Big Group Hug

  1. About this service

    Big Group Hug is a registered charity providing babies, children, and adolescents with clothing, toiletries, toys, prams, car seats, infant formula and more when their parents are experiencing the effects of poverty and disadvantage, alleviating financial burden for families and freeing limited funds for food, bills and safe housing. In the last year, Big Group Hug provided aid for 6,002 children and diverted 103 ton of textiles and usable children's items from landfill.

      • Service name

        Big Group Hug

      • Service address

        2-28 Goddard St, Tarneit VIC 3029
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      • Urgency levels

        Help, Looking for Support, Looking for Information

      • Service area

        Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Brimbank

      • Service hours

        Refer to website for details, Other Thomastown 12/337 Settlement Rd Thomastown Opening Hours: • Mon – Thu, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm • First Saturday of the month, 10 am – 12 pm * Closed all public holidays Airport West Hub 4/29 Hawker St, Airport West Opening Hours: • Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm • First Saturday of the month, 10 am – 12 pm * Closed all public holidays Tarneit Hub 2-28 Goddard St, Tarneit 3029 Opening Hours: • Thursdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      • Additional age criteria

        We provide essential material aid for families with children aged newborn to 16 years.

      • Eligibility criteria

        We require a support worker, medical professional, or teacher to make a request on your behalf.

      • Service type


      • Costs

        No Costs -

      • Drop in service


      • Outreach

        Available upon special request

    More information for teachers, wellbeing staff and service professionals

      • Participation length

        As Required

      • Participation type

        If you or someone you know is in need of assistance to provide essential items for children, we can help through the right channels. Please contact a supporter worker or teacher and ask them to make a request on your behalf. We work directly with Maternal and Child Health workers, social workers, community welfare agencies, schools, religious organisations and more to get you the items you and your family need as quickly as possible.

      • Staff profile

        Skilled Volunteers

      • Who can refer


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