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One mother to another

It couldn’t be easier to give another mother a beautiful gift on mother's day.

If you would like to let another mother know you are thinking of her on Mother's Day - go shopping!

She might be living in a refuge; her house might have burnt down, she might be homeless. She needs your help! It's super easy...just follow these five simple steps...

1. Make up a gift bag of new women's toiletries - choose a nice toiletry bag and fill it with everything you can think of if you had nothing. 

2. Include a note for another mother to let her know that you care

3. Take a photo of your gift pack and post it on facebook, twitter or instagram using the hashtag #onemothertoanother

4. Pack in a small bag or box and please include your full name, postal address, contact number and email address so we can let you know the difference you have made. 

5. Post to 2-4 Vale Street, St Kilda 3182 or drop it off during our opening times before Mother's Day weekend.

We will distribute your gorgeous gift to a mum in need. 


Does everything have to be new?

We are all about recycling here at St Kilda Mums, but toiletries must be new and unopened. You might like to include a preloved toiletry bag or scarf but please wash it first.

What sort of items are your looking for?

Some ideas are toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, hairbrush, hair ties, comb, shampoo, conditioner, soap, tampons/pads, sunscreen, body and face moisturiser, cotton buds, cleanser, eye makeup remover, nail clippers, nail file, tweezers, body wash, tissues, razor & shaving cream, hand cream, lip balm, deodorant, face wipes, paw paw cream, band aids or a basic first aid kit. You might have samples or small toiletries from hotels or airlines that you can include.

How should I package my gift?

Please place your gifts inside a robust box and seal with tape. Please wrap any bottles likely to leak in plastic. Please do not gift wrap as our volunteers will check each donation.

How much will postage cost?

A small bag (to 500 grams)  should cost $8.25 and a large bag or box (500 grams to 3 kilos) should cost $13.40 from any address in Australia.

What will happen to the things I gift?

Our volunteers will check the items to ensure we are giving good quality gifts and they will be distributed by social workers and maternal child health nurses to mums in need. Where necessary, we will combine your gift with other items.

I want to help but I don’t have enough items to make up a complete package.

Not a problem! Why not group together with your friends to make full packages?

I can't make up a special pack, but I would like to help.  Can I donate money?

Yes you may. Please click here to make a financial donation to our current campaign.

How many packs can I donate?

As many as you like! 

When do you need them by?

We need donations to arrive by Monday 8th May, at the latest, to distribute in time for Mother's Day. We help more than 70 families every week so if you send your parcel in later it will still go to a mum in need, just at a later date. 

Can I put up a poster at my work/school/kinder?

Yes, we have an A4 poster that you can print on your home printer and put up anywhere you like. 

If you still have questions feel free to contact us directly donate@stkildamums.org. Thank you!

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