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Sunkids &Baby Give Back.

Working together to help young Queensland families in need.

Sunkids & Baby Give Back.

Because everybaby deserves an equal start to life.

With many young Queensland families facing difficult times at present, Sunkids are very proud to announce we are teaming up to support local Queensland charity, Baby Give Back, with their mission of delivering essential baby items to families most in need.

Baby Give Back are a charity based in Varsity Lakes that provide essential baby items to Gold Coast and Brisbane families in crisis. They do this through the collection of baby essentials donated from the local community and purchased through fundraising efforts, to then distribute those items via social service agencies to ensure they get to families who are truly in need.

Along with covering logistical costs involved in packaging donated essential items on an ongoing basis, Sunkids will be giving additional practical assistance by holding regular collection drives across our centres and having our team volunteer at the Baby Give Back warehouse.

You too can support Baby Give Back through financial donations, donating your time through volunteering efforts, or donating new or gently-used essential baby items.
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Collection
Drive

Please give what you can this October

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During the month of October, we’re running a collection drive within our centres, asking our Sunkids Families to donate new, much needed, items to help local families in need.

We’re asking for donations on much need items including…

  • RNappies

    Disposable and new cloth nappies

  • RWipes
  • RKids & Adult Toiletries

    New or unopened toiletries for babies, children and adults

  • RMaternity Pads
  • RBreast Pads
  • RBaby Towels

If you are in a position to donate these items, please place your donations into our Collection Tubs found within our foyers. These donated items will then be collected by Sunkids and transported directly to Baby Give Back on your behalf.

Unfortunately, we currently can only accept items donated from our Sunkids Families and cannot permit members of the public into our foyers to donate their items.
We also can only accept items that fit into our tubs.

Read on below to see how you can make donations directly to Baby Give Back.

Items Sunkids can accept on behalf of Baby Give Back.

These items can only be donated by existing Sunkids Families.
For General Public donations, you can drop off Mon, Wed & Fri between 9am and 2pm at the Baby Give Back warehouse in Varsity Lakes.
For Brisbane donations, view upcoming collection days.

  • Baby Towels
  • Bibs stain-free and no ties
  • Books
  • Bottles and other feeding equipment
  • Breast Pumps manual only
  • Clothing as new condition sizes 00000-8. All clothing must be freshly laundered. No hoods on sleepwear or clothing under size 1
  • Formula stage 1 and 2 only. Unopened and within 3 months of expiry date
  • Gro-bags or Infant Sleeping Bags no hoods and those with holes for arms
  • Linen for Cots and Bassinets freshly washed and have no stains
  • Maternity Pads
  • Nappies disposable and new cloth nappies
  • Nappy Bags
  • Nursing Pads / Breast Pads
  • Shoes baby to 8 years old. Must be in near new condition. Please clean soles before donating.
  • Sterilisers microwave not electric
  • Toiletries new or unopened toiletries for babies, children and adults
  • Toys we do not re-home stuffed toys that contain beans or lithium batteries. All toys should be less than 45cm in size. Please wash all stuffed toys prior to donating.
  • Wipes

Large items Sunkids cannot accept, but you can donate directly.

For Gold Coast donations, drop off Mon, Wed & Fri between 9am and 2pm at the Baby Give Back warehouse in Varsity Lakes.
For Brisbane donations, view upcoming collection days.

  • Bassinets must have firm sides at least 30cm high from top of mattress. Please include a firm snug-fitting, like new mattress. Must be no more than 10 years old.
  • Baths please include plugs
  • Bouncers or Rockers must have 3 point safety harness
  • Car Restraints Must meet Australian safety standards. No more than 8 years old and have never been in an accident. Please clean prior to donating
  • Carriers Baby Bjorn, Ergo or similar front carriers, but we do not rehome other types of slings or backpack carriers
  • Change Mats (not wooden change tables)
  • Cots please email safety@babygiveback.org with a photo of the base and end of the cot so we can check if suitable prior to dropping off
  • Highchairs must have harness and be perfectly clean
  • Mattresses cot mattresses must have a label with the dimensions printed and date of manufacture
  • Prams must meet Australian safety standards. Must be able to recline. Must have 5-point harness, faultless brakes and sun hood. Please vacuum and clean before donating, and please include the original manual if you have it.

Items that cannot be accepted.

Unfortunately, Baby Give Back cannot accept donations of the following items.

x Bean bags
x Bed rails
x Bikes
x Bumbo seats
x Christening gifts
x Co-sleepers
x Cot bumpers
x Cushions

x Doonas
x Electrical items
x Exersaucers
x Foam floor mats
x Helmets
x Jolly jumpers
x Mobiles
x Nappy bins

x Photo frames
x Pillows
x Portacots
x Pottys
x Prints
x Ride-on toys
x Scooters
x Slings

x Swings
x Toilet seats
x Trikes
x Umbrella strollers
x Walkers
x Wooden change tables

More ways to supportBaby Give Back.

Baby Give Back relies on donations from generous supporters to be able to provide good quality, safe baby equipment for families in crisis in South-East Queensland.

If you’d like to support Baby Give Back further you can do so through financial donations. This can be done securely online, where you’ll receive a tax-deductible receipt for any donations over $2.

There are also a variety of volunteering roles in the Baby Give Back warehouse, on collection days, and roles from home.

Follow the below links for further information on the many ways you can help support Baby Give Back.
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