Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions here.
I need some help from Geelong Mums. What should I do?
Please see this page of our website for more information on how to access help from Geelong Mums.
Where are you located?
Geelong Mums’ HQ is located at 110 Balliang Street, South Geelong.
When are you open?Please see our opening hours.
Can I just pop down anytime that suits me?
No. Please do not do this. You need to make an appointment to drop off your donation.
Please see the Donate Things page for the full list of everything that we rehome.
Can I post my donation?
Yes please. Our postal address is PO Box 8203 Newtown VIC 3220
Do you pickup?
We rely on our supporters bringing their donations to us, however if you are unable to deliver there are other options. It depends on what you wish to donate, where you live and the availability of volunteers. Please email us and we can try to help.
Can I Just leave my donation at the door?
No. Please do not do this. We won’t be able to check with you if your donation is suitable, or it may get wet and it costs us time and money to dispose of it.
What about safety standards?
The following equipment and furniture that we rehome have mandatory safety standards: prams, strollers, cots, portacots (travel cots), and car restraints. For change tables, highchairs, bouncers, mattresses, baby carriers and bassinets we check for safety features based on voluntary standards and experts recommendations. You may like to use this checklist to ensure your donation meets current safety standards. If you are unsure please email us a photo and description.
Do you have a list of what you accept?
Please read our current list of what we can and can’t re-home.
Would you have any use for preloved breastfeeding bras at all?
No, we do not rehome bras or any adult clothing.
Do I need to clean my pram or highchair before donating it to you?
In short – yes please! Geelong Mums is volunteer run, mostly mums working on mum time, so if you don’t clean it, someone else has to find time to do so. If you are unsure where to start or how to go about it, please just email us – our volunteers have a wealth of knowledge to share.
Do you have any How To Guides?
Yes we have several, from how to clean nursery goods to why we can and can't rehome things. Please see these here.
I have a lounge suite/adult clothing/a kitchen sink I would like to donate, is that something you need?
We focus on the essential needs of babies and young children. Please check this list of organisations where your donation could be directed.
How do I find out what is most needed?
Are financial donations helpful right now?
Yes. Financial donations are vital right now to ensure that Geelong Mums can continue to operate and help families in need. You can make a donation via our website (big pink donate now button top right hand side of this page) or via EFT.
What will you do with cash donations?
We ensure that every quality donation we receive can be rehomed by making it safe and complete. For example we can take a donation of a cot, check that it meets safety standards, buy a brand new mattress, and rehome it with a beautiful bundle of pre-loved clothing and bedding. We also need money to buy spare parts for items like prams and highchairs so they meet the latest safety recommendations.
Just wondering what number to call when I see prams, cots, change tables etc out on the nature strip?
If you find a great pram or highchair in the hard rubbish, please email us or post a picture in our Facebook page and we might be able to organise a volunteer to pick up. Please do check them carefully however, as often there is a very good reason why an item is discarded but it may not be easy to spot. We cannot rehome car restraints from hard rubbish because it is crucial for safety that the car seat hasn't been involved in an accident and often they would look fine but may be structurally compromised.