De-clutter your home and make a difference for families in need.
How often do you clean out wardrobes, cupboards, and toy boxes? I find that I am cleaning out my children's clothes every 3-6 months, which leaves me with boxes, and bags of clothes filling up the garage.
I have started to notice charity bins popping up around my suburb, which made me realise that I should be donating all of my unwanted items to charities.
St Vincent de Paul is a well known name, and has been helping families in need for many, many years. You are able to donate clean, unstained, good conditioned clothes, toys, and furniture. Your donations will go directly to families in need, and surplus items will be sold in store.
GIVIT is a wonderful Nation-wide organisation that matches your unwanted items to a person or family who needs it. To find what items are needed, click here and enter your postcode to see the closest family near you.
Alternatively, if you cannot find anyone near you, and still want to donate these items, click here to send the details of your donation through to GIVIT organisers, who will then make contact with other charities who will accept these donations.
Red Cross, similar to Vinnies, accept donations through their store, and charity bins, which are located throughout Adelaide.
Items such as clean, well looked after clothes, toys, and books are gratefully accepted, while items such as mattresses, electrical goods, or clothing that is stained and unkempt are not accepted.
All items are sold in store. The proceeds from the sale of items go towards helping families in need from poverty, disaster relief and recovery, helping and supporting the elderly and isolated people living in remote areas, as well as homeless adolescence.
As this is a hospital, they only accept certain items for donation, some of these items include books, DVD's which are suitable for children or adolescence, art & craft supplies, and baby toys. To see the full list of items that are acceptable, click here.
Second-hand soft toys, dolls, furniture and bedding are not acceptable.
Please send donations to:
Media and Communications
Samuel Way Building, Mezzanine Level
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide SA 5006
Or, you can drop off donations to the hospital's Information Desk, during office hours.
BackPacks 4 SA Kids is a charity that provides children, who have been sent to emergency foster care and domestic violence shelters, with back packs filled with essential items and toys & games, to make their transition a little bit easier and more comfortable.
Most of the donated items will need to be brand new, but if you have any clothes or baby toys that are in excellent condition, this would be an excellent charity to donate them to.
To see a full list of items that they are requesting, click here.
There are plenty of 'drop off' locations all around Adelaide. Click here to find your nearest location.
Birthline Pregnancy Support Inc are eagerly welcoming clothes, furniture, and any other baby items that are in good, clean condition.
Please call Birthline Pregnancy Support Inc to organise a time to drop off your donations, or have them collected at your house.
For more information on what items they need, click here.
Located in Marryatville and online, Toys2learn is an Australian owned and operated family business that supplies educational and traditional toys, as well as learning aids for all abilities. And as we need all the help we can get at Christmas – they get gift wrap for FREE!