Support a mum in need

We’re asking you to give this Mother’s Day to assist a local mum in need.

Shop & Drop for Mother’s Day

Bendigo Marketplace partnered with Sunshine Bendigo, are asking for your help to give to mums who are in desperate need of support this Mother’s Day.

While many of us will be planning a special Mother’s Day this year, we’re encouraging everyone to show another mother in need that you care.

Our aim is to provide everyday essentials for a mum experiencing hardship. You will be helping a local mum who might be at risk of homelessness, affected by violence, family breakdown or living in poverty.

Create a toiletry pack with essential items for a local in need.

We are asking shoppers to fill a toiletry bag with everything you would need if you had nothing. Some ideas include essentials like a toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, body wash, sanitary items, sunscreen, body & face moisturiser, cleanser, tissues & band aids (no razors, metals/sharps or medication please). Drop your purchased items into the receptacle in between Optus and Bags Only and your donation will go straight to a local mum in need.

As an added extra you can also include something special – like a perfume, hand cream or face mask to really make a mother’s day!

Don’t forget, if you spend a total of $50 or more at Bendigo Marketplace on Friday 7th or Saturday 8th May, you can claim your free potted succulent! Find more about our Mother’s Day giveaways here.

Help spread the word by taking a photo of your gift pack and posting it on social media to show your friends and family how they can get involved.

The Shop & Drop receptacle is located in between Optus and Bags Only at Bendigo Marketplace from Monday 3 May to Saturday 8 May. No donation is too big or small. We kindly ask for new, unused items only.

Bendigo Marketplace proudly supports Sunshine Bendigo.