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Donate Your Unused Nappies for a Great Cause

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, is calling on families that have any leftover nappies to drop them into her office as part of the “Nappy Collective” initiative.

The Nappy Collective program runs Australia-wide with the aim to collect tens of thousands of leftover nappies that will then be sorted and distributed to women’s shelters, programs for homeless mothers and young mothers in need.

Through the support of parents across Australia, The Nappy Collective has collected over 1.75 million nappies which have been distributed to mothers in need.

The next Collective has begun and will run through until Friday 30 October. Residents are invited to drop in their leftover nappies to Ms Hornery’s office at 67 Nelson Street, Wallsend.

“This initiative runs twice a year with donations handed over to charities in May and October and I am always astounded at the generosity of our locals,” Ms Hornery said.

“I’m more than happy for my office to be an official drop point and look forward to handing over donations at the end of the month.”

Ms Hornery said the disposable nappies collected through her office will be distributed to local organisations that support victims of domestic violence and young mothers in need.

“While many generous locals often donate unopened packets, opened packets are just as gratefully received.

“All sizes and types are appreciated, including swim nappies and night time nappies. If you have any disposable nappies sitting at home that you no longer require, please consider donating them.”

“Last year the Wallsend electorate supported this great initiative by filling a car with nappies and I am sure they will do the same again this year,” said Ms Hornery.