Be the Change

Welcome to the Big Group Hug Community!

It’s incredible. You’ll love it here.

We’re so grateful for your support!

Every year, Big Group Hug provides 120,000+ essential items to cover 6,000 children in Victoria.  These are things they may otherwise go without – cots, prams, formula, clothing, shoes, toiletries – the list goes on.

By giving your preloved items a second life with families in need, you’re also helping us work towards a healthier planet by producing less waste. 

In the financial year ending June 2023 our community saved over 103 tons of waste. 

Help us continue to make positive changes for families in need and the future of our planet for our children.

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Ways to get involved

There are lots of ways to get involved with Big Group Hug. The best way is via your hip pocket!

Become a regular donor and help change the lives of people living in our community. Regular giving is one of the most effective ways that you can help. It’s set and forget and all the while your contribution is providing families with essential aid when they need it most.

The opportunities to support us are vast. Click on the links below to learn more.

Regular giving
Fundraising registration
Get your workplace involved
Volunteer

We give your donations a new life.
You give a child a better life.

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.

Most needed items

Help us source these urgently needed items to fulfill requests for children and families in need:

We need your help making sure all material items received are suitable for their future owners

Please see the list of what we can rehome below. Click on the Category Title to expand. If you’re unsure whether a specific item is suitable or acceptable for donation, please contact us.

A hug for our planet too

We’re committed to ensuring all children have the best start in life. This includes preserving the planet for the next generation. A core principle of our approach is to upcycle and recycle. This way, pre-loved goods not only get a second life with someone who can use them, but it also prevents them from ending up in a landfill.

Want to know more?

Our wonderful team do incredible work. Each year they tirelessly and lovingly support thousands of children facing disadvantage.

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