The Village Co. Supporting Pregnant Women and New Mothers
The Village Co. is a not for profit organisation aimed at providing support for pregnant women and new mothers in need:
At The Village Co., our hearts break for women in need. We want all women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby to experience dignity, care and generosity. Some South Australian women find themselves in situations where they do not have this essential support.
The founders, Steph and Nicole have identified at-risk groups of women including refugees, teenage mothers and those suffering due to domestic violence, homelessness, mental health issues and drug use.
Without support, these women may struggle, lose confidence and be at greater risk of mental health issues. The aim of Village Co. is to provide a gift of essential and practical items that will make them feel appreciated and loved whilst also addressing their basic needs and those of their newborn.
Steph & Nicole’s dream is to to see South Australian women from all backgrounds embraced in kindness and supported as they begin their motherhood journey, thus encouraging them to be the best mothers they can be. They believe all women deserve to have personal items that provide them with dignity.
They think this is such a fantastic way to support new mothers in need and to show that you care. The organistion is strictly not for profit – 100% of your donation will go directly to mothers in need.
How you can help:
The Village Co. aims to supply at-risk mothers and mothers-to-be with a bag of essentials for both themselves and their new baby.
The items needed: (Any brand accepted, but only new items please)
- Newborn Nappies
- Baby Wipes
- Baby soap
- Baby blankets and wraps (unisex)
- Small baby hats, socks, mittens
- Baby clothes (size 00000 or 0000)
- Nappy cream
- Body Wash
- Roll on deodorant
- Breast pads
- Sanitary pads (maternity, super or regular)
- Women’s knickers (stretchy, large sizes)
- Women’s PJs, or bathrobe (one size fits all)
- Lip balm
- Women’s Comb
The cost of one bag of essentials is approximately $85, however simply purchasing an extra item each time you do your regular food shop would add up to be such an important contribution.
You are welcome to donate cash in place of goods as this money allows them to supplement shortfalls in items so they can complete the bags. However, they are not currently a tax-deductible charity.
The Learning Sanctuary Thebarton Montessori
5a Walter Street, Thebarton | Ph 8352 8800 | Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:30pm
Casa Bambini South Plympton
571 Marion Road, South Plympton | Ph 8490 0723 | Monday-Friday 6:30am – 6:30pm
Stanley & Co. Lawyers
75 Angas Street, Adelaide | Ph 7001 6135 | Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Please contact Steph & Nicole to find out more drop-off locations.