1. A pregnant woman was so poor, she nearly had to give up her baby. Then Megan Gale came along.
Model and mum-of-two Megan Gale has helped raise an insane $50,000 for a mum in need after sharing one Instagram post.
Posting a photo on Instagram on Thursday, Gale said she came across the cause in question on social media, asking her followers to donate to St Kilda Mums.
St Kilda Mums - a Melbourne-based charity who re-home new and pre-loved baby goods and nursery equipment to families in need - had initially shared the story of a young mum on Instagram.
"This week we were asked to help a young Mum due in January," the St Kilda Mums post began.
"She had been considering adoption as she has no support from the baby's father or her own family. As her due date draws near, she has sought help from a social service to keep her baby. At this late stage in her pregnancy, and with little in the way of savings, she is not prepared to bring her baby home. She doesn't know anyone who can pass on their pre-loved baby gear.
"She does not want to give up her baby but she cannot afford the cot, pram or car restraint, let alone clothing.
"It doesn't need to come to this. You can help her bring her baby home," it read, asking for just a few dollars from those who could spare the money.
Once the message reached Gale, she made sure her followers read it. Within 24 hours, the organisation had been inundated with 826 donations, reaching a total $50,000.