In the press


MAY 12, 2019

The mothers' group supporting Australia's vulnerable asylum seekers

“For an asylum seeker family or a woman escaping domestic abuse with her children, the gift of a car seat or a stroller can be absolutely life-changing,” Ms Wright said... Read more ›

DEC 4, 2018

Fatma Elzein named AMP Tomorrow Maker

Fatma began collecting everyday essentials for children in need in 2014 following a tragic loss in her life. Her giving circle quickly grew from a handful of family and friends into Mummies Paying It Forward... Read more ›

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sept 29, 2017

Fatma Elzein: How this mother built a network of mums paying it forward

How many times have you stuffed a bag of clothes into a charity bin and wondered where they will end up? How do you cut out the middle man (or woman) to ensure the things you don't need get a second life with someone local who is truly in need of them?... Read more ›

July 4, 2016

Four times mums changed the world

There are few things as powerful as a mother’s love for their children.  A mother’s love will endure through any number of hardships; through seemingly endless sleepless nights with crying newborns, through years of sullen looks and monosyllabic conversations with teenagers... Read more ›


April 5, 2016

Fatma Elzein's charity phenomenon: "Mummies Paying It Forward"

Sydney's Fatma Elzein began a charity phenomenon in 2014 with a Facebook group called 'Mummies Paying it Forward". Her group, which receives no money, only goods in new or near-new condition, now has more than 10 000 members and is barely keeping up with the volume of donations... Read more ›

December 8, 2015

Mummies Paying It Forward with Fatma Elzein and Marie Norman

Mummies Paying it Forward is a wonderful community group doing great deeds around Sydney. Founded by mum of four and paediatric nurse Fatma Elzein and run by a small, dedicated team of volunteers, the 10,000+ strong group assist charities and struggling families here and abroad... Read more ›

OCTOBER 26, 2015

Mummies Paying It Forward making a difference to a wide cross-section of vulnerable people

‘KINDNESS makes the world go around’ — that’s the belief of one mum that has been adopted by over 10,000 and it drives the Mummies Paying it Forward charity... Read more

OCTOBER 15, 2015

How Fatma Elzein went from Facebook to charity powerhouse

Ten months ago, charities in Sydney hadn't yet heard of Fatma Elzein. The 34-year-old, from Roselands in Sydney's west, was best known in her community as a wife and mother of four, and in wider Sydney as a dedicated paediatric nurse...  Read more

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October 14, 2015

The mother of Sydney charities

From a few friends with some surplus kids' clothes to a charity with over 8,000 membersFrom a few friends with some surplus kids' clothes to a charity with over 8,000 members, Fatma Elzein's Mummies Paying it Forward is changing lives in Sydney and abroad... Play video

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JULY 16, 2015

Show us your bras!

Thousands of mums 'pay it forward' with Facebook group to donate their old lingerie to other mothers in need... Read more