The Nappy Collective drive at Westfield Whitford City

The Nappy Collective drive at Westfield Whitford City

PARENTS are urged to donate nappies to families in need.

Westfield Whitford City is getting behind this month’s The Nappy Collective drive, which kicks off today.

The two-week national campaign calls on parents to donate leftover, unused, disposable nappies, which are then redistributed to vulnerable families including mothers fleeing family violence, asylum seekers, refugees and those struggling with homelessness, mental illness, drug abuse and financial hardship.

The Nappy Collective chief executive Lani Masuku said there were about 50,000 children in care who were in need of nappies.

“We hope to collect 250,000 nappies in October to support these children and provide them with access to clean nappies for the next six months,” she said.

Westfield Whitford City will be collecting nappies at the Fresh Food Market main entrance from October 12 to 26.