The May Canberra Community Champion is Roundabout Canberra, a grass-roots charity that takes donations of pre-loved baby and kids items and provides them to social service agencies for families in need. Their mission is to provide a safe start for all babies by providing women and families experiencing hardship in Canberra and the surrounding regions with essential items and equipment to ensure the safety of their babies and children.
There’s a few ways you can help Roundabout Canberra. You can donate goods in excellent and clean condition, make a tax deductible donation, or volunteer with them. Roundabout is volunteer powered, and are always looking for additional helpers.
Roundabout has helped 1624 families, included 3252 children. That’s 2721 clothing packs, 382 safe sleep places, 640 linen packs, 1564 toy packs, 512 car seats and 15 tonnes diverted from landfill.
They’re currently running a winter clothing appeal for children sizes 5 to 16 including single bed linen. Donations can be provided at their premises at the Holt Community Hub, 80 Beaurepaire Crescent Holt ACT. You can find a full list of items they accept and their donation opening hours on their website here.