New IVECO Daily for Mother’s Day

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MOTHER’S Day gifts don’t get much bet­ter than a new IVECO Daily van, and for char­ity St Kilda Mums, the ar­rival of a new nine-cu­bicme­tre Daily 35S was the per­fect present for hun­dreds of mums who will ben­e­fit from faster and more ef­fi­cient de­liv­er­ies of much-needed goods.

Based in St Kilda but ser­vic­ing all ar­eas of Mel­bourne and re­gional Vic­to­ria, St Kilda Mums re­cy­cle nurs­ery equip­ment such as cots, prams and car seats as well as clothes, li­nen and other baby essentials.

The qual­ity do­nated goods are cleaned and sup­plied to fam­i­lies in need, as iden­ti­fied by ma­ter­nal health nurses and lo­cal so­cial ser­vice agen­cies.

Pre­vi­ously, St Kilda Mums re­lied on the gen­eros­ity of couri­ers to de­liver and pick up goods free or at a dis­counted rate, but this re­moved some con­trol from the char­ity, said its CEO Jes­sica MacPher­son.

“There were sit­u­a­tions where we were de­liv­er­ing goods for pre­ma­ture ba­bies in ma­ter­nity hos­pi­tals and there was the smell of cig­a­rettes on the equip­ment be­cause the courier had smoked in the ve­hi­cle – the whole or­der had to be re­turned and re­washed.

“The Daily will al­low us to use our own drivers, so the whole de­liv­ery process can be bet­ter man­aged. We’re ab­so­lutely thrilled to have it.”

The van was funded by joint ef­forts be­tween Gan­del Phi­lan­thropy, IVECO Deal­er­ship Ad­trans and IVECO Aus­tralia.

IVECO Aus­tralia mar­ket­ing man­ager Dar­ren Swen­son said IVECO was pleased to sup­port St Kilda Mums.

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NEW VAN: The Daily is as easy as driv­ing a car, ac­cord­ing to St Kilda Mums CEO Jes­sica MacPher­son.

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