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Every day at Dandelion, we work hard to provide services that have a positive impact on children and families in need. Together with our partners and supporters in the community, we are changing lives. Since 2011, we have supported more than 14,000 families with items that children and babies need to develop and thrive.

Social Impact

For every dollar we receive, we deliver approximately $2.48 of social and tangible value (SROI 2.48:1).

Environmental Impact

Each year, Dandelion services saves 66 tonnes from landfill.

Improving outcomes for children – now and into the future

The work we do at Dandelion leads to improved outcomes for children and their families in the short and long-term. Our services help to:

  • Reduce infant mortality
  • Decrease child protection risks
  • Improve educational outcomes
  • Improve safety
  • Health and wellbeing improvements
  • Increase community inclusivity

By providing support at this crucial time in a child’s life, we are helping to build:

  • Lasting, positive parenting experience/relationships
  • Improved financial stability
  • Breaking the cycle of disadvantage
  • More thriving families

We contribute to environmental sustainability by:

  • Enabling community members to live out sustainability goals
  • Paperless office applications in place since 2012
  • Mattress recycling
  • Unusable clothing recycling
  • Repairs and deep clean to bring damaged items back to life
  • Plastic and cardboard recycling

Items we Rehomed May 2021 – May 2022