Seeing Double

Double Donation Day will run on Wednesday, May 17. (Supplied)

Bundoora-based charity Big Group Hug will be running a Double Donation Day campaign on Wednesday, May 17 to raise vital funds to deliver aid.

For one day only all donations made will be matched by a group of generous donors who share the charity’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 activity packs for newborns to children aged 16 years of age.

Big Group Hug says that the demand for aid is ever-increasing. Between January and March 2023, Big Group Hug provided aid for 1,353 children, representing a 52 per cent increase on the previous period.

The charity says that it is particularly concerning that hospitals are 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.

On Double Donation Day, Big Group Hug is calling on all supporters to donate generously and help make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children.

Every contribution made on May 17, no matter how small, will go twice as far and make a big difference to families facing disadvantage.