Pinch-A-Poo to help vulnerable families

Hi, I’m Phoebe Azzopardi, I am a Year 10 student in Homestead 1. You might remember last year I did a fundraiser for Pinch-a-Poo. I collected donations from across all 3 campuses and I collected over 700 hundred toiletry and sanitary products. This year I am hoping to achieve the same thing.

Pinch-a-Poo is an organization that supports the 1 in 5 Australians families who have to make the choice of buying food or personal hygiene products each week. Their vision is to make sure that every Australian has access to basic hygiene products. Pinch-a-Poo is run by an amazing lady, Kate Austin. Kate was a part of a domestic violence situation and had to leave immediately. Her first instinct was to grab her toothbrush and run. She knew that wherever she went, at least should could brush her teeth.

Click here to hear more about Kate’s story.

How you can help

I will start collecting donations from Tuesday 11 October. I am hoping to have all of the donations collected by 25 November. There will be a box at reception for all of the donations. Pinch-a-Poo is a really easy way to help out the less fortunate. All you need to do it pick up an extra toothbrush, toothpaste or some other toiletries when you go shopping.

Please only donate unopen items.

Items that they are in desperate need of include:

· Roll on deodorants

· Toothpaste

· Toothbrushes

· Face washers

· Singe Use Soaps

· Hairbrushes

Other items to donate:

· Shampoo/conditioner

· Body wash

· Body Lotion

· Deodorants

· Kids Toothbrushes

· Kids Toothpaste

· Razors

· Dental products (floss, mouthwash etc)

· Hair ties

· Sanitary Products

· Hand Sanitiser

· Skin care

· Hair care

· Makeup

· Lip Balm

· Fragrance

· Shaving cream

· Baby care

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the cause visit me in Homestead 1, email me at or visit Pinch-A-Poo.

Thank you in advance,

Year 10