Happy with nappy collection
Six hundred nappies are on their way to needy families across the region as part of a community drive promoted by Member for Lowan Emma Kealy.
Ms Kealy has delivered the nappies to Christian Emergency Food Centre in Horsham.
Last year Ms Kealy nominated her electorate office in Horsham as a drop point for The Nappy Collective project, which involves collecting unused disposable nappies for redistribution to organisations that support families in need. “I have been amazed by the community support for The Nappy Collective project and thank everyone who took the time to drop nappies into my office and those who purchased nappies specifically for donation,” she said.
“I am proud that the 600 unused nappies collected through my office will be distributed locally to support victims of domestic violence and young mothers in need.”
The collective runs twice a year, in May and October, with 390 official drop points in 44 towns and cities across Australia.
People have donated more than 1.7-million nappies since the project started in 2013.
“I encourage residents to consider getting involved when the project runs again in May,” Ms Kealy said.
People can gain more information about the project online at www.thenappycollectice. com.