Although we are well into spring, we can finally say goodbye to the dreary weather and welcome the warmer, sunnier months ahead. As always, your support has been making such a huge difference at our HQ especially after the busy September school holidays.
Please take a moment to read our newsletter for important information and what we have been up to.
Harry & Meghan shine a spotlight on St Kilda Mums!
Did you hear our royal news? The Duke & Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, have chosen to shine a spotlight on St Kilda Mums by being one of the charities that @sussexroyal follows in October. They asked their followers to suggest organisations they enjoy volunteering for and ones that they are proud to be a part of.
You got to work and posted, commented and shared your thoughts about St Kilda Mums with the world. Thank you to our beautiful community which has now grown bigger with many new followers and more awareness for our organisation worldwide.
Rachael and her son Matthew enjoy spending Saturdays tinkering with prams and learning new skills.
"Life Monday to Friday can be busy working or caring for children, and you might think the last thing you want to do is get up and volunteer your Saturday, but dang, it filled my bucket to learn something new and give back to the greater community."
Handmade with love
We receive some amazing hand sewn, knitted and crafty donations. Thanks to our supporters and volunteers for making such incredible gifts to give to families. These are a selection of the beautiful items, often with lovely notes, that we have been able to rehome.
Every baby, every town
Last week, our Regional Coordinator, Danielle, packed up the van with all your wonderful donations and made some special deliveries to more remote towns in Victoria, as part of our Regional Project.
Starting in Horsham and ending in the Northern Grampians Shire, Danielle delivered essential items to regional social workers for the families they are supporting and kept a diary of her trip.
To hear all the wonderful stories from Danielle's journey visit our Facebook page.
Xavier students volunteer on last day of Year 12
Our HQ saw a fantastic group of year 12 Students from Xavier College spend their last day of school ever volunteering with us!
The team cleaned car seats, sorted toys and packed clothing bundles while also learning more about how St Kilda Mums supports families in our community.
click here for further information on how your school group can get involved in volunteering.
Ways to help this Christmas
We are all so busy celebrating at this time of year but have you thought about giving your Christmas event a feel- good factor by also fundraising for St Kilda Mums?
From a morning tea with friends, to your work Christmas party, dress up day at school or end of year party - the possibilities are endless.
Check out our Community Fundraising Kit which contains everything you need to know to get started, including guidelines and fundraising suggestions.
If you have any other questions please contact the St Kilda Mums fundraising team. We would love to hear from you.
Important dates to remember
Melbourne Cup Weekend Closure
HQ will be closed to volunteers and donors on Monday 4 November and Tuesday 5 November.
HQ will be closed to all from 21 December- 5 January 2020.
We will reopen to volunteers on Monday 6 January 2020 at 9am.
Thank you for your continuous support at St Kilda Mums. In the last quarter (July - September) we distributed 8,675 items to 1,283 families with 2,846 children, this wouldn’t have been possible without your help.
Thank you for sharing our belief in a future where we waste less, share more and care for every baby and child.