THE NAPPY COLLECTIVE IS A COMMUNITY led INITIATIVE

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 were able to 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!

THE HISTORY OF THE NAPPY COLLECTIVE

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2013

The Nappy Collective is founded

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2014

Distributed 220k+ nappies to date

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2015

Collecting nappies in 30+ towns and cities

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2016

Distributed 1.7m+ nappies to date

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2017

Collecting nappies in 50+ towns and cities

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2018

Distributed 2.4m+ nappies to date