Nappy collective gets parents talking on social media
A LOCAL group's call for nappy donations has reignited the age-old debate of whether cloth or disposable is best for bub on social media.
Being parents of twins, triplets and even quadruplets - members of the Ipswich Multiple Birth Association understand as much as anyone the need to have plenty of nappies on hand.
This October, the group is getting behind The Nappy Collective to help parents in crisis in regional and rural areas across Australia.
President Cathryn Zischke said the group was calling for donations of clean, unused disposable nappies and hoped Ipswich locals would throw their support behind the worthy cause.
"Ipswich Multiple Birth Association is pleased to be participating as an official drop point in Ipswich where we hope the local community will support this wonderful initiative," she said.
"At the conclusion of the drive, the nappies are then collected, sorted and donated to mothers in shelters that have fled domestic violence and families in need in each locality.
"It's a nice way to do something to help those in need."
The Nappy Collective founder and chairperson Sandra Jacobs said the group had collected 473,924 nappies nationwide since its formation in 2013.
"The success and growth of The Nappy Collective are due to the engagement of so many local communities who want to assist families in crisis," she said.
"Collective giving makes a real difference to those in need and the simple act of donating a handful of nappies is an easy way to help struggling mothers."
The Ipswich Multiple Birth Association will be accepting donations until October 30.
Clean and unused disposable nappies can be dropped off at the organisation's weekly playgroup sessions,.
The sessions are held every second Tuesday of the month from 9.30-11.30am at The Mater Dei Hall on the corner of Ferret St and Roland Tce in Sadliers Crossing.
If you would like to make a donation outside of these hours, phone Ipswich Multiple Birth Association president Cathryn Zischke on 0423 881 630.
Visit the Ipswich Multiple Birth Facebook page for more information.