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#1 Kay1

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

I have soooo many baby clothes and toys and DS3 is 4 months now. I am looking at getting rid of stuff but wondering what to do with it. I'd love to donate the good stuff to someone who would otherwise not be able to give their baby these things. I'd rather not put them in a charity bin.

Any suggestions?

#2 Riotproof

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

Free cycle?
Perhaps put feelers out within your network, there might be someone who could really we them..

#3 mumofenergiserbuny

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

give them to your local womens and childrens hostel, alot of single mothers escaping abuse end up there with newborns and need all those things original.gif

#4 Tenacious C

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:46 PM

A local women's refuge may have clients that could use the items. The local multiples association may take donations of clothes, ours does and hold a yearly clothing sale to raise money, some of the items are also given to families in need.

My DS daycare collects clothes for needy families.

#5 FeralBee

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

Another vote for contacting local women's refuges. Women often leave with nothing but the clothes on their back, so any essentials for them and their children are so appreciated.

#6 Kay1

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

give them to your local womens and childrens hostel, alot of single mothers escaping abuse end up there with newborns and need all those things

That's a great idea, exactly what I was looking for. I will look into it and see if I can find one. If anyone can suggest one in the Sydney area that would be great.

I don't know anyone else who's having a baby and all the people in my circles can afford to buy their own IYKWIM?

#7 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

I'm in the same boat, so please post details of where you decide to donate your baby things!

#8 shelbysmum

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

OP I believe this group would be what you are looking for:


There is a sister site in Melbourne too:


#9 Wineandchocolate

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

Are you on Facebook?  There are lots of 'Pay It Forward' type sites, ie. groups where people list things that they have to give away, usually broken down into regions (e.g. northern suburbs of Sydney).  A quick search on FB should help you find something if you're interested.

#10 galleygirl

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

If you are in Melbourne please check out St Kilda Mums.
They'll be accepting donations again later in January.

#11 Kay1

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

Thank you, the Dandelion site looks great! Very far from me so I'll save up a bit more stuff before I do a trip there.

Will check out the FB sites too.

#12 MrsWidget

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

I've been passing everything to St Kilda mums. They do fabulous work.

#13 shelbysmum

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

OP It might be worth getting in touch with Dandelion- I know the Melbourne group have multiple suburbs where donations are accepted so there might be something closer by for you to go to with Dandelion original.gif

#14 Madeline's Mum

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

Thanks for the link re Dandelions, I have eek looking for something like that. Will be getting in touch to donate old baby stuff and hopefully some time original.gif

#15 whatnamenow

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:44 PM

Most capital cities have a Young Parents Program, for mum under age 20 who find themselves pregnant.  They are always after items to donate to the mums who attend.

#16 Kay1

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

Most capital cities have a Young Parents Program, for mum under age 20 who find themselves pregnant. They are always after items to donate to the mums who attend.

Thanks. Will look into it!

#17 strawberrycakes

Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

I sold & gave away all DDs baby things, now we are TTC #2 after thinking that we would only have one child so fingers crossed I will have to go baby shopping all over agian sometime this year original.gif

#18 pinkelephant

Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

QUOTE (Kay1 @ 27/12/2012, 05:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's a great idea, exactly what I was looking for. I will look into it and see if I can find one. If anyone can suggest one in the Sydney area that would be great.

I don't know anyone else who's having a baby and all the people in my circles can afford to buy their own IYKWIM?

If you are in south west sydney pm me and I can give you a few places...

#19 belinda1976

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

Kay1 are you in Sydney?  I found a great place located in Castle Hill that look after the needs of the homeless and people less fortunate.  

And they come and collect from you!  tthumbs.gif


Edited by belinda1976, 04 January 2013 - 03:16 PM.

#20 Feral_Pooks

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

I usually hang onto stuff until someone comes my way who needs stuff. I heard about a local woman who finished her family, 3 kids, and then suddenly found herself caring for a relative's child after child protection got involved. I was able to pretty much set her up, and she has sworn she will then pass it on to another person in need. Most of it I got second hand myself! Baby stuff can have such long lives.

I'm wondering if you could tell your maternal health nurse you have some stuff, and could she pass your email on to a mum in need? Someone did that and my dear friend was the beneficiary! It was such an amazing act of generosity. Or even a minister or local youth worker.

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