To Dear Kirsten & all the passionate people associated with Olivia’s Place,
I am writing to express our sincere thanks on behalf of a young mum who was the recent recipient of a baby shower donation pack.
It included all the necessary gifts for both Mum and baby to make the first weeks of motherhood much easier.
To see the “chuffed” expression and smile of gratefulness on the woman’s face was priceless, all thanks to you.
We thank you for allowing us the opportunity to hand these beautiful gifts to those who need them.
Keep up the great work.
As this was my first pregnancy I wasn’t sure of what to expect throughout the journey and then someone suggested Olivia’s Place and the services that they provided. This gave me a chance to talk to someone and get the help that I needed throughout my pregnancy. At Olivia’s Place, I was lucky enough to be given a baby bag bundle with the necessities needed for the hospital stay and a few extras that were needed when I got to talk the little one home. The bundle was a stress taken off my shoulders, as I didn’t need to worry about going out and purchasing everything, as everything was in the bag ready to go. It was much appreciated and well needed. The items included in the bag were everything that was needed for a newborn’s first week in hospital, with all the necessities covered; from nappies to clothing and blankets and even the necessities for mothers, giving us a little gift after such an overwhelming experience. Everything included in the bundle was what I needed to go to hospital and get me started with everything that I needed to get once the days went on but with the bundle, it was a jumpstart (something every mother should have). Being very grateful of what I received when in need, I found this experience with Olivia’s Place was excellent and something that needs to appreciate a little more as the ladies at Olivia’s Place have done the hard part for us mothers and it means so much. I would recommend Olivia’s Place for any expecting parents or parents with little ones to use this service if they’re ever in doubt, as I was one of them and they have helped me every step of the way and I wouldn’t have asked for it any other way.
Young mum of one
I’m in a mums group located in Warragul called YFC I just wanted today a huge huge thank you for the beautiful hampers you guys make. My son just turned one but I got so much helpful things in my hamper and a beautiful nappy bag I love using thanks heaps.
I participated in the parenting preparation classes prior to having my baby. I found this to be an invaluable resource that has helped me in the first few months of being a new mum. I recently attended the first aid for babies class. This was a great refresher on previous first aid courses that I have done, focusing on babies and children. It has given me more confidence when it comes time to transition baby to solid foods. I have always found the volunteers at Olivia's Place to be inviting and friendly. The centre is a fantastic asset to the local community of Warragul and I feel very grateful to have this available to me as I start my journey as a new mum.
I have clients who utilize your services and you do such an amazing job and I know a lot of our (Anglicare's) clients would be lost without you.
Lisa, CHILD FIRST
Hi Kirsten, Thank you so much for your help. My friend was just blown away by your support. She was so excited about the nappy bag, essentials and amazing baby things. They were the first baby things she'd been able to get. It was great to be able to find the help she needed which she wouldn't have received if you guys didn't exist! It made it really easy for me to help her in that all I had to do was bring her to you (and support her in the background in other ways). So thank you!
Mum of one, Drouin
| December 2015
We have lots of feedback about the centre and it is always very positive and extremely helpful for our families.
Local worker with families