St Kilda Mums, Geelong Mums and Eureka Mums
Recycle, Reuse, Rehome
St Kilda Mums was established in February 2009 by the group’s founders who were surprised that local opportunity shops refused to accept donations of cots, prams and other nursery items. Unwilling to accept that the tip was the only solution, they contacted a local women’s shelter and discovered that no service existed to match the needs of families suffering hardship with families who had nursery equipment to donate. St Kilda Mums was created to bridge this gap, and some six years later, the expanded network of St Kilda Mums, Geelong Mums and Eureka Mums is going strong.
St Kilda Mums, Geelong Mums and Eureka Mums are voluntary networks of parents who collect and sort donations of baby and young children’s essential nursery equipment, clothing, prams and strollers, car restraints, highchairs, toys and books. These items are then re-distributed by maternal and child health nurses and family case workers from dozens of welfare agencies to families in need across metropolitan Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat. By reusing and recycling pre-loved babies and children’s gear, the volunteers share the joy of parenthood whilst minimising waste to landfill.