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About Big Group Hug

Big Group Hug is a registered charity providing essential items for children aged newborn to 16 years and families in our community who are experiencing the effects of poverty and disadvantage, reducing the financial burden for families and freeing limited funds for food, bills, and safe housing. 

With thanks to our grant funding partner, City of Whittlesea, we are piloting pop up donation points and collection bookings in some areas. See if we are coming to your area.

How you can help

Give your preloved children’s items a second life with a child struggling with disadvantage. Big Group Hug graciously accepts donations of new or pre-loved goods for children aged between newborn and 16 years old. We humbly ask that you only donate items that are clean, in good, working condition, and comply with Australian safety standards.

Rule of thumb: Don’t donate something you wouldn’t be happy to receive yourself.

Urgently Needed:

  • Cots manufactured since 2014 (to Standard AS/NZS 2172:2003 (revised 2005)
  • Car Seats, Capsules, and Booster Seats manufactured since 2016 (to Standard AS/NZS 1754)
  • Prams
  • Bassinets
  • High Chairs
  • Bouncers
  • Safety Gates
  • Baby Monitors
  • Sterilisers
  • Bottle Warmers
  • Vaporisers

Where to donate items

Big Group Hug 
337 Settlement Road
Warehouse 12
Thomastown

Open Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9am-2pm
First Saturday of the month: 10am-12pm

Drop off to a volunteer:

We also have friendly volunteers accepting donations in their homes. To find one near you, check our map and email your preferred suburb to donategoods@biggrouphug.org and one of our friendly volunteers will provide you with the contact information for that Drop Off Point. 

 

Pop Up locations will also be announced soon!

Big Group Hug Thomastown

12/337 Settlement Rd Thomastown

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday:
9am – 2pm
First Saturday of the month: 10am – 12pm

Location 2

Street Address
Suburb

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday:
9am – 2pm
First Saturday of the month: 10am – 12pm

Location 3

Street Address
Suburb

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday:
9am – 2pm
First Saturday of the month: 10am – 12pm

Location 4

Street Address
Suburb

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday:
9am – 2pm
First Saturday of the month: 10am – 12pm

Your actions today build a better world for tomorrow

Children's Clothing

We currently have sufficient stock of children's clothing. If you have clothing to donate, please keep an eye on our socials for further information on when we will once again be accepting clothes.

Recycling Guide

If you have items that we cannot accept but would like to recycle, you can visit Recycle Mate to find your nearest recycling centre. 

Request a pick up

If you’re unable to make it to one of our convenient local drop off points in the area, a home pick up can be requested for large items. Bookings are essential. 

Volunteer with us

Become a volunteer and help the thousands of vulnerable children every year who are counting on your support. There’s a role for everyone! Come be part of our supportive and friendly volunteer family!

Contact Us

If you have any further questions please send us an email at collections@biggrouphug.org 

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