Our story

We started as a group of mums who found a handful of nappies that our toddlers did not fit into anymore. After considering the options of what to do with only six nappies – pass them onto a friend? Keep them for the next child? Throw them out - what a waste! - we began to wonder if there were other parents out there that also had a handful or even half a box of nappies they were unable to use. What if we could collect all these left over nappies and distribute them to families in crisis or in need? Collectively these handfuls of nappies could make a big difference.

In October 2013, we launched our first Nappy Collective via Facebook. With the wonderful support of The Staple Store (our first drop off site), we were overwhelmed with the response. Within two weeks, over 1500 nappies had been collected. The Nappy Collective was born.

Since then, our collectives have expanded around Australia, bringing our total tally of nappies collected to date to over 2 million!

To see which organisations The Nappy Collective assists, click here

The Nappy Collective Board comprises passionate members in Melbourne with an array of backgrounds. Sandy, Alison, Skye, Carol and Kiel are committed to engaging parents across Australia to help struggling families by donating their leftover nappies and in doing so, alleviating the stress of affording this basic baby essential.

The Board is supported by equally dynamic Committees in Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Alice Springs, Albury, Newcastle, Darwin, Canberra, Hobart and Geelong. Each Board and Committee member shares the belief that every baby in Australia deserves a clean bottom and that every mother should be able to provide this. Our mission is to make this happen. Of course, we couldn’t do it without our incredible volunteers who come together twice a year to sort a mountain of nappies into lovingly sorted, counted and packed boxes of nappy goodness. To volunteer with The Nappy Collective, click here.

For further information check out WHO WE ARE

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Featured PRESS

Check out some of our favourite interviews, Features & ARTICLES!

  • Call to donate spare nappies - Shepparton News
  • A million spare nappies help mums in need - Mammamia
  • Mater donates 300,000 nappies to needy families - Retail World
  • Donate unused disposible nappies to Nappy Collective for families in need - News Local
  • Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare has a successful Nappy Collective - The Border Mail
  • Donated nappies make young lives safer - Geelong Advertiser
  • Local Hero: The Nappy Collective founder Sandra Jacobs - The Weekly Review
  • The Nappy Collective: Huge response to Darwin's first nappy donation drive to help struggling families - ABC News
  • 4000 nappies to help mums in need - The Border Mail
  • A Collective Approach - Pro Bono Australia
  • The Nappy Collective taking unused disposable nappies to donate to families in need -
  • Donate unused nappies and help families in crisis through Nappy Collective - Leader Newspapers
  • Nappy not-for-profit helps mothers fleeing violence - ABC News
  • The most beautiful thing you can do with your nappies - mamamia
  • Redistributing nappies to support families in crisis - wonderwomen
  • The Nappy Collective is set to hold its first drive in Brisbane - Quest Community Newspapers
  • Moran Dvir collects Nappies - Dumbo Feather
  • The Nappy Collective in Mum's Lounge
  • Mums making a difference, one nappy at a time - Kidspot
  • The Nappy Collective in Mother & Baby
  • Fighting the scourge of family violence one nappy at a time - The Age
  • Nappies and Partnerships - Media Wise
  • The Nappy Collective on Aussie Mums Network
  • An update and thank you from The Nappy Collective - Babyology
  • Glen Eira and Port Phillip Nappy Collective swamped with donations - Leader Newspapers
  • The Nappy Collective on Little Melbourne
  • Kind-hearted mums show the difference a nappy can make - Essential Baby
  • The Nappy Collective - Finding new homes for leftover nappies - Babyology
  • The women using old nappies to make a differenc - The Australian Women's Weekly
  • The Nappy Collective on Ellas List
  • The Nappy Collective on B.Box
  • The Nappy Collective on This Brown Wren
  • Interview with Sandra Jacobs - Engaging Women
  • Caulfield mums' nappy collect scheme gathers unwanted disposables for families in crisis - Leader Newspapers

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