Yet the reality is that in Australia there is a significant population of mums-to-be that can't afford to spend the money on that new pair of maternity jeans. They need our support more than ever - and it's brands like Emamaco who are helping do exactly that.
Pregnancy can be a time of uncertainty no matter what your circumstances. No woman should have to feel alone or helpless during this time, that's why Emamaco are working with Pregnancy Assistance Bunbury to help them continue to support pregnant women and mums in-need by starting a donation program for mums to recycle their unwanted maternity clothing for pregnant women/mums-in-need.
The service relies solely on donations from the community, and is in constant need of maternity clothing for the hundreds of women they see. “All our second hand items are sorted by these wonderful volunteers to ensure they are of a suitable quality and safety to give to clients, and then washed or cleaned,” says Janet, who has been coordinating the service since 2019. “Our most needed items, which are in short supply, are maternity clothing that appeals to younger mums-to-be, toiletries (maternity pads, breast pads, baby bath solution etc), capsules, and prams,” Janet added.
Here's how you can help out:
If you no longer need your pre-loved maternity clothing and would like to donate them to women who do:
- Send your donations to emamaco at 147A Church Street, Brighton,VIC, 3186 (or if you’re local, drop your donation at our store) and we’ll send it on your behalf. Just include a note inside the package saying that it is for emamaco4mamas.
- Send donations directly to Pregnancy Assistance Bunbury at 151 Spencer Street South Bunbury, WA, 6230.
- Help us spread awareness by taking a picture of yourself donating your pre-loved items and post it on your social media using the hashtag #emamaco4mamas - you can also tag us @emamaco_maternity.
- Screenshot your post and send us a direct message with the photo and we will send you a $10 voucher to use at emamaco at any time.
Pregnancy Assistance Bunbury provides women with a wide range of free services including pregnancy tests, emotional support, education and material support. Find out more here.