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    Originally Posted by Aquillah<br />
    Cleigh- Yes you can just walk in and donate I have contacted ours in town and asked them if they would like gifts for children and toiletries and they said a big yes!<br />
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    I made up 4 gift bags for women with all the essentials (and a little bit of makeup) and dropped them off. They were very grateful. I have also donated brand new childrens linen and childrens toys. I have always rung a day or two beforehand just to inform them (as you can't go inside the building) and handed it to them at the door. I have received two thank-you letters which I thought was very kind of them.
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    Thanks for posting this. You prompted me to ring and I've found out where my nearest centre is. I'm going to prepare some gift baskets over the weekend and go through my wardrobe and take some of my new never worn clothes in. I'm also going to take my kids with me so they can see not everyone is as lucky as the are at Christmas time.
    Please don‘t take your children. The people who need help don‘t need to be turned into a life lesson for other people. It seems rather cruel to me.

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    Jennaisme- If it is anything like the one in our town, you won't be able to go into the house/building. I took my children (they were 1 metre away in the car) as I dropped the stuff to the door. I told my 4 yr old we were dropping it off for some ladies for Christmas so they have a nice Christmas. They can learn where we are donating to at an appropriate level. My children do need to learn as they get older that there is a place like this because of DV however it won't be at the expense of abused women. We will never have to cite them to have to make the connection/learn to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicole83 View Post
    I can donate the pram! I have just ordered a bjcs and have no use for the bruin pram we have. But they need it in Maroochydore and I am in Brisbane. Wish I could drop it off somewhere in Brisbane the website says that I can't but I have emailed just to check anyway.
    I might be able to help. I'm in Brisbane and I have family at the Sunshine Coast, one of which I'll see on Thursday and she would be happy to pick it up from me and drop it to Marrochydoore I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocMilk View Post
    I might be able to help. I'm in Brisbane and I have family at the Sunshine Coast, one of which I'll see on Thursday and she would be happy to pick it up from me and drop it to Marrochydoore I'm sure.
    Really?? I've just pm'd you. I would be so happy if I can link this to girl that needs it!!
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    You can also donate toys to child safety service centres. They will then be distributed to children in residential and foster care

    http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/ch...ristmas-appeal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennaisme View Post
    Please don‘t take your children. The people who need help don‘t need to be turned into a life lesson for other people. It seems rather cruel to me.

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    I have no plans of taking them inside the lady on reception will come outside and meet us for privacy reasons. I spoke to the lady on reception and asked if it was appropriate to have my kids in the car and she agreed it's a way to start a conversation with children that this is a difficult time for many.

    Thanks for your concern but it's misplaced. I have worked with people in crisis over the years and wouldn't be so rude as to approach this in the way you have suggested. My DD is 7 and genuinely wants to help those in need. I want to start a conversation with her, not parade people in crisis accommodation in front of her like animals in a zoo.
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    For anyone in Melbourne, St Kilda Mums do amazing stuff for families in need. Donations have closed for the holidays but if you "Like" them on Facebook then you can see what they do and how to donate goods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat21 View Post
    For anyone in Melbourne, St Kilda Mums do amazing stuff for families in need. Donations have closed for the holidays but if you "Like" them on Facebook then you can see what they do and how to donate goods.
    Mummies and babes in need is another good Melbourne one. Based southern.
    Find them on Facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faroutbrusselsprout View Post
    Mummies and babes in need is another good Melbourne one. Based southern.
    Find them on Facebook.
    And the Caroline Chisholm society in the North and West no FB page but they have a website.

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    I was inspired by this thread so spent less on my own Christmas present and bought 2 presents to put under the Kmart Christmas tree... I can't believe the happiness I got out of it, so much more than I would get from a pair of shoes of some other crap!!!


 

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