Holding Hope aims to make babywearing more accessible and achievable to caregivers and babies across Australia who are in need. In times of crisis, financial stress, or other exceptional circumstances, Holding Hope, donates baby carriers to families in need to assist and support them. Members of the community can donate their baby carriers that are no longer in use knowing they’ll support a family in need.
We support and assist families Australia-wide, as well as online. Holding Hope has partners across the country that are collection points for baby carriers. If you wish to donate your baby carrier, you can find your nearest collection point below, or send it directly to the Australian Babywearing Association.
Donated Baby Carriers are then passed on to our partner charities who get the carriers to families in need, or they are sent straight to families in need who have been in contact with us. We work with organisations and charities that support vulnerable children, indigenous communities, refugees, parents dealing with domestic violence, severe financial hardship and more.
We help families with children who have extensive medical needs and special needs, enabling them to enjoy sacred time together. We have volunteer educators who can assist families who need further specified help with their baby carrier and who would benefit from direct support.
The below collection points have partnered with us to accept donated carriers and assist in distributing them to families in need. Many are also available to assist directly in setting up the family comfortably and confidently with their new carrier if the family requests it.
Abbotsbury - Nurtured by Emma Jenkins - firstname.lastname@example.org
Narellan - Pregnancy to Parenthood - email@example.com
Wollongong - The Nurture Nook - firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Macquarie - VIXSA - email@example.com
Beldon - A Joey Named jack Babywearing - firstname.lastname@example.org
Beeliar - Cloth and Carry - email@example.com
Pinjarra - Nurture for Mums - firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Adelaide - Embraced Beginnings - email@example.com
Glen Waverly - Sage Child - firstname.lastname@example.org
Croydon - Zoe Pearson Physiotherapist - email@example.com
Leopold - Snugglegully - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gladstone - Seven Senses - email@example.com
Gladstone - Carry On Cuddling - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gracemere - Cuddled in Cloth - email@example.com
Nambour - Aramania - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thornlands - The Mothers Recharge - email@example.com
Yarrabilba - Baby Bliss - firstname.lastname@example.org
Coorparoo - Making Mumma - email@example.com
Hobart - Kellie- Fourth Trimester Doula - firstname.lastname@example.org
A not-for-profit organisation that exists to educate, support and empower women and their families across the Redlands and Logan region.
Working with local communities to respond to the immediate material needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and their families.
My Midwives, Brisbane, run regular Mothers Group educational and support classes for new Indigenous Parents, supplying new parents with tools and information on pregnancy, birth, and life with a new baby.
Micah Projects is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing services and opportunities in the community to create justice and respond to injustice.
The Welcome Wagon is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing material aid donations to Asylum Seekers in Melbourne's West.
Little Things for Tiny Tots provides new and pre-loved essential baby items to WA families in need. Distributing New Baby Boxes via our partners including non-profit support services, hospitals and government agencies
We accept Buckle Carriers, Stretchy Wraps, Ring Slings, and Meh Dais
Carriers worn on the front of the body in an upright position are most ideal.
Front pack carriers and buckle carriers should be in good condition with working buckles, no fraying on the straps or body, and be clean.
All carriers need to be Ergonomic and wide based.
Please include the instruction manual for the carrier if you still have it.
Not sure if your carrier is suitable? Send us an email and we can help you.
We do not accept carriers that are home-made, recalled products like the sling bag style carriers, hiking packs, carriers that are very worn and could pose as a safety risk.
The carrier you are donating needs to be less than 7 years old.
If you are unsure then please email us and we can best advise you.
We are currently working to have suitable charities in each major city and large townships in Australia. Our website will be updated with these as we partner with more charities. Until then, please email us and we can arrange postage or pick up.