Double Donation Day

Big Group Hug's donations will be matched for a day. (Supplied)

Donations made to Big Group Hug will be matched on March 20 for Double Donation Day.

For one day only all donations made will be matched by a group of generous donors who share the group’s vision of working together to protect every young person from the adverse effects of disadvantage.

Big Group Hug provides essential items for struggling families such as clothing, formula, cots, prams, car seats and toiletries for newborns to children aged 16 years of age.

The demand for aid is ever-increasing.

In the 2023 financial year, Big Group Hug provided aid for 6002 children, representing a 41 per cent increase on the previous year. Hospitals have been requesting more material aid for newborns, resulting in the need for essential items like prams, car seats, bouncers, highchairs, and safety gates at an all-time high.

Every dollar raised will help young people, newborns to 16-year-olds, who have fled domestic violence, are living in kinship care or out of home care, or whose family is struggling to provide the essentials they need to thrive.

Pressroom Philanthropy, Mortgage Choice Charity Foundation, The Growth Collective, SCRgroup and Eltham Rotary Club are among those who will match the donations.

“On Double Donation Day, we call on all supporters to give generously and help us make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children,” Big Group Hug said.

“It’s a tough time for many right now, but every contribution, no matter how small, will go twice as far on March 20 and will make a big difference to children facing disadvantage.”