Hutt St Centre couldn’t do what we do without our generous supporters.
Thank you for your support of people experiencing homelessness. Material items we gratefully accept are listed below. To respect people’s dignity, provide good quality items, and with consideration to WHS practices, in particular increased COVID19-safe practices, we are only accepting new items.
We gratefully accept new
- Adult-sized backpacks
- Blankets (thick/woollen)
- Sleeping bags, swags
- Non-perishable food (in-date only)
- Metro tickets
- Gift vouchers (preferably food only / no alcohol)
Pantry food items
Donations of packaged, long-lasting food help ensure people don't go hungry, and their nutritional needs are looked after. We're running low on the following everyday pantry items, and would gratefully accept unopened, in-date donations of the following items:
- Canned baked beans
- Canned spaghetti
- Instant noodles/ 2 minute noodles
- Packets or cans of soup
- Boxes of tea bags
- Instant coffee
- Long life milk
- Packets of crackers and biscuits
- Bottled water
- Pre-packaged sugar
- Tinned tuna
Toiletries and hygiene items
We regularly give out toiletries and hygiene items to help support people’s essential hygiene needs. We appreciate unopened, new donations of the following items:
- Small toothpastes
- Combs and brushes
- Tampons and pads
- Roll on deodorant
Skincare and makeup items
We gratefully accept unopened, in-date, new donations of skincare and makeup items. Here are some suggestions of items that are regularly needed:
- Lip gloss
- Cleanser/ cleansing wipes
We also accept new and good-quality secondhand clothing. Please do not donate anything you would not wear yourself – clothes should be freshly washed and free from rips, odours or stains.
Due to storage constraints, hygiene and safety reasons, there are a number of items we're unable to accept including:
- Electrical items
- Pre-cooked food
- Furniture (unless delivery has been pre-arranged)
We gratefully accept donations of good quality furniture in working order, with no rips, stains or odours. The following furniture items are regularly requested to help people settling into their new homes:
- Small 2-seater lounges
- Coffee tables/ small TV cabinets
- Double bed ensemble
- Queen bed ensemble (please enquire first to ensure we have storage capacity)
Important note: To ensure we have storage capacity available; we are only able to accept furniture donations that have been arranged in advance.
To enquire about donating furniture, please contact our Storeperson, Wayne, on 0406 297 965 (8:30am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday) or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of delivering the item to Hutt St Centre.
Bulk food items for the Dining Room
Hutt St Centre does accept bulk quantities of produce for our Dining Room, when these items meet our service delivery requirements. These donations typically come from manufacturers, suppliers, and/or distributors that can package and provide the items in bulk.
There are some food items that we regularly need, and gratefully accept as donations:
- Bottled water
- Jars or tins of instant coffee (bulk sizes preferable)
- Pre-packaged sugar
If you are a food manufacturer, supplier or distributor and have bulk items to donate, please call (08) 8418 2500 and ask to speak with our Kitchen Manager. Items cannot be accepted without arranging in advance.
Thank you kindly for supporting people experiencing homelessness. We appreciate your generous donation but unfortunately, we are unable to collect donated items.
Please download and complete our Material Items Donation form and return it with your kind donation to our Reception building at 258 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA.
Donation delivery times are between 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday.
For larger donations, please contact our Storeperson, Wayne, in advance on 0406 297 965 (8:30am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday) to arrange a delivery time.
For further enquiries, please call (08) 8418 2500 or email email@example.com
If you are unable to accept my donation, can you recommend any other organisations?
There are many wonderful organisations supporting people experiencing homelessness, poverty and disadvantage, please find below some suggestions. We recommend contacting them directly to check their situation on accepting donations under the current COVID-19 health guidelines.
Bric a brac
- www.vinnies.org.au - due to COVID-19, Vinnies op shops may be operating under different hours. Please check the current arrangements directly with Vinnies SA: www.vinnies.org.au/page/Shops/SA/
Kids and Baby items
- www.treasureboxes.org.au - due to COVID-19, Treasure Boxes' operations may have changed. Please contact them directly for the latest information on donating goods.
Used furniture, white goods, electronics, bikes
Hand-knitted blankets and beanies
If you would like to support people at risk of or experiencing homelessness, please consider making a financial donation so we can purchase the supplies we need, at the time we need them. Thanks again for your kindness.