Mums helping others in need

SINCE it was launched six weeks ago, Eureka Mums has re-homed 32 baby items and helped out seven families in need. 

And founder Erin Carman hopes to aid many more, particularly with its upcoming April Cots for Tots campaign.

''I hoped there would be a generous network of people in Ballarat who felt the same way I did and the response has been huge," Ms Carman said. 

Eureka Mums was launched to ensure no Ballarat child goes without basic material needs, by collecting new and pre-loved cots, prams, car seats, clothes and other nursery essentials for distribution through welfare agencies and maternal and child health nurses. 

Ms Carman began the not-for-profit, volunteer run program after reading an article about St Kilda Mums, which has been operating for nearly five years. 

''I was looking for a way to donate things my children no longer needed and I wanted to ensure the items went to people who genuinely needed a helping hand.''

For more information, email donate@eurekamums.org or find Eureka Mums on Facebook. The website, www.eurekamums.org, will go live in the next few weeks.  

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