The Nappy Collective is Helping Families Everywhere – One Bum at a Time

Do you have leftover unused disposable nappies lying around? Don’t let them go to waste! Donate them to the fabulous Not-for-Profit initiative The Nappy Collective and make a difference to the lives of families in crisis or in need.

Nappies are a basic healthcare need and lack of sufficient nappies can lead to an array of problems for disadvantaged families. So when you donate your spare nappies, you help these families to focus more of their time and energy on getting their lives back on track.

A bunch of clever mums got together after finding that the half a dozen odd nappies each of them were left with were amounting to a significant number and rather than let them all go to waste, they decided to do someting about it.  Surely there were other parents in the same boat and wondering the same thing.  What if they were able to collect all these left over nappies and distribute them to families in crisis or in need? Collectively these handfuls of nappies could make a big difference.

So began The Nappy Collective.

In October 2013, they launched their first ever Nappy Collective via Facebook. Within two weeks, over 1500 nappies had been collected.  Since then, their collectives have expanded around Australia. Their March 2014 collective totalled 26,682 nappies in Melbourne and Sydney. The July 2014 collective totalled 81,468 nappies, expanding into Geelong, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Perth, Newcastle and Brisbane and their vision is to now collect nappies across Australia. Stay tuned!

“A handful of leftover nappies may not mean much to  you or me, but collectively we can make a huge difference!”

With collection points now right around the country, it’s easy to donate and make a difference to the lives of families right around you.   So pull out your unused and uneeded nappies, the next Nappy Collective and donate them to the next Collective near you!

Here’s how it works:

1.  Drop off your leftover unused nappies during the next Collective 4 May to 18 May 2018.  There are over 64 different drop off points in:

New South Wales

  • Albury
  • Sydney
  • Newcastle
  • Woollongong/ Illawarra
  • Northern Rivers
  • Regional New South Wales (see website for all listings)


  • Melbourne
  • Benalla
  • Wangaratta
  • Wondonga
  • Geelong/Surf Coast
  • Regional Victoria (see website for all listings)


  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Brookwater
  • Cairns
  • Toowoomba
  • Burdell

South Australia

  • Adelaide
  • Mount Barker
  • Wyalla
  • Murray Bridge

Western Australia

  • Perth


  • Hobart
  • Launceston
  • Upper Burnie

Northern Territory

  • Alice Springs
  • Darwin


  • Canberra

2.  At the end of the two week collective the nappies are sorted, packed and swiftly distributed to organisations that support families in crisis or in need.

It’s that easy!

Bravo ladies, what a brilliant initiative, we love it!

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