David had to juggle daily responsibilities alone. Once a steady provider, he now found himself struggling to make ends meet.

In their time of need, David turned to Big Group Hug for help. We provided them with an essential aid package, offering immediate relief from their financial burdens.

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). 

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

Branching Out to Tarneit

We are delighted to share that we have opened a hub in Tarneit. This initiative aims to bring the community together to support vulnerable children

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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

From supporting specific campaigns such as our PJ’s, Jocks and Socks, and Coats for Kids, to donating cots on behalf of their clients instead of giving Christmas hampers, Money3 has been a constant cheerleader of Big Group Hug. The Money3 team went above and beyond when it came to hosting our Giving Day 2021, where they not only came on board as a Match Donor, but also provided the venue for the Giving Day HQ and their own staff members even helped man the donation hotline! Money3’s ongoing support and encouragement is incredible and truly appreciated by the Big Group Hug team.

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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