Donate quality goods
If you have quality goods (new, near new or lightly used) to support the community at Hutt St Centre, we would love to hear from you. We can always find someone in need of quality clothing and footwear, blankets or other small household items.
If you are in doubt or have any questions, please contact us. If we are not able to accept your quality goods, then we can suggest another agency who can.
THANK YOU to all the generous people who have recently dropped off winter goods, our limited storage area is now packed to the rafters!
We need to press ‘Pause’ on donations of jackets, clothing and blankets while these goods are distributed to people doing it tough this winter. HOWEVER, our kitchen pantry shelves are a little bare and we will still gratefully accept items on our Winter Wish List anytime Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30pm.
Do you need anything urgently?
- Small packets of tissues
- Tin fruit
- Baked beans
- Tin spaghetti
- Bottles of water
- Muesli bars
- Small packets of chips
- Diced fruit cups
- Jelly fruit cups
- Pasta sauce
Thank you for your support.
Do you have a Wish List of items?
Yes! Please check out the items on our Updated Winter Wish List. These items are either frequently in need, or perhaps something we are running low on.
Are there any items you are unable to accept?
Due to safety and hygiene regulations and/or space (we have a very limited storage area) we are not able to accept:
- Second-hand electrical items
- Used pillows and doonas
- Mattress toppers and roll up mattresses (blow-up beds accepted)
- Hotel-sized toiletries
- Used/soiled clothes from Opportunity Shops
- Baby car seats
Mobility aids (e.g. second hand walkers or aged care equipment)
What does 'Lightly Used' mean?
Lightly used means near new. The item should be in good condition, with no stains, tears or fraying. All foods and toiletries should be unopened.
Due to hygiene reasons the following items are only accepted in new: socks, jocks, quilts, pillows and all toiletry products.
I have jocks and socks that are used but clean- can I donate these?
Due to health and hygeine considerations, and to support a person's dignity and sense of worth, we provide only new jocks, undies, bras and socks. Hutt St Centre also provides washing machines so clients can wash their worn clothes.
Where can I drop-off my donation?
Hutt St Centre reception (administration building), 258 Hutt Street, Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm, excluding public holidays. If you have a large quantity of items to deliver, please contact our reception prior to arrival on 08 8418 2500.
There are two ten-minute loading zone parks located out the front of 258 Hutt Street, and free street parking along Hutt Street. Please note, deliveries can no longer be made via Vincent Place due to a change in parking conditions to No Parking.
We kindly request that items being donated are packed into bags, containers or boxes that you no longer require. Our volunteers do a great job sorting through donated items, but are unable to empty out goods and return bags/containers to you on-the-spot.
Are you able to pick-up my donation?
As a small organisation focused on service delivery to people doing it tough, we are unable to provide a donation pick-up service. Thank you for your understanding.
If you are unable to accept my donation, can you recommend any other organisations?
There are many wonderful organisations supporting people experiencing homelessnes, poverty and disadvantage, please find below some suggestions:
Bric a brac
Kids and Baby items
Used furniture, white goods, electronics, bikes
How are donated items distributed?
Most items will be provided to clients, as needed, through our case workers. Some items may be made available through our onsite Op Shop, will all monies raised going back into the Centre to support our work.
Can I donate Christmas presents?
As a duty of care we are obliged to unwrap all presents we receive, to ensure the goods go to people that most need them. Please donate all gifts unwrapped or in clear cellophane (pre-bought, see-through gift packs are okay). Thank you for thinking of people doing it tough at this time of year.