donations of nursery equipment and recycle cots, prams, bassinets, clothes
and other baby essentials and check that they meet current Australian safety
standards and Victorian Consumer Law. They receive requests from Maternal
Health Nurses and local social service agencies on behalf of families in
need. They then try to meet or exceed each request with quality pre-loved
donations. St Kilda Mums say “As you might guess, demand always exceeds
supply. In fact, we have a long wait list for prams and cots and they are
re-homed within days of receipt.” St Kilda Mums prides itself on passing on
items in great condition.
St Kilda Mums Mission
St Kilda Mums aim to share the joy of motherhood and save the earth’s
precious resources by joining with support agencies throughout Melbourne to
meet the material needs of families with young children. We collect, sort
and redistribute essential nursery equipment, clothing, books and toys to
families in need.
St Kilda Mum’s Guiding
• We will work with and support existing social services and maternal
• We will not duplicate the work of these existing social services but
endeavour to add value to these services;
• We will not profit from the delivery of this service;
• We will ensure that the criteria for recipient eligibility is
determined by social service agencies and not by St Kilda Mums;
• We will ensure that all goods donated are of a good quality, in working
condition, and adhere to the appropriate Australian safety standards (ie. we
would use the goods ourselves);
will work with partners and supporters who share our values and goals.
St Kilda Mum’s started in St
Kilda but now operates all over Melbourne for the benefit of Melbourne and
Victorian families. Recently their works has come to the notice of the media
and St Kilda Mums has been written about in the local and national press and
also on various radio programs (774). St Kilda Mums is an example of how
good people with a good idea and small capital can make a big difference.