Ella Osborne's Generous Act for Geelong Mums

We have many very kind and thoughtful girls here at Sacred Heart, none more so than Ella Osborne 10PARDS who assisted Geelong Mums with their recent Make a Mother's Day campaign.

Ella provides us with an insight below into what she did for this worthwhile cause, and the reasons as to why she felt moved to do so. Well done Ella on such a wonderful and generous act, we are very proud of you!

What is Geelong Mums?

Geelong Mums mission statement is 'We exist to provide safety, opportunity and dignity for children and families in Victoria'. Geelong Mums is an organisation that recycles nursery equipment including, cots, prams, and cars seats as well as clothes and other baby essentials. They sort through and make sure everything is of high quality, and safe to use and isn't anything 'we' wouldn't use. They are highly staffed with Volunteers, where you can volunteer your time as long as you do your induction sessions and 'apply' online before you start.

Why did I decide to help Geelong Mums?

I decided to help Geelong Mums with their cause this Mother's Day because all I wanted to do was to put a smile on these mother's faces, this Mother's day. I wanted them to feel cared about. I saw a need in the community and I wanted to make a difference in someone's life; even with this small gesture. Next year, due to the fact that 400 mothers will not be getting a bag this year, I would like to make 100 with better planning and with more help with the community to make even more mothers have a smile on their faces next year.

What did I do?

This year, I decided to help out Geelong Mums with their 'Make a Mother's Day' cause. I went shopping to make a 'toiletry bag' (per person) and little extras like face masks, hand cream and lipstick to make these mothers felt cared about and most importantly put a smile on their face this Mother's Day. I then got donations from the community and was able to make 26 Mother's Day 'toiletry bags'/hampers. At the beginning I was planning on making 5, then it turned to 10 then with the help of my community I was able to make 26. I am feeling very grateful for friends and the community helping me out with this project and I am sure these mothers will too.

What was included in the packs?

  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Pads or tampons
  • Tooth paste
  • Tooth brush
  • Deodorant
  • Tissues
  • Face washer
  • Hand cream or body lotion
  • And little extras like: face masks, eye masks, hair ties, hair brush, hair spray, lip balm, face wipes and bath bombs

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