MummyCon is committed to empowering parents and caregivers all over Australia, not just those who attend our events. We have personally received such love and support from other parents in our journeys as mothers. So we wish to "pass it on" to organisations whose passion is to empower women and families in need.
We're thrilled to partner with the following incredible organisations for our 2018 events.
SisterWorks is a non-profit social enterprise that supports women of migrant, asylum seeker or refugee backgrounds to develop handmade food or craft products in order to become financially independent and happily settled in Australia.
Their mission is to support these women in taking their first steps towards employment so they can ultimately empower themselves and overcome the barriers they face in seeking meaningful employment.
the nappy collective
The Nappy Collective collects leftover unused disposable nappies and redistributes them to organisations that support families affected by domestic violence, as well as families in crisis or in need.
Founded in 2013 in Melbourne by a local Mum, Collectives now run for two weeks each May and October. To date, The Nappy Collective is held in over 50 cities and towns across Australia with over 400 specific locations where nappies can be donated. The collected nappies are redistributed to organisations within the region they are collected in. So, the nappies are collected by the community for their community.
AUSTRALIAN BREASTFEEDING ASSOCIATION
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is Australia's largest breastfeeding information and support service. Breastfeeding is a practical, learned skill and ABA help more than 80,000 mothers each year. ABA also provides up-to-date information and continuing education for thousands of health professionals working with mothers and babies.
ABA was founded in 1964 by six Melbourne mothers as the Nursing Mothers' Association, with the aim of helping and supporting other mothers to breastfeed. This mother-to-mother support continues today. Our 1,100 volunteer breastfeeding counsellors and educators are mothers who have breastfed their own child(ren) and completed a Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education.
Through a range of services, ABA supports and encourages women who want to breastfeed or provide breastmilk for their babies, and advocates to raise community awareness of the importance of breastfeeding and human milk to child and maternal health. Services include membership for both mothers and health professionals, a 24-hour Breastfeeding Helpline, an informative website, local support groups, antenatal classes, retail shops and numerous print and digital resources.