To celebrate Mother’s Day this year Jessie McPherson Private is supporting St Kilda Mums and collecting for the One Mother to Another campaign. Sometimes the only opportunity a child has to give their mother a present on Mother’s Day is via a One Mother to Another gift from St Kilda Mums.

Donate items to go in a gift bag for distressed or a disadvantaged mum. A mum who may be living in a refuge; her house might have burnt down, she might be homeless, a mum in crisis. The aim is to put a smile on the face of the mum, brighten their day and let them know someone cares. It couldn’t be easier to give another mother a beautiful gift on mother’s day.

How can I help?

Donate individual items or make up a gift bag of women’s toiletries – choose a nice toiletry bag and fill it with everything you would need if you had nothing. Include a note for another mother to let her know that you care.

Does everything have to be new?

Toiletries must be new and unopened. You might like to include a preloved toiletry bag or scarf but please wash it first.

What sort of items are you looking for?

Some ideas are toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, hairbrush, hair ties, comb, shampoo, conditioner, soap, tampons/pads, sunscreen, body and face moisturiser, cotton buds, cleanser, eye makeup remover, body wash, tissues, shaving cream, hand cream, lip balm, deodorant, face wipes, paw paw cream, band aids or a basic first aid kit. You might have samples or small toiletries from hotels or airlines that you can include. Practical toiletry items are a big help but you can also include small treats, or little luxuries i.e. coffee sachets and chocolates.

Last day for donating items will be Friday 27th April.

Donation boxes for One Mother to Another can be found at:

  • Jessie Reception, Level 2 Monash Medical Centre, Clayton
  • Jessie Maternity Ward, Level 5, Ward 51 North, Monash Medical Centre Clayton (patients and visitors of 51N only)

Feel free to take a photo of your gift pack and share it to our Facebook and Instagram accounts @jessiemcphersonprivate using the hashtags #onemothertoanother #jessiemcphersonprivate

You can also email photos to

Give another mother a beautiful gift this Mother’s Day

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